Get a service dog identification card

Certified service dog teams must order an Alberta Service Dog Identification Card.

Overview

Qualified service dog teams can obtain a Service Dog Identification Card. Service dog teams should carry their ID with them at all times when in public.

This card verifies the public access rights of the individual and their service dog are protected under the Service Dogs Act and Service Dogs Qualification Regulations (PDF, 278 KB).

The card has:

  • the name of the handler and dog
  • a photo of the handler and dog
  • a validation number
  • a date of expiration

Figure 1. Service dog ID card example

Example of a Service Dog Identification card

Eligibility

You may apply for a Service Dog Identification Card if you have a service dog that has one of the following qualifications:

  • graduated from a program accredited by, or holding candidacy status with Assistance Dogs International
  • completed a program delivered by an organization identified as a Producer in the Qualified List
  • passed a Qualification Assessment (PDF, 212 KB) conducted by an Assessor in the Qualified List
  • has been qualified by an organization contracted by a provincial or territorial government in Canada to train or assess service dogs to standards equivalent to the Alberta Training Standard (PDF, 155 KB) as determined by the Minister

If your service dog does not have one of these qualifications, you can get your service dog assessed.

Cost

There is no cost to receive a service dog identification card.

How to order

Step 1. Fill out the form

PDF form instructions

We recommend using Internet Explorer on a desktop computer to download and fill out this form. It may not work with mobile devices or Chrome.

Service Dog Identification Card Application (PDF, 210 KB)

You can also request the form by calling 780-427-9136 or  servicedogs@gov.ab.ca

Step 2. Submit the form

Mail the form to:

Service Dog Assessment Team
Community and Social Services
3rd Floor Standard Life Centre
10405 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton AB  T5J 4R7

You can also submit the form by fax to 780-427-9145 or by email at servicedogs@gov.ab.ca

Step 3. Take a photo of the user and the service dog

The assessor or trainer may be able to take the photo and submit it on your behalf. Photos must clearly show the user and the service dog, and follow the guidelines below.

Figure 2. Service dog photo guidelines

  • Photos must clearly show the user and the service dog
  • There can be no other dogs or people in the photo
  • The user must be facing the famera
  • The face of the user must be clear and visible.
  • The image must be a close-up portrait format

Example of a Service Dog Identification card

Step 4. Email the photo

The photo must:

  • be in jpg, tif or bmp format
  • have the full name of the applicant as the file name

Email the photo to servicedogs@gov.ab.ca

After you order

An official Identification Card will be mailed to you.

Contact

Service Dog Assessment Team
780-427-9136 (Edmonton)
310-0000, then 780-427-9136 (toll-free) 
servicedogs@gov.ab.ca

Mailing address:
Service Dog Assessment Team
Community and Social Services
3rd Floor Standard Life Centre
10405 Jasper Ave NW
Edmonton AB  T5J 4R7