HOW TO QUALIFY FOR CERTIFICATION:
ASCT therapy and service dog certifications are precise in definition of the exact service provided. In order to
properly comply with federal, state, and local laws, it is of appreciable importance to assure that a certification specifically
explains precise needs of service and provides the owner comfort in trusting that he avoids difficulties entering and operating
throughout facilities of daily life; e.g., airports, stores, restaurants, Etc.
THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS IS AS FOLLOWS:
Step 1. APPLY ONLINE The Owner (trainer may also apply; by proxy)
Step 2. Submit a short letter explaning the nature
of need and type of training you feel should be conducted or already has been conducted.
Step 3. Once the training has been completed (applicant may combine steps 2 and 3 if training
has completed at time of application) send training documentation to demostrate the type of training and education of the
owner; i.e., logs, notes, manuals, plans of action, Etc. ASCT must receive and review a clear video of the dog specifically
carrying out the intended tasks for which the certification application states; e.g., alerting siezure alert, opening door,
alerting to phone ringing, retrieving devices, guiding owner, and in the case of therapy dogs; comforting support, movement,
checking with owner, Etc.
recommends an onsite testing of performance. However, there are many occasions where that is arduous to the owner. Therefore,
video is acceptable for therapy and service providing it is clear and demostrates precise actions.)