Accredited Training Facilities
To become an Accredited NESDCA Training Facility you must complete the Online Application Form. The application will be submitted online and reviewed for accuracy. Additional documentation may be requested at the discretion of NESDCA.
Once the initial application is accepted and approved an inspection of the facility will be scheduled. All travel expenses related to the facility inspection, to include but not limited to airfare and lodging, will be the responsibility of the facility seeking accredited status.
The physical inspection of the facility will be conducted by a senior evaluator. The inspection will include, but not be limited to, verification of the following: Climate controlled facility, properly cooled/heated/shaded indoor/outdoor kennel runs as appropriate, proper health records for dogs, cleanliness, proper ventilation, lighting, and above all a safe/secure environment for the dogs.
The facility must be open to inspection during normal business hours with a reasonable amount of notice.
The annual membership fee for an Accredited Training Facility shall be equal to that of a regular NESDCA membership (currently $225 annually) and will be due at the time of accreditation.
Any facility applying for accredited status must have a documented minimum of five (5) years’ experience in training scent detection dogs. Trainers must have a basic inspection level knowledge of the pest they will be training dogs for. The facility and/or trainers will not have any founded complaints or convictions under law for animal cruelty or the inappropriate treatment of animals.
Upon successfully passing inspection and receiving final NESDCA Board approval for “Accredited Training Facility” status the facility will be notified. Once NESDCA Membership is active the facility will be issued a certificate stating it is NESDCA accredited. The Accredited Training Facility status will be valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.
The recognition of a facility as an Accredited NESDCA Training Facility will only be valid as it relates to the training of detection teams that would be eligible for certification under NESDCA certification standards.
All incomplete applications will be returned to the sender.
A NESDCA TRAINING FACILITY ACCREDITATION
MAY BE REVOKED AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON.
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