The last day of my puppy kindergarten class, we got "tested" to see if we could earn the AKC's S.T.A.R. puppy award, and I passed! I just got my certificate and medal (ahem) in the mail.
So what is a S.T.A.R. puppy? It stands for Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility.
To pass, I had to do things like letting a stranger pet me, walk nicely on lead, sit, down, recall, stay with a stranger while my human walked away, not freak out at a loud noise, not be aggressive toward the other puppies/humans, allow a treat to be taken away, allow my human to hug me (yeah, that one was really tough!). Then my human had to show proof of vet care & ID, describe my daily exercise regimen, attend at least 6 puppy classes, and bring plastic bags to class to clean up any messes (I was insulted by this one since I stopped pooping indoors a loooong time ago).