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Letter From the President: 150 CAWAs Can’t Be Wrong

February 20, 2020, Jim Tedford

Dear Colleagues,

Good news! After an extensive retooling of the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) program, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is relaunching the CAWA exam this March! The exam will be in a secure online, proctored format available anywhere 24/7.

Our CAWAs love that their exclusive credential expanded their skills AND is furthering their career every day. We asked nearly 150 CAWAs, “What’s the best thing about being a CAWA?” and they responded:

* Gained knowledge about nonprofit management best practices
* Increased professional credibility within and outside of the industry
* Pride of accomplishment
* Respect from peers

Intrigued? Stay tuned, as we’ll be regularly updating The Association’s website with details about the exam launch as they become available. Updated reading lists and special beta test pricing are already posted.

Thank you for your continued patience during our credential revitalization. We are very excited for what this revamped certification will mean to members of our industry.


Shout out to the CAWA Exam Committee, who wrote the new, updated exam that will be ready to take next month.
About Jim Tedford
Jim Tedford, CAWA, is President and CEO of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.