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Become a KCAI Scheme Member


The KCAI Scheme is a UK-wide membership-based scheme for dog training instructors and canine behaviourists which offers its members the opportunity to gain a nationally-recognised vocational accreditation based on a robust standard set by the Kennel Club.

It is the first and only scheme for dog training instructors and canine behaviourists that has achieved programme accreditation from City & Guilds, a globally-recognised benchmark of quality.

Dog training instructors and canine behaviourists will enhance their reputation by becoming members of the scheme and will have the opportunity to gain recognition for their knowledge, skills and experience by achieving Kennel Club Accredited Instructor status.

All KCAI Scheme members are required to abide by the Kennel Club Code of Practice for Instructors, which sets out the principles governing their professional conduct and training practices. More information can be found below.

A guide taking you through the stages to achieve accreditation can be found here.

To join the KCAI Scheme, please complete the membership application form below and return it to:kcai@thekennelclub.org.uk.

Membership application form

KCAI Scheme terms and conditions
Here you will find the KCAI Scheme Code of Practice, the scheme Regulations, the Kennel Club Code of Ethics and relevant National Occupational Standards.
Member Benefits
The benefits of KCAI Scheme membership.
KCAI Scheme Events and Promotions
Information on upcoming KCAI Events and Promotions.
KCAI Members Zone
Log in to the KCAI Scheme Members’ portal.
About The Kennel Club Academy
Discover how this online education tool helps KCAI members work towards their accreditation in a more structured and convenient way.
Log into the Kennel Club Academy