A person in a motorized wheelchair being guided by a yellow Labrador Retriever wearing a blue service dog vest, walking on a sidewalk in a park.All Canine Companions teams are tested for public access. As a founding member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI), Canine Companions 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 service dogs in public settings.

Americans with Disability Act: Rules and regulations regarding service animals. 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 36. The Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 36.302 states:
A public accommodation shall modify policies, practices or procedures to permit the use of a service animal by an individual with a disability in any area open to the public.

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