Joining CCC is as easy as 1..2..3...


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1. Meet the requirements

  • Handlers must be at least 18 years of age

  • Dogs must be at least 1 year old and non-aggressive

  • Dogs either need to attend a standard 6-8 week obedience course OR have earned a Canine Good Citizen title from the AKC

  • Dogs must be current on vaccinations and dog license

  • Handlers must provide criminal and child abuse background checks

  • Handlers must attend a CCC orientation


2. Attend an orientation

This can be completed either in-person or on the phone/online.

Orientations are a chance for us to tell you about the organization, share a video of a dog going through the certification test, and provide details about what happens after you become a member.

Orientations take approximately 30 minutes.

Click here for our calendar of upcoming in-person orientations or click here to register for an online/phone orientation. 

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3. Attend & pass a certification exam

All required documentation must be received prior to your evaluation date. 

  • The evaluation is in two parts, temperament and obedience, and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

  • No pinch, prong, head halters or e-collars will be permitting during the evaluation or on visits.

  • No treats are permitted during the test.

Email to register for an evaluation
Click here for registration form and required documentation. 
Click here to see a calendar including upcoming evaluation dates