The courses of The Hedgehog Program are available in both English and Dutch language and cover various topics related to keeping, caring for and breeding hedgehogs and tenrecs. Thanks to ongoing research, we are continuously developing new courses to teach keepers and enthusiasts more about these special animals.

Our courses are developed on another website and registration of an account is required to participate in a course. That way you are also eligible for the certificates. These are not recognized, but they are a nice addition to your CV!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I get a certificate? +

    Yes, all our courses come with a certificate. Unfortunately, these are not recognized, because we are not an official training center. But they are nice to have, you can also add them to your CV and some certificates are used by breeders as proof that you have read enough for your new pet.
  • Do I have to register to participate in a course? +

    Yes, to participate in a course you must create an account on the website where our courses can be found. This account is used to keep track of your progress, to find your scores, but you can also find and download your certificate here.
  • What kind of courses are there? +

    The range of courses is currently very much under construction, so the overview is not very large yet. At the moment we mainly focus on courses on animal care and useful topics for breeders. We hope to develop more topics in the future!
  • Are there free courses? +

    Yes! Because we want to offer all information as accessible as possible, we make free courses available. However, these are only the basic care courses. For all other courses, a contribution may be asked to participate.
  • Is there a limit on how long you can take to complete a course? +

    No, not everyone has the same amount of time or the same length of time to learn. And there are many people who would like to read the lesson material a few times and practice a little more. That is why we do state the duration of a course, but the curriculum remains available until you have completed the entire course. Even if that is well beyond the time period!
  • Can I retake a course? +

    For some courses you need a minimum score to obtain the certificate. That's why you can redo each course at least once. How many 'retakes' you still have can be seen after you have completed the course. So you can do the course again. However, if you have already obtained the certificate, the curriculum will always remain accessible, so you can always read the lesson material when you are logged in to your account.
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