Each program page will elaborate the entrance requirements for the program in question. The programs provided through CASI are intended to be and classified as “personal interest” or for “professional development” depending on the program in question The programs are not designed to be vocational.
All programs require the student to be at least 18 years of age and to have a high school diploma or equivalent, ideally in English. This is to ensure that the student can communicate effectively in English at the appropriate level. If you do not have a high school diploma or an equivalent but are sure you are capable of communicating effectively in English, please just let us know when you enroll.
As mentioned, some programs are intended to be for professional development, and as such, requires that the student have professional experience, be it paid or volunteer, in an animal-related field for which they are seeking to upgrade and expand their professional skills and knowledge. Alternatively, professional membership or certification in a professional association or certifying body will satisfy the entrance requirement. Alternatively, having completed a program of study in the field will also satisfy the entrance requirement. This stipulation does not require you have a specific number of hours or have achieved an advanced level of practice, just that you have professional experience or have taken a vocational program of study in it already or have a certification or professional membership. If you have any questions about whether what you do or have done qualifies you to begin the program in question, please feel free to contact us.