Certification Protocol


*Certifying Officials conducting Certifications*

***Must obtain CO class # from Admin Asst** 

 (If costs are to be incurred by NPCA a minimum of 10 certification teams are required.)

Any Certifying Official conducting a certification must contact their Regional Director at least 5 days prior to the event and provide the following:

Date, time and location of the certification

Certifying Officials names and CO #’s of ALL CO’s assisting in the event

What certifications will be offered at the event. (Narc, EOD, Patrol etc…)

In addition:

The requesting CO will provide contact information & phone number where they can be reached. This information shall be listed on the NPCA web site for the event if the resources are available.

The requesting CO will ensure that all equipment, locations and training aids meet the requirements established by NPCA certification standards.

The Regional Directors will provide the information to the Administrative Assistant, who will log this information into the NPCA records and issue an official certification number for the event.

The Regional Directors will then provide the requesting CO, with the certification number for the event.  NOTE:  The certification number must be obtained PRIOR to the certification event. No numbers will be issued after the event. Certifications conducted without a certification number will not be valid.

The Administrative Assistant (AA) shall place the certification event on the NPCA web site so other members seeking certifications in the area can attend if they desire.

The AA will track the certification numbers issued to ensure that all of the

paperwork is   received from the event. (Make copy of master for your records.)

The requesting CO will be the point of contact for the AA if any questions should arise from the event.

The requesting CO will notify any participants attending the event, that payment or proof of payment is required at the time of the certification. Special circumstances on payment must be authorized by the Administrative Assistant in advance.

Event certificates will be obtained thru the Regional Director. Additional documents are available at www.npca.net  (master score sheets, score sheets certification standards, handler release etc.)

Certification certificates will be given out at the time of the certification event.

The requesting CO will complete the certification paperwork and forward all certification documents and monies from the event to the Administrative Assistant within 30 days of the event. You must make a copy of master score sheet for your files as well.

**Paperwork to be turned in to AA: Membership Applications, Master Score Sheets, Handler Release Forms, Monies or PO’s. **