The 2020 Spring Seminar will be held in McHenry MD

 Dates are April 25th thru April 30th

Thank you, Garrett County Sheriff's Department for hosting the event again this year

Click here to download the Spring Seminar flyer. Registration is now open. The hotel this year will be the Wisp Resort 269 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry MD.

Only 40 rooms have been set aside at the special rate of $104.00 for a single and $124.00 for double occupancy. The room rate includes a breakfast buffet every morning. There is no additional rate for the K9. 

The phone number for Wisp Resort is 1-800-462-9477


AGENDA Certification is offered for NPBA Member Attendees participating in ALL Class-
room & Field Exercises. A team MUST bring 6 mos. training logs. Minimum Requirements for certifying hounds must be a minimum of ten (10) months old and the handler must have a
minimum of 6 months of training records with his/her dog that he/she is certifying with.
Only 1 dog per Handler will be certified. Certification is based on Instructors Evaluation.
The 40 Hour Man-Trailing Training & Certification Course qualifies for 4 Contact Hours of Continuing Education Units through Garrett College's (MD) Continuing Education & Work-force Development Department. Continuing Education Certificate along with a Certificate of Participation and if applicable NPBA Certification requires FULL ATTENDANCE. Puppies 10 weeks or older are welcome to participate.

Registration and payments will be done online from now on. All membership renewals and new memberships will also be done online.

Click here for the seminar registration and payment page

Click here for new membership forms

Click here for membership renewals


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Membership Renewals
You must be a paid member to attend Seminars and to receive NOSE NEWS.
Specific questions regarding membership should be addressed to:
Roger Titus, Vice President/Membership (
Coby Webb, Treasurer (

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