Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA)


Join an elite group of professionals committed to excellence in the management and operation of local animal welfare and control organizations.  Learn more about the CAWA program:

CAWA Program Applicant Guide  (updated 12-01-23)

> includes the Exam Specifications/Authoritative References List

CAWA Application   (updated 6-07-21)

> includes this Reference document (updated 3/31/23)

Definition of A Minimally Qualified CAWA Candidate 

> as defined by the CAWA Exam Committee. This document explains what knowledge a CAWA should have and be able to do or explain on the job.

The Bottom Line on CAWA: watch this video from the chair of the Certification Council

Questions about certification? Contact certification@theaawa.org.