Student Prerequisite Items for the Evaluation

On the day of the C.L.A.S.S.™ Evaluation, the student is required to present the following items for the C.L.A.S.S.™ Evaluator during the check-in process:

  • Permissible collar or harness
  • 6-foot non-retractable leash
  • Doggy clean-up supplies (waste bags, poop scooper, etc.)

The C.L.A.S.S.™ Evaluator will not begin the Evaluation if any of these items are unavailable or incomplete.

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, 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.

For the B.A. Level Evaluation, it is also preferable that students have their signed Veterinarian Certificates to present to the Evaluator, since this certificate is part of the requirements for each team to complete the B.A. Level. If the student does not present the Veterinarian Certificate to the Evaluator at some point prior to the Evaluation, the student may still take the evaluation. However, when the Evaluator reports the team's score, it will be noted that the Veterinarian Certificate requirement, and therefore the B.A. Level, is not yet complete. The student will then need to either bring the Veterinarian Certificate to the Evaluator or send it to the C.L.A.S.S.™ Office in order to get credit for meeting that requirement.


In additional to the required items above, Junior Handlers are required to have:

  • "Waiver of Liability" form signed by the parent or adult mentor
  • Parent or adult mentor present during the evaluation

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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