This article is from the Service Dogs FAQ, posted to rec.pets.dogs newsgroup. Maintained by Cindy Tittle Moore with numerous contributions by others.
ADI is a non-profit organization which is an association of other non-profit organizations which do training for hearing and mobility assist dogs. They are working on a test for street certification for the hearing and mobility assist dogs. The idea is to come up with a test that can be the standard for the US rather than having each state/county having different standards. They also have information on many training organizations in the US. They check out reports of problems with assist dog trainers (read rip off artists).
(541) 826-9220 Dogs for the Deaf, Inc 10175 Wheeler Road Central Point, OR 97502 Toll free 1-800-990-3647 Fax (541) 826-6696 http://www.dogsforthedeaf.org/
Sheila O'Brian (978) 835-3304 p.o. box 213 West Boylston MA 01583
Newsletter for ADI
Micheal Roche (303) 234-9512 p.o. box 150217 Lakewood, CO 80215
TOP DOG TRAINING PROGRAM 5315 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85711 (520) 747-4945 Members of ADI