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8 Hours of Classroom and 32 Hours of Extensive Field Training. Certification is offered for NPBA Member Attendees in ALL Classroom & Field Exercises. 


  • Minimum Requirements for certifying hound must be a minimum of (10) months old and the handler must have a minimum of 6 months of training records with the dog that they are certifying with. 

  • Only 1 dog per Handler will be certified. 

  • Certification is based on Instructers's Evaluation.

  • Rabies and Health Certificates MUST be presented upon arrival 

  • NPBA Certification requires full attendance

  • The 40-Hour Main-Trailing Training & Certification Course qualifies for 4 Contract hours of Continuing Education Units through the Garrett College (MD) Continuing Education & Workforce Development Department, along with a Continuing Education and Participation Certificate.

  • Puppies 10 weeks or older are welcome to participate.




40 Rooms have been set aside at special rates - $126 Single/$127 Dbl. Includes breakfast. Hotel Amenities Hot Breakfast & Complimentary Evening Drinks and Snacks 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm & Complimentary WIFI Throughout the Hotel 

 Attendees must make their own room reservation directly with the: 

Drury Inns & Suites by calling (864) 288-4401 

Reference Group Booking I.D. # 5976 to ensure the NPBA Special Rate. 

Reservations must be made prior to September 21, 2023.  

Please note: to ensure a pet fee is not charged by the hotel, notify the hotel that the bloodhound is a service animal.


Due to increased costs, there has been an increase in the registration fee for NPBA Seminars. The Registration Fee Standard has been revised to accommodate seminar instructor planning by offering a discount for early payment. 

  • Online Early Bird Registration fee of $550.00, before September 6th, 2023.

  • Online payment after September 6th will be $600.00.

  • Payment made at the Seminar will be $675.00

Prepaid Registrations, should a cancellation occur 29 days prior to the seminar (after Sept. 22, 2023), will be subject to a 25% penalty, which will be reflected in the refund. 

𝗝𝗶𝗺 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 - 𝗦𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿
(𝟴𝟲𝟰)𝟯𝟮𝟬-𝟮𝟵𝟵𝟮 𝗷𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀@𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆.𝗼𝗿𝗴


National Police Bloodhound Association Fall Seminar

hosted by 

Greenville County (SC) 

Sheriff's Office

October 21st - October 26th


FALL 2024 Seminar 
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