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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 at least four (4) years of experience as a handler. They must also have handled a minimum of one (1) dog.  The applicant must prove they have experience in the area applying for.

 

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

 

4) 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 N.A.P.C.H. national workshop.

 

5) The applicant must provide a detailed resume describing their experience as a canine handler and training they assisted with. They must provide a letter expressing the areas of accreditation they wish to apply for and send the information to the Accreditation Chairperson no later than September 1st.

 

6) The applicant must have assisted in training canine teams for the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers.

 

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

 

8) 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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