- $45 paid at time of registration (*see our refund policy below); AND
- $35 due for first-year TDV membership after successful completion of all certification requirements.
These fees cover up to two handlers in the same household and ONE dog. Contact TDV for fees for more than two household handlers.
Passing the test and the evaluation process is necessary in order to become a therapy dog team with Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Tests are offered throughout the year, in some counties on a monthly basis. Once certification is achieved, a team can make therapy dog visits to facilities in their community (as volunteers). Certification provides many benefits, including the support of an established, experienced, highly regarded local organization, and the legitimacy and community connections that comes with it (click here for additional benefits). Certification remains current for as long as the team member renews their annual membership.
The entire process of TDV certification involves three basic steps (please note that your tester and/or evaluator may also provide you with additional instructions for each phase of the certification).
- Photography/videography is not permitted at Certification tests
TDV Covid Policy:
In order to attend TDV certifications or clinics, attendees need to have received the following:
- 2 COVID SHOTS (Moderna & Pfizer)
- 1 COVID SHOT (Johnson & Johnson)
(Boosters are encouraged but not required).
Please note: Facilities and programs visited by therapy dogs as part of
the evaluation process and as certified members may have additional