875 124th Ave NE #101
Bellevue, WA 98005

Federal Tax ID: 91-1158281


Phone: (425) 679-5500

Mission Statement:
Pet Partners is the leader in promoting and demonstrating that positive human–animal interactions improve the physical, emotional and psychological lives of those we serve.

Become a Pet Partners Licensed Team Evaluator

A Pet Partners Licensed Team Evaluator is an experienced therapy animal team volunteer who has completed and passed training to be licensed to evaluate prospective new and renewing therapy animal teams. 

View the detailed Team Evaluator Volunteer Job Description 

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must be a current registered therapy animal team volunteer for at least two years - either as a volunteer with an animal, or a therapy animal program volunteer without an animal. However, a volunteer without an animal must have had the experience of going through the therapy animal program evaluation.
  • Must have at least a 50 combined hours of visiting experience, or shadowing in the case of a volunteer without an animal, with multiple client populations in at least two or more different environments within the previous two years.

Steps to Becoming a Licensed Team Evaluator:
  1. Complete the Team Evaluator Qualification Form 
    • Enrollment for new Team Evaluators began on October 1, 2014 and will be ending on June 30, 2015, due to our planned migration to a new website.  Team Evaluator candidates who wish to attend a 2015 practicum are encouraged to submit their qualification forms as soon as possible.
      • NOTE: proof of hours should include facility name, type of facility (school, library, hospital, hospice, etc.), client population (children, adults, seniors, veterans, etc.), and hours visited in the last 24 months.  Email or letter from facility and/or visiting logs are acceptable.
  2. Pass the Team Evaluator Online Course
  3. Pass the Team Evaluator In-person Practicum
    • The 2015 practicums include a Cohort Learning experience that starts approximately two months before the scheduled practicum.  We have learned that there are certain topics that are best covered through discussion with peers well before you actually arrive at your practicum ready to demonstrate your skills. In order to best prepare you, there will be an opportunity to participate in a multi-week online community with the other volunteers who will be attending your practicum. Starting approximately two months before your scheduled practicum, your instructor will give you some topics to consider, areas of learning to review and be available to answer questions through an online forum which you can log into at any time.
    • The practicum is a full-day experience is divided between preparation and assessment. The first half of the day will be an opportunity to ask questions and review best practices, but during the second half of the day you will be expected to conduct an evaluation yourself to Pet Partners standards. You must pass your practicum in order to become a team evaluator.
  4. Submit Team Evaluator Licensing Agreement with payment

Please note: All potential Team Evaluators will need to attend an in-person Team Evaluator Course Practicum (US locations vary), which includes an assessment of the student's performance during the Practicum. Students are allowed two attempts to pass the Practicum.

2015 Team Evaluator Practicums*

Completion of steps 1 & 2 are required in order to attend a Practicum.  Individuals who complete step 1 will be invited to pre-register for the practicum of their choice, upon course completion and payment their practicum registration will be confirmed.

Date Start End City, State Cost  Status*
Saturday, July 18, 2015 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Portland, OR  $125 Waitlist
Saturday, August 8, 2015 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. New York, NY  $125   2 seats available 
Saturday, August 8, 2015 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Raleigh/Durham, NC    $125 Waitlist
Saturday, September 26, 2015    8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Kansas City, MO  $125 2 seats available
Saturday, October 17, 2015 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Chicago, IL  $125 1 seats available
Saturday, November 7, 2015 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Bellevue, WA $125 Waitlist

*All attendees must complete the Team Evaluator Online Course 30-days in advance of the practicum.

2014 Practicum Dates

Special thanks to the funders of our 2014 Practicums including Planet Dog Foundation, Giant Steps Foundation and the Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation.

Date Start End City, State Cost Status*
Sunday, June 8, 2014 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Tucson, AZ $65 Completed
Saturday & Sunday, June 28 & 29, 2014 9:00 a.m. 5:00 a.m. Denver, CO $150 Completed
Saturday, July 19, 2014 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Cincinnati, OH $65 Completed
Saturday, August 9, 2014 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Roanoke, VA $65 Completed
Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. North Grafton, MA $65 Completed
Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Madison, WI $65 Completed
Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17, 2014 8:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Redding, CA $150  Completed
Saturday, September 6, 2014 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Portland, OR $65 Completed
Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Rome, GA $65 Completed
Saturday, October 4, 2014 8:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Minneapolis, MN $50 Completed


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