Guide Dog & Service Dog Forms

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Accredited Schools - Application for a Guide or Service Dog Certificate - New or Renewal

Use this form if your dog was trained by Assistance Dogs International or International Guide Dog Federation accredited schools and you are applying for or renewing a service dog certification.

You must send a recent passport-size and quality photograph of yourself with the application on every third renewal (i.e. every 6 years).

Application for a Guide or Service Dog Certificate - New or Renewal

Use this form if your dog was not trained by Assistance Dogs International or International Guide Dog Federation accredited schools and you are applying for or renewing a service dog certification.

Renewals

Dog and handler teams that did not graduate from an ADI or IGDF school will be certified only after the JIBC confirms they have passed a reassessment in the last 90 days.

You must send a recent passport-size and quality photograph of yourself with the application on every third renewal (i.e. every 6 years).

Medical Form Confirming Requirement for Guide Dog or Service Dog

Use this form if your dog was not trained by Assistance Dogs International or International Guide Dog Federation accredited schools and you are applying for a new guide or service dog certification.

A certificate will be issued only after the Registrar receives the completed form sent directly from your B.C. medical practitioner’s office.

Application for a Dog Trainer Certificate - New or Renewal

Use this form if you are the chief executive officer, executive director or equivalent of an accredited guide or service dog training school and you are applying for or renewing a dog trainer certificate.

You must send a recent passport-size and quality photograph of yourself with the application on every third renewal (i.e. every 6 years).

Application for a Dog-In-Training Certificate - New or Renewal

Use this form if you are the chief executive officer, executive director or equivalent of an accredited guide or service dog training school and you are applying for or renewing a new dog-in-training certificate.

Application for a Guide or Service Dog Retirement Certificate - New or Renewal

Use this form if the guide or service dog is no longer working and no longer requires access to public places.

A retired guide or service dog certificate will allow the dog to continue residing with the handler.

You must send a recent passport-size and quality photograph of yourself with the application on every third renewal (i.e. every 6 years).

Request for Replacement of Current Guide or Service Dog Certificate

Use this form to replace a certificate.

Complaint Form

Use this form to complain to the Registrar about matters relating to the Guide Dog and Service Dog Act or section 23.1 (service animals) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.