How Do I Get An Emotional Support Dog Certificate?

The only true way to certify your dog as an Emotional Support Dog is through a licensed mental health professional.

You can connect with a mental health professional in real life or online through a website.

To have a legitimate Support Animal, you must have an ESA letter from a licensed mental health professional.

Can I get an ESA letter online?

You are allowed to get your ESA letter online. Seeing a therapist in person is NOT required to qualify for an ESA. The modern world makes it possible to do just about everything online – including getting a letter to certify your dog as an emotional support animal.

Does an emotional support animal need to be registered?

All you need to qualify for an emotional support animal is an ESA letter. It is not legally necessary to register your Emotional Support Animal. If you would like, you can contact Service Dog Certifications and request to register your Emotional Support Animal.

Who can write an ESA letter?

Who Can Write The ESA Letter. There are roughly 28,000 psychiatrists in the United States – any one of them can prescribe an ESA letter. Also, any other licensed mental health professional or physician can prescribe an emotional support animal letter.

Can you get an ESA letter from your doctor?

There are no official ESA registries and no one can buy a registered ESA. The only way to designate your pet as an ESA is to get a valid letter from a licensed mental health professional.

How much does it cost to get an ESA letter?

The cost for a renewal assessment and issuance of an ESA prescriptive letter for flying valid for one (1) year is $95.

How long does it take to get an ESA letter?

Obtaining a 100% legal emotional support animal letter takes less than 48 hours if you qualify. Start the process by taking the free ESA Assessment below, and have your certified ESA letter sent to you in the mail within 48 hours time. The letter can be used for both Housing & Flying!

Can an emotional support animal be denied?

An emotional support animal cannot be denied by a landlord just because it is a puppy or kitten. Emotional support animals cannot be denied due to their age. Landlords that deny dogs because they are younger and are considered puppies are not following the rules set out by the Fair Housing Act.

How do I register my pet as an emotional support animal?

The only true way to certify your dog as an Emotional Support Dog is through a licensed mental health professional. You can connect with a mental health professional in real life or online through a website. To have a legitimate Support Animal, you must have an ESA letter from a licensed mental health professional.

Do I need a doctor’s note for an emotional support animal?

An emotional support animal requires a note from a doctor. Emotional support animals are not specially trained to provide a task, but instead provide comfort and emotional support to their owners. An ESA requires a doctor’s note stating your need for the animal to live or travel with their owner.