This course is offered three times yearly. The course is offered over two full days (4 sessions), from 9AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Participants who complete the course and are successful at the final examination are issued certificates. The holders of such certificates shall successfully complete a refresher course in the care and handling of such animals when deemed necessary by the Department (HC 161.09(h)(2)).
The information on this page is designed to explain how to meet the New York City health code requirement that anyone who is charged with the supervision of a pet shop or business successfully complete a course in animal care and handling. It does not encompass other health-related aspects of owning and operating a pet shop, animal boarding or grooming establishment, nor does it address other requirements.
Taking the Animal Care and Handling course and receiving a certificate for successful completion of the course does not satisfy all of the regulatory requirements of other City and State Agencies. It is the business owner's responsibility to apply for all other permits, licenses, and authorizations required by other City and State Agencies.
Riverside Health Center
160 W. 100th Street (at Columbus Avenue)
New York, NY 10025
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Health Academy