Miller achieves professional certification in animal welfare

  • Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 8:15 p.m.

Christian Morton Miller, development director for the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, has achieved the highest level of professional designation for animal professionals, having earned the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator, also known as CAWA, credential. This designation provides independent, third-party validation of the knowledge and skills necessary for competent practice as an animal welfare or animal control executive.

The CAWA certification program, administered by the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, also known as SAWA, distinguishes top-level executives and managers working in nonprofit and municipal agencies for their knowledge, experience and expertise.

CAWA candidates must meet strict eligibility requirements in leadership, management and animal welfare experience, and successfully pass a rigorous exam developed to meet the highest competency standards.

The exam tests knowledge and skills in administration and management, personnel supervision and leadership, public relations and fundraising, animal care and treatment and reasoning.

Maurine Dyer Stevens, SAWA President and CEO, said, “The CAWA certification program is a demonstration of the highest standards of leadership and management among nonprofit organizations, and we congratulate Christian Morton Miller, CAWA, for achieving this distinction.”

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