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

Hosted by the Matthews Police Department 

October 17th through the 22nd - Matthews NC

Click here to register for the seminar

Hotel reservations will be at the Hampton Inn

9615 Independence Pointe Pwky

Matthews, NC 28105 


Cost is $104.00 a night which includes breakfast.


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.

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