Evaluator Handbook

Specific qualifications are in place as standards for C.L.A.S.S. Evaluators to ensure that Evaluators are equipped to represent the APDT through the C.L.A.S.S. program.

C.L.A.S.S. Evaluators must pass a three-part online exam. Candidates should be familiar with the material in the C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator Handbook (revised and expanded version) before taking the online exam.

The Evaluator Handbook posted on the web site will be revised as needed. It is the responsibility of Evaluators to make sure they are using the most current version of the handbook. (See the date listed in the footer of the handbook.) Please check the web site frequently for Evaluator Notices by logging in to your APDT Account at www.apdt.com/members and clicking on the Notices tab.

How do I get started?

Download the Evaluator Handbook and begin learning about the C.L.A.S.S. program and the rules and requirements.

How do I join the APDT?

Visit the APDT web site for information on membership.

How do I use C.L.A.S.S. at my shelter?

Visit our Shelter page for information on our C.L.A.S.S. curriculum for shelters. Evaluators who will only be assessing shelter dogs may register at a reduced rate.

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