I'm hoping someone here has more experience of the UK KC Good Citizen Scheme than I have. Put simply, I am feeling let-down by our training class. We have been training for the KCGC Bronze for almost nine months now. Twice we have been told the exam is coming, and twice it has been postponed. Ellie was, in my opinion, ready for the exam several months ago, and we're now training in a sort of state of limbo. Frankly, it's almost embarrassing that she's been training for nine months almost and still doesn't have her certificate! Luckily, as Jan is a volunteer at the training classes, we don't pay for our classes. (If we did, I'd have probably pulled Ellie out by now to be honest, as, without an exam, we'd just be paying, and paying, and paying...) We have been given reasons for the exams being postponed and I have no real reason to doubt the sincerity of the reasons given. However, that doesn't help us move forward with our training. It has always been my aim to get Ellie at gold level by the time she is three years of age, and we're working damned hard and regularly to achieve that. However, all the work we are doing seems pointless as we can't get tested through our classes. (There are no other classes local to us.) My question, therefore, is, is it possible (and allowed) to privately pay for a recognised and qualified KCGC examiner to examine Ellie for the Bronze level and issue her award if she passes? I just can't see any other way of breaking the apparent deadlock.