NSDA Testing Information
National Search Dog Alliance offers various levels of certification testing to K9 teams in many disciplines such as Avalanche, Area Search, Backtracking, Disaster, Gun Source Residue, Human Remains Detection (land and water), and Trailing. Follow the steps below to become a nationally certified K9 team through NSDA.
All disciplines require you to pass online tests. There is a general overall test called the disciplines prerequisite test. This is the first online test you will take.
Once you pass the Disciplines Prerequisite Test, you will then be able to purchase the online test for any of the disciplines.
You can request a Testing Grant for Evaluator expenses
NSDA K9 Evaluations
In order to :
- request a test,
- locate the closest evaluator,
- solve a testing problem,
- contact others in your area who want to test
- or ask a question
Contact Testing Committee Chair: Rena Ferguson testing [at] n-sda [dot] org
and watch the Upcoming Evaluations page for future listings.