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Master Trainer Requirements


1) The applicant must be a regular member with the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers, for a minimum of one (1) year.

 

2) The applicant must have served at least one (1) year as an approved NAPCH Trainer.

 

3) The applicant must have at least eight (8) years of experience as a Handler. They must also have handled a minimum of two (2) dogs.

 

4) The applicant must have in writing, the support of at least two (2) Master Trainers with the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers.

 

5) The applicant must have assisted in the certification of canine teams by the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers and attended at least one (1) previous NAPCH national workshop.  The applicant must have trained a minimum of three (3) canines and assisted with the training of other canine Teams.

 

6) The applicant must provide a detailed resume describing their experience as a canine handler and trainer.   They must provide a letter expressing the areas of accreditation they wish to apply for, be able to prove their expertise, and send the information to the Accreditation Chairperson no later than September 1st.

 

7) The applicant warrants that any and all training substances that were utilized by them were obtained legally and understands that NAPCH is relying on their truthfulness of this representation.

 

8) The applicant will complete an oral interview in front of the Executive Board and have the approval of the Majority for accreditation.

 

9) The Executive Board reserves the right to take into account the applicant’s total training experience and make modifications to the above requirements, if they believe that the accreditation of the applicant will benefit the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers.

 

Upon accreditation, the applicant will remain active in the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers by performing certifications and attending workshops. The Accreditation Chairperson will review the applicant’s participation every two (2) years.





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