Center for Forensic Training and Education


NSDA is pleased to be an Affiliate Partner with the Center for Forensic Training and Education.

CFTE's online training center provides world-wide access to training that supports the advancement of detection skills and improves the overall effectiveness and safety of teams operating in the field.

Protocols for K9 Decontamination. This is an online course that will walk you step-by-step through the most current decon protocols.

Dr. Erin Perry, is leading the industry in working dog decontamination research and in this course Dr. Perry will take you through:

  • Why proper decontamination matters to you and your K9 partner's health and longevity
  • Potential routes of exposure you should be aware of
  • Decon risks specific to your individual discipline
  • Risks of cross-contamination to you, your teammates, and your family

In this course you will also get:

  • A supply list of the exact items you need to successfully decon your dog
  • A list of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you should use to prevent cross-contamination
  • 3 scientifically validated decontamination protocols (included downloadable PDFs)
  • Video demonstrations of each decon protocol
  • Bonus webinar

As a bonus for NSDA members, you can also hear more from Dr. Erin Perry where they discuss their real-world, boots-on-the-ground experience at deployments including the 2023 Maui Wildfires and 2021 Surfside Condo Collapse. They discuss the challenges they faced, including risks of hazardous contaminants, and how they worked to keep their partner safe.

Use the coupon code affwebinar to get complementary access. When registering for the Protocols for K9 Decontamination course, click the orange registration button, on the next screen click add webinar replay, then enter the coupon at checkout.