GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS

Working Certificate Test Rules and Regulation (2014)

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2.1 Eligibility of Clubs to Hold Working Certificate Tests. (Table of Contents)

2.1.1 Only CKC accredited clubs or associations in good standing with the CKC are eligible to apply for andhold a working certificate test.

2.1.2 Any club that has not run a WC test under CKC rules within 3 years is required to run a sanctioned test.

2.1.3 A club may hold working certificate tests only in which all eligible breeds may participate.

2.1.4 A club may hold only 4 WC WCI WCX tests in any one region/zone per year. Clubs will be permitted to hold no more than 2 sets of working certificate tests in one day.

2.2 Making Application (Table of Contents)

2.2.1 A club or association applying to hold a working certificate test must make application on forms provided by the CKC. The Event Date Application must be submitted so as to be received not less than 180 days prior to the date of the proposed tests. The CKC will notify the club whether or not approval has been granted. If the date is granted and the club fails to hold its tests on the date approved, an administrative fee as set by the Board will be assessed against the club, unless the CKC waives this fee on the grounds that the club had no alternative but to postpone or cancel.

2.2.2 The Event Secretary must be a regular member in good standing with the CKC

2.2.3 The CKC shall have the authority to grant or withhold approval of an application for test dates. In the event approval is withheld, the test-giving club shall have no claim against the CKC.

2.2.4 Permission may be granted to hold simultaneous WC events, less than 402 km (250 miles) apart, at the discretion of the CKC and after consultation with the clubs involved.

2.2.5 Sanctioned working certificate tests authorized by the CKC shall be governed by such rules and regulations as from time to time shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The avoidance of conflicting date(s) for tests will be a consideration in the processing of applications.

2.2.6 The use of a club's name for working certificate test purposes cannot be transferred.

2.3 Postponement or Cancellation of Event (Table of Contents)

2.3.1 If a date is granted and the club fails to hold its tests on the date approved, an administrative fee as set by the Board will be assessed against the club, unless:

(a) The weather is unsuitable for holding the tests, in which case, the Working Certificate Test Committee may suspend indefinitely or postpone any test up to 3 days. Notice of such suspension or postponement shall be forwarded immediately to the CKC. Postponement beyond 3 days must have the approval of the CKC.

(b) Because of circumstances beyond its control, a club finds that the entry on the closing date is less than 8 dogs, in which case, the club may at its option cancel the tests, without penalty, subject to the approval of the CKC, and provided that such information is included in the premium list. All entrants are to be notified immediately. In the event of postponement for any reason within 24 hours or more of the starting time of a test, any competitor shall have the right to withdraw his entry and his entry fee shall be refunded.

2.3.2 In the event of postponement for any reason within 24 hours or more of the starting time of a test, any competitor shall have the right to withdraw his entry and his entry fee shall be refunded.

2.3.3 In the event of a low entry for either or both events being run by a club on the same weekend, or concurrent dates:

(a) The club may run both events on the same day, provided all entrants and judges are in agreement prior to the start of the first day’s test.

(b) One day’s events must be completed prior to the start of the second day’s event.

(c) If a club chooses this option, it must immediately notify the CKC

2.4 CKC Publications. (Table of Contents)

2.4.1 All clubs holding working certificate tests are required to have copies of the latest edition of theseWorking Certificate Test Rules and Regulations available at the test.

2.5 Advertising. (Table of Contents)

2.5.1 A club holding working certificate tests must not advertise or publish the date of any event that has not been approved by the CKC.

2.5.2 A club that has been granted priority dates for its event may advertise those dates prior to submitting the Event Date Application. This does not exempt the club from submitting the required applications to the CKC within the prescribed time frame.

2.5.3 A club must not advertise the names of the judges until the club has received official notification from the CKC that the judges have been approved.

2.6 Working Certificate Test Representative. (Table of Contents)

2.6.1 The Board Member representing the area may appoint a Representative to attend events without remuneration. If a Working Certificate Test Representative has been appointed in the zone in which the test is being held, his role shall be to work with the judges and test committees to ensure the tests are run according to the rules, and to assist if needed.

2.7 Officials & Committees. (Table of Contents)

2.7.1A dog that bites or attempts to bite another dog or apremises for the duration of the event by the Working Certificate Test Committee Chair.

2.7.2 Where a person who has control or custody of a dog at a CKC event causes that dog to suffer serious injury or death through negligence or willful misconduct, the Working Certificate Test Committee Chair shall file a report to the CKC for possible submissionto the Discipline Committee.

2.8 Handlers with Disability (Table of Contents)

2.8.1 At the judges discretion a modification to the exercise/routine may be made to acommodate a handler with disabilities providing that such modification does not aid the dogs performance or inhibit other dogs and the dog is required to perform all exercises/routine.

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