Dog Owner Information

About Registration

The first step to take for students interested in a C.L.A.S.S.™ Evaluation is to register their dog for C.L.A.S.S.™ There are three ways to register: online registration, paper registration form, or by phone. Online registration is the fastest and most efficient method.

Students may register up to four dogs from the same household at one time, and may register each dog for one level (B.A., M.A., or Ph.D.) at a time. When the student registers a dog, the registration system automatically identifies which level(s) that dog has already been registered for, and will select the next level in the sequence (starting with the B.A., then the M.A., and finally Ph.D.) for which your dog is eligible to be registered. In this way, students cannot inadvertently register the same dog twice for the same level. Students may login to their Student account at any time to register additional dogs or to register for an additional level for their dog.

While it is preferable that students have their C.L.A.S.S.™ Student ID and Dog ID Numbers on or before the day of the evaluation, and that the dog has been registered in advance of each level of evaluation taken, students may also register their dogs for C.L.A.S.S. after an Evaluation. Evaluation scores may not be reported to the C.L.A.S.S. Office until the student has registered their dog at for each evaluation level taken.
Registration fees are non-refundable.

Online Registration

With online registration, a student visits to create a C.L.A.S.S.™ student account and receive their Student ID. The first time a student registers a particular dog(s), the student will fill out a short registration form for each dog, and submit the registration fee electronically, at which point the dog(s) will be registered for the B.A. Evaluation. (See Registration Fees below.) The student will receive the C.L.A.S.S.™ Dog ID immediately for each dog registered. The Dog ID should be submitted to the C.L.A.S.S.™ Evaluator on or before the day of a student/dog team’s evaluation.

If the student already has a C.L.A.S.S.™ account and wishes to register a dog for another level of C.L.A.S.S., they will log in and see a list of dogs registered to their account. The student will select the dog or dogs they wish to register for another level, and submit the registration fee electronically. Students may also register additional dogs and look up Dog ID numbers at any time by logging in to their C.L.A.S.S.™ account.

Registration by Mail, Email, or Fax

C.L.A.S.S.™ Student/Dog Team Registration Forms are available for download from, by calling or emailing the C.L.A.S.S.™ Office at 800-PET-DOGS (800-738-3647) or to request a form be mailed to you, or may be obtained from a C.L.A.S.S.™ Evaluator or Instructor. The student will mail, fax, or scan/email the completed Student/Dog Team Registration Form with the appropriate registration fee as per the instructions on the form. Upon processing the form, the C.L.A.S.S.™ Office will email the student with the C.L.A.S.S.™ Student ID and Dog ID numbers for each dog registered. Please note that registration forms without a valid email address cannot be processed. The Dog ID number should be submitted to the C.L.A.S.S.™ Evaluator on or before the day of a student/dog team’s evaluation. Students may look up their Student ID and Dog ID numbers at any time by logging in to their C.L.A.S.S.™ account.

While registration may be done by mail or phone, the Student Knowledge Assessment, part of the B.A. Evaluation requirements, must be done online.

Registration by Phone

To register by phone, an student should dial the C.L.A.S.S. Office at 800-PET-DOGS (800-738-3647) during regular business hours. Owners Students should be prepared to pay the registration fee with a credit or debit card, and have a pen handy to write down the Student ID and Dog ID Numbers.

Request for Test Modification

As stated in the eligibility for C.L.A.S.S. participants, any student or dog, whether well-bodied or disabled, is welcome to participate in a C.L.A.S.S. Evaluation. In the event that a student’s or dog’s disabilities or health restricts the team from performing a test item as described, the student shall check the “Request for Test Modification” box during online C.L.A.S.S. registration, and provide the reason(s) for the request. All test items must be completed, though items may be modified to accommodate that student’s particular disability or health restriction.

Registration Fees for C.L.A.S.S. (fees are per level)

To complete the C.L.A.S.S. registration process, the student will submit the appropriate registration fee. Fees may be paid with a debit or credit card (American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or VISA®) or with personal check or money order.

Dog(s) Fee
Create a C.L.A.S.S. student account FREE
Register 1 dog $5.00 per level
Register 2 dogs (from same household) $9.50 per level
Register 3 dogs (from same household) $13.50 per level
Register 4 dogs (from same household) $17.00 per level

Certificates of Graduation

Printed certificates, suitable for framing, may be ordered at any time from the C.L.A.S.S.™ web site after passing the C.L.A.S.S.™ Evaluation (and after the scores have been received by the C.L.A.S.S.™ Office.) Certificates are printed on metallic silver cardstock with the student’s and dog’s names, date, and level passed, and sent via US Mail. Certificates are $5.00 each, and discounts are given for ordering more than one certificate at the same time.

Veterinarian Certificate (B.A. Level only)

Part of responsible dog ownership is providing your dog with regular veterinarian care. A signed Veterinarian Certificate is a requirement to take the B.A. Level Evaluation. This certificate affirms that the dog has been examined by the veterinarian within the last year, has been well-cared for, and is free of parasites. The form does not request proof of vaccinations, as the vaccinations appropriate for each dog will vary.

After registering their dog online, students will receive a link to download the Veterinarian Certificate. The certificate can also be downloaded at any time. The signed certificate must be presented to the C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator on the day of the B.A. Evaluation.

About Canine Life and Social Skills

How do I get started?

Download the Program Handbook to read about the C.L.A.S.S. rules and requirements.

How do I find an Evaluator?

All Evaluators will be listed as an Official C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator in the APDT Trainer Search.

What does the C.L.A.S.S. Program cost?

Visit our registration fees page for details on pricing.

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