Thank you so much for the advice!
I want her and I to succeed and I definitley know she and I can pass all the testing with proper training... we work well together and she learns quickly!
She loves to go to work, and has a different demeanor with her vest on vs off. We havent had any issues with public access outside of being asked once if she was a SD. I said yes. The end of confrontation.
I am happy to have her properly tested and screened and evaluated just because it protects both her and I from any legal repremands in the future, especially as we document everything.
Thank you for clearing it up for me and letting me know that it isnt legally required but reccomended. As I said above I want us to succeed and we will go to any lengths to make sure she does.
She does great in public and we are carefull not to overwhelm her. She gets lots and lots of off work, out of vest play time and has 2 special toys (no squeaks, no fetch, non tug) that she gets if she begins to get rambunctious (we sometimes sit outside the mall and people watch, or at the park in vest).
She loves training and working and catches on to what I am asking of her quickly. She is also excellent of ignoring everyone around her!
Thanks again for all the opinions and advice!!