All Canine Companions for Independence teams are tested for public access. As a founding member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI), CCI administers the ADI certification test at the completion of the Team Training course, with certification lasting up to three years. This is to ensure that graduate teams have appropriate levels of control with their assistance dogs in public settings.

Access Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act:
Click here for information on service animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

We Welcome Service Animals:
“We Welcome Service Animals” is a national campaign created by the California Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Foundation and made possible by funding from the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation and the American Express Foundation to teach people in the hospitality industry and law enforcement how to improve service to disabled guests who depend on service animals for assistance.

We Welcome Service Animals logo
Assistance Dogs International:
Assistance Dogs International, Inc. is a coalition of members representing organizations and individuals training and placing Assistance Dogs. The purpose of ADI is to improve the areas of training, placement, and utilization of Assistance Dogs. In 2002, Canine Companions for Independence became the first member agency to earn full accreditation for meeting or exceeding all ADI standards.


ADI's Guide to Assistance Dogs
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners:
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners,  (IAADP) is a non-profit cross-disability organization representing people partnered with guide, hearing, and service dogs.
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