Versatility Certificate (VC) and Versatility Certificate Advanced (VCA) Criteria
Effective January 2021

Points

Conformation

Field

Hunt/
Water Test

Obedience/
Rally/Therapy

Agility/Flyball/
Dock Diving

Tracking/
Scent Work

Other (Barn Hunt/
FastCat/ Coursing)

6

National Show Champion or BIS (must have CH in either case)

NFC or (FC & AFC) or GFC or GAFC

UDX or Higher (UDX-P, OTCH, etc) or RACH

MACH or PACH or FTC or FTCP or ONYX

CT or SWNE or any higher-level scent title with Handler Elite Discrimination

 

5

Best in Specialty Show or Sporting Group One (Must have a CH in either case) or GCH

FC or AFC

MH or MH-R

UD or PUTD or (RM & RAE) or THDD

MX or MXP or MXJ or MJP or (DMX & DEX) or (AMX & AEX)

VST or SWM or Master Handler Discrimination

 

4

CH

SH or SH-R

CDX or PCDX or RAE or RM or THDX

AX or AXP or FM or DMX or DEX or AMX or AEX

TDX or SAR-U or SAR-W or SWE or SHDEE

 

3

10 Championship Points with a Major

Field Major

RDX

RE

AXJ or AJP or XF or DMA or DEA or AMA or AEA

TDU or SWA or SHDAE or any two Elite Odor titles

 

2

At least one Major

Broke Points

JH or RD or JH-R

CD or RA or PCD or THDA

OA, OAJ, OF, OAP, OJP or OFP (Two required) – or FDCH or DM or DE or AM or AE

TD or SWN or SHDNE

RATS

1

5 Championship Points, No Major required

Any Field Points

NRD

RN or BN

NA, NAJ, NF, NAP, NJP or NFPNFP (Two required) or DJ or DS or AJ or AS

Tracking Certificate or SCN or SIN or SBN or SEN or SHDN

CAA or BCAT

Only Highest Point total from each area will be counted (e.g. a dog with a MH/RDX earns 5 points in hunt; a dog with a CD and RAE earns 4 points, etc).

GSPCA Versatility Certificate (GSPCA VC) requires 7 points, including minimally at least one point from each of THREE columns, one being a 4-point or higher value award from those three columns. At least one point must come from either the Field Column or the Hunt Column (The GSPCA RD and RDX also count for this requirement)

GSPCA Versatility Certificate Advanced (GSPCA VCA) requires 11 points, including minimally at least one point from each of FOUR columns, two being 4 point or higher value awards from those four columns. At least one point must come from either the Field Column or the Hunt Column (The GSPCA RD and RDX also count for this requirement)

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