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Only Kennel Club Registered or Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Listed Status Organisations can host a test. They will appoint an examiner for their test that must meet the Scheme's Examiner qualifications and are also able to complete the task proficiently. This point cannot be stressed highly enough.

Examiners

Clubs and organisations hosting tests should note the changes to the criteria for examiners which came into force from 1 May 2014.

Criteria for Examiners

The Club or Organisation hosting a test must appoint an examiner and must satisfy themselves that the person they appoint meets the Scheme's Examiner qualifications and is able to complete the task proficiently. This point cannot be stressed highly enough.

Following the amendments to examiner criteria introduced from 1 May 2014, allBronze, Silver or Gold tests must be examined by an examiner whose name appears on either the A list or the B list of Good Citizen Dog Scheme Examiners. Up to date lists of all A and B list examiners for a particular region may be obtained at any time on request from the Good Citizen Dog Scheme office.

Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Approved Examiners

I. A LIST EXAMINERS

Examiners whom the Good Citizen Dog Scheme would support to examine and who have passed the Examiner Assessment Course at the following levels:

A1 List (up to and including Gold level)

Have received a pass at the Bronze, Silver and Gold Award levels of the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Examiner Assessment Course.

A2 List (up to and including Silver level)

Have received a pass at the Bronze and Silver Award levels of the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Examiner Assessment Course.

A3 List (Bronze level only)

Have received a pass at the Bronze Award level of the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Examiner Assessment Scheme.

NOTE: Examiners who are placed on the A2 and A3 Examiner list may also feature on the B list, due to meeting the Scheme's criteria through previous examining experience at Silver and Gold Award levels.

II. B LIST EXAMINERS

Examiners who were qualified at 30 April 2014 under the former criteria (listed below), and who had acted as a Good Citizen Dog Scheme test examiner for Bronze and/or Silver and/or Gold Award levels in the 5 years prior to 30 April 2014, and who successfully applied for inclusion on the Good Citizen Dog Scheme B list of Examiners within the set deadline.

B List examiners' experience is reflected by placing the relevant notification i.e. B = Bronze, S=Silver or G=Gold by the individual examiner name (based on examining experience notified to the Good Citizen Dog Scheme office). Examiners on the B list are eligible to examine at all levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and will remain eligible to examine without time limit.

Former criteria on which eligibility for inclusion on the B list was based:

NOTE: applications for the B list have closed. All new examiners will have taken and passed the GCDS Examiner Assessment Course at the relevant level of achievement i.e. Bronze, Silver and/or Gold. Examiner Assessment Courses are held throughout the year and across the country at all levels. For details please contact the Good Citizen Dog Scheme office: gcds@thekennelclub.org.uk