Certification Requirements

In Short: A well-behaved Service dog is unobtrusive, realizes that you are in control, and as a team you do not pose a public threat.

Dismissal: The Americans with Disabilities Act enables people with physical and psychological needs the relief they require through the use of Service Dogs by assisting them with their daily activities. A well-behaved Service dog is unobtrusive, realizes that you are in control, and as a team you do not pose a public threat. Any dog that displays bad behavior, acts aggressively (growling, biting, showing teeth) may not be considered  and will not qualify as a Service Dog. Even a well trained Service Dog is not perfect. If your dog exhibits occasional nipping, Service Dog Certification of America recommends muzzling.

Commands: Commands may be administered to your Service Dog using verbal orders, hand signals or a combination of the two.

Vehicle Unloading:  The dog must remain calm and under control while departing the vehicle. He/ she must wait until released before exiting. Once out of the vehicle the dog must wait quietly until such time as you command, while under no circumstances should the dog be off lead. A quick and efficient exit will ensure your canine helpers safety.

Approaching a Structure: The dog must remain in a heel position* at all times. Traffic, loud noises and other distractions should not gain the attention of the dog. As a team you should project a relaxed attitude.

Controlled Entry Though a Opening: The dog must remain in a heel position at all times. Soliciting of attention should not be tolerated.

Command Obedience: The dog must be obedient to your commands i.e.: sit, come, stay, lay, heel, etc.

Noise Distraction: The dog may acknowledge noise, but in no way should the dog show aggression or fear. Some reaction is normal however; a properly trained Service Dog once commanded, should not cower, shake, or act as though they are unable to preform their usual duties.

Restaurant Conduct: While seated the dog should sit under the table if permissible. If not, as close as possible will suffice. Dropped food retrieval should not be permitted under any circumstances.

Off Lead Retrieval: If lead is dropped at any time the dog must remain in the heel position, unless otherwise commanded.

Load into Vehicle: Load into vehicle should be conducted quickly and efficiently with either the dog or the handler entering first. The dog must not wander but patiently wait for instructions. The dogs safety is always the main concern when walking to or from your vehicle in a parking lot, necessitating command obedience

*heel position -  when you are standing still or walking , the neck/shoulder region of the forward-facing dog is lined up with your right or left leg, and close alongside you.


Your Service Dog Certification Kit will include:  

  • 2 Service Dog vests w/ patches- your choice of color  (1 sport utility plus vest & 1 complimentary standard or mesh style vest)
  • Digital version of your Service Dogs Certification including photo and US  registration number emailed within 48hrs. These files can be printed or saved in any smart phone for any emergency.
  • Customer Service Line (Registration Verification and Law break down)
  • 1 Official Embossed Service Dog Certificate w/ your Service Dogs Picture
  • 1  ID card W/ your Service Dogs Photo (printed on a high-grade PVC, similar to a drivers license).  
  • 1  Personalized Engraved Service Dog tag containing  your Service Dogs Name, Biographical and Registration Information (Military style w/ rubber silencer). Includes 5" chains for your choice of utilization.
  • 4 FAQ wallet Information cards (Department of Justice and ADA Law)
  • A digital version of the FAQ wallet card will also be include in the emailed version of your Service Dogs Certification.
  • Lifetime admittance into SDCA Registry.
  • 4 Official Service Dog stickers for use at your discretion (Example below).
  • Kit never needs Renewal. By being the leader in this Industry we are Responsible for providing our Service Dogs and Handlers with the Highest Quality goods, Technologies and Services available. All Service Dogs in our program will receive 25% off on all Replacement Products, Including all new vests, new goods and services. When implementing new goods, services and upgrades an email will be sent. Just visit www.servicedog.club for Access to the Shopping Cart. 
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all products sold!*A Doctors note is not required by law but, if you have one we recommend that it be uploaded to your service dogs profile.

       *A Doctors note is not required by law but, if you have one we recommend that it be uploaded to your  
        service dogs profile.

All for $149.95 + S & H ($10.00)




Service Dog Certification of America recognizes a significant number of
Americans have some form of disability and offers financial aid to those on disability that meet with our requirements. Please contact this department through the contact form if you feel you or a friend qualifies.

Our exclusive new Sport Utility Plus Vest is designed with safety, convenience and multifunction in mind. The vest features four pockets... 1) The New Bag Pocket – is a sealable dispenser pocket that holds unused waste (poop) containment bags. 2) ID Slot- this clear pocket is perfect for your service dogs ID or Law card. 3) Utility Pocket- is great for treats, wet wipes, meds or personal items...4) The Mesh Pocket- is perfect for holding a used waste bag until it can be properly disposed of. The vest has a hook clip, perfect for your service dog’s engraved ID tag and importantly we have added reflective material to ensure your Service Dogs safety.

Sport Utility

4 colors choices

Your Service Dog's Kit will contain the finest ID tags. This tag is engraved on one side with your service dogs name, phone, certification data and customer service  contact. The backside of the tag displays  SDCA SERVICE DOG


vest selection

 new id tag

with silencer

Embossed Certificate

service dog certification of america


7 colors choices

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ID card


7 colors choices

Official Service Dog Sticker