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Membership of ADI is open only to programs that have been accredited by ADI.

Accredited Members must be fully accredited by either ADI or the International Guide Dog federation. In addition, in order to retain membership, Accredited Members must pay the agreed annual fees, undertake re-accreditation when required and pay any required accreditation fees. Membership fees should be paid to the Coordinator of the regional chapter where ones exist in the agreed regional currency, or to the International Coordinator (in $US funds) where not.

Accredited members have voting rights and are able to attend all ADI and regional meetings.

By selecting an ADI Accredited Member program, you can ensure that the program is meeting the highest standards in the assistance dogs industry including standards for the treatment of clients, dogs, training and ethical business practices.

Find out how programs are accredited.

Candidate Status will be offered to nonprofit organizations that train and place Assistance Dogs that meet the eligibility criteria.

Find out about becoming a candidate.