You must first be a certified P.A.T. member of P.P.I. (see how to become a P.A.T. team). P.P.I. will then walk you through the steps to become a R.E.A.D. team. We will help you with simple commands to teach your animal to participate with the children and provide you with the in-home training materials & DVD to become a R.E.A.D. handler.