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Working Certificate (WC)
This is the basic set of tests. The dog may be brought to the line on a lead and may be held in heel position; they are not expected to honor off lead. The dog will be asked to make back to back land retrieves of between 50 to 75 yards and back to back water retrieves between 25 to 40 yards. The dog is expected to deliver to hand.

[See Working Certificate Test guide ]

Working Certificate Intermediate (WCI)
The dog is expected to come to the line without a leash or collar and must be steady. They will be asked to do a land double of approximately 75 yards and a water double of approximately 50 yards. They will be expected to do an honor on the land double.

Working Certificate Excellent (WCX)
In this level the dog will be tested on a walk up land double or land and water double an honor on a walk up water double. They will also be tested on a land blind and a water blind the handler may wear white for the blinds, this assists the dog's ability to spot the handler, when looking for direction.

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