[for internal preview]Training Courses for Licensed Dog Breeders, Traders and Staff (Cap 139b)


The SPCA was appointed by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) to deliver training courses to licensed dog breeders, traders and their staff as required under the Cap 139B regulations.
These training courses are designed to improve animal health, care and welfare. Depending on your engagement in the dog breeding and trade industry, you can enroll in one of the following courses.

Narrated mainly in Cantonese

Course Engagement Modules Fee
Course 1 DBLA licensees DBLB Licensees, Managers, Supervisors Modules 1-16 [24 hours] HK$6,800-
Course 2 ATL Licensees, Managers, Supervisors Modules 1-8 [12 hours] HK$5,100-
Course 3 Supervised staff Modules 1-8 [12 hours] HK$3,400-

Course Dates

Date Time Module Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
5th March 2024 (Tue) 09:30-17:00 1-4
12th March 2024 (Tue) 09:30-17:00 5-8
19th March 2024 (Tue) 09:30-17:00 9-12
26th March 2024 (Tue) 09:30-17:00 13-16
9th  April 2024 (Tue) TBC Exam


Online Enrolment

Once you have successfully enrolled, you will receive an email confirmation with regulations & guidelines.


  1. For details of the course timetable please click here.
  2. Please arrive at the classroom 15 minutes before the class begins.
  3. Student registrations are done at the start of the class, after recess and after lunch. The SPCA will validate attendance by checking your identity with your ID card. (Please note according to the AFCD’s guidelines, ID cards are provided on a voluntary basis. However, if the attendee is reluctant to show their ID Card for verification purposes they will not be allowed to sit the examination and an attendance certificate will not be awarded).
  4. Attendees must remain quiet in class.
  5. The use of mobile phones, paging devices and gaming devices, as well as smoking, eating, drinking, gambling, fighting and/or the use of foul language are prohibited in class. Sound recording, video or photography are also not allowed.
  6. If registration is delayed due to the number of attendees, SPCA will conduct registration while the speaker delivers the lecture. Students should place their ID card on their desk for this purpose.
  7. Any late arrivals, early departures or those away from the classroom for more than 45 minutes in a day will be considered absent.
  8. There will be an IN/OUT record form placed at the entrance to the classroom. Attendees who need to leave and/or re-enter the room need to register their name and IN/OUT time accordingly.
  9. No suspension request or a request to change to other modules will be entertained.
  10. If a student falls sick and is not able to attend the class, they must email (training@spca.org.hk) before the class begins, and submit a copy of a medical certificate issued by a doctor within seven working days. Failure to do so will result in the student being considered absent and they will need to pay and re-sit the class.
  11. Attendees will need to complete all modules and sit the examination within 12 months of attending the first module. Failure to do so will be considered a discontinuation, and fees will not be refunded.
  12. Each attendee will be presented with a Course Handbook. In the case of loss of the handbook, students will need to pay HK$250 for a new one.
  13. The SPCA holds the copyright of the Course Handbook content. Duplication of its content is prohibited.

Guidelines for Adverse Weather

  1. If the typhoon signal No. 8 or higher or Black Rainstorm Warning is lowered before 6:30am, all courses on that day will commence as normal.
  2. If the typhoon signal No. 8 or higher or Black Rainstorm Warning is lowered before 12pm, all attendees need to arrive at the SPCA within 2 hours to attend classes.
  3. If the typhoon signal No. 8 or higher or Black Rainstorm Warning is still hoisted at 12pm, all classes on that day will be rescheduled.
  4. If typhoon signal No. 8 is hoisted during the class, all attendees will be dismissed immediately.
  5. If Black Rainstorm Warning is in force during the class, everyone shall remain inside.

All attendees need to follow all the above regulations. If students fail to do so, the SPCA reserves the right to issue a warning which may lead to termination of their Cap 139B Training without refund.

Course details

Training courses are divided into 16 modules; for full details of the course syllabus please click here.

Students completing all the modules are eligible to sit an exam. The pass rate is 76% for Course 3 (supervised staff) and 77% for Course 1 & 2 (all other roles). Those who pass will receive a certificate to recognize their achievement.

Venue: SPCA Wan Chai Centre, 4/F Seminar Room (5 Wan Shing Street, Wan Chai)

For enquiries, please contact 2232 5574 or via training@spca.org.hk