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Animal Reiki Practitioner

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Program Description

Animal Reiki Practitioners are animal service providers – veterinarians, animal trainers/behaviorists, animal acupuncturists, pet groomers, dog kennel staff, and animal daycare staff - who use Reiki to help in the physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual healing of animals. Reiki is a non-invasive Japanese holistic energy healing system used to support energy balance, harmony and ‘hands-on’ healing. This may include using client intake, consent, session and consent forms, and working with different breeds of animals.

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential: Successful students will receive certification from the Animal Reiki Alliance for each level of completion.

Certifying Organization: Animal Reiki Alliance www.animalreikialliance.com

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Length of Training

6 - 12 months

Courses are offered at CCBC Catonsville.

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Students must be computer literate and have Internet access.

Application Process

To apply, go to ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

Students must successfully complete Animal Reiki I, II and III before moving to the next course module in the series.  A stringent attendance policy will be enforced for Animal Reiki Certification Training Levels II and II, completing the internship, and passing the written exam.

Course Number



Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



FIT 760

Animal Reiki I


Reiki Source Shoden and Animal Reiki Training:  The Basics - Textbook will be provided and is included in the course cost.



FIT 761

Animal Reiki II


Textbook will be provided and is included in the course cost.



FIT 773

Animal Reiki III


Textbook will be provided and is included in the course cost.



FIT 769

Animal Reiki Certification Training Level II


Textbook will be provided and is included in the course cost.



FIT 770

Animal Reiki Certification Training Level III


Textbook will be provided and is included in the course cost.



Course Series Totals:





Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Detail-oriented; dependability; self-control; ability to follow safety rules; ability to follow directions; cooperation with others; integrity; persistence; manual dexterity; mechanical aptitude; mathematical aptitude; ability to stand for long periods of time; ability to lift 35 pounds; ability to work with a variety of animals.

Career Opportunities:

This program prepares students for entry-level Animal Reiki Practitioner animal care positions in shelters, kennels and animal day care facilities.

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Contact Information

Coordinator:  LaVerne Robertson | lrobertson@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-1253 | Essex | BESS |124

Director: Michelle McCallum | mmccallum@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-1925 | Essex | BESS | 117

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