2020 Spring • 40 Hour Man-Trailing Training & Certification Seminar 

Hosted by the Garrett County Sheriff's Department

April 25th thru the 30th McHenry MD

Lodging: Wisp Resort

269 Marsh Hill Road

McHenry, MD 301-387-5581

50 Rooms have been set aside for this seminar, please reserve your rooms as soon as possible.

Registration forms click here          New membership forms click here          Membership renewal forms click here


Rooms have been set aside for $TBD a night plus tax for this seminar. Please register online by clicking here.

The cost is $425.00 which can be paid online or at the seminar. Instructions for registration and payment are on the registration page.


Certification is offered for NPBA Member Attendees participating in ALL Classroom & Field Exercises. Teams MUST bring 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 Instructor's 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 & Workforce Development Department. NPBA Certification requires FULL ATTENDANCE. Puppies 10 weeks or older are welcome to participate in the week-long training seminar.




The seminar fee is $425.00 for handlers and hounds, late registration (After 3-15-20) is $450.00, New Member fee is $440.00 plus $40.00 for registering as a new member, this includes an Official NPBA training manual. This is to ensure timely registration in order to make instructor arrangements. The first 80 handlers and hounds to submit a registration form will be accepted. The deadline for all registration forms is March 15th, 2020. There will be a dinner buffet provided on Wednesday Night (Auction Night). 

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