Becoming a Tester

In order to become an Apprentice Tester Applicant, you must meet the following requirements:

The Applicant must be at least 21 years of age and have five years of current experience in dogs. This should include activity in one, or preferably more, of the following:

  • Agility
  • Conformation
  • Dog Grooming
  • Herding
  • Obedience
  • Schutzhund (IPO)
  • Search and Rescue
  • Sledding
  • Teaching
  • Therapy
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary  Assistant
  • Other dog-related activities

If you meet the requirements and are interested in applying, please download and review Progression from Apprentice Tester to Tester to Chief Tester and learn more about the specific duties to progress to each position.

Then fill out and send an Application Form with application fee to:

American Temperament Test Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 591279
Houston, TX 77259