Requirements for Membership in the
Apprentice-Canadian Professional Handlers' Association (ACPHA) Program

Please complete the following application form in full:
  1. The Apprentice must have been in the employ of the CPHA Member for a minimum of six (6) months.

  2. The CPHA member must sponsor the membership of the apprentice.

  3. The CPHA Member may have up to two (2) Apprentices at one time.

  4. Two members of the CPHA will act on each application.

  5. The CPHA Member will present the ACPHA label pin to the Apprentice. Should a disciplinary action arise, the Member may require surrender of the pin and must immediately notify the CPHA of the disciplinary matter.

  6. The CPHA member may not pass the ACPHA label pin to another Apprentice without having an Application for Apprentice Handler status submitted and approved by two (2) members.

  7. Membership fee for the ACPHA is twenty-five percent (25%) of the full membership dues.

  8. Minimum age for the ACPHA is program is fifteen (15) years of age.

  9. ACPHA members are to familiarize themselves with the CPHA requirements for Membership and the CPHA Code of Ethics. This information may be found at or the Association can provide a copy.

  10. All Apprentice applicants applying for full CPHA membership status must be at least twenty-one years old, be in good standing withe the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), and have 10 years of active involvement with showing dogs. This must include five (5) years of acting as an agent, or two (2) years of successful employment as a ACPHA member, or three (3) years as an assistant to a member of the CPHA.


NOTE: Membership applications can be emailed to Allison Foley, CPHA President




City_______________________Prov____________Postal Code_________

Date of Birth___________________________________________________

Phone: Home__________________________________________________



I hereby make application for an Apprectice - Canadian Professional Handlers' Association (ACPHA) status under the supervision and direction of CPHA Handler: ______________________________________________, and pledge that all the information provided in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

I understand that all of the Requirements for Membership in the ACPHA program arepart of this application and I agree to abide by these, the CPHA Code of Ethics, and the CPHA Requirements for Membership.

I acknowledge that I have read and understand the terms in the program, and that the CPHA is not obligated to make known to me the reason this request was not granted.

ACPHA dues are twenty-five percent (25%) of full CPHA membership. Dues and payment must accompany this application.


Signature of Applicant___________________________________________


Signature of CPHA Member endorcing______________________________


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