2013 Handler Skills/ Certification clinic

Portland Oregon

August 2-4

SARDUS is offering a small group skill biased handler training in Portland Oregon August 2-4.  This clinic will be concentrating on developing handler skills as well as incorporating FEMA foundation skills.  SARDUS certifications will be offered to advanced teams.  Only a few spots are still available.

Cost $100 per team

  • all levels of experience are welcome! 
  • clinic is limited to 10 people 
  • onsite private accommodations 
  • must pay in full at time of registration
  • full refunds available until 2 weeks prior to start of clinic (July 16)
  • if you would like to take a certification test they will be offered to teams upon request AND with approval of instructors (i.e. teams that are not ready to test will not be tested due to the huge time commitment to setting up tests). 


To attend a SARDUS clinic you must be a paid member, $25 year.

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To register please fill out the following form:

Contact information:
First name:
Last name:
Email address:
SAR Group Name:
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Cost per team is $100, please pay through secure Pay Pal button below

or send a check made out to;

Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States

 46848 Highway 61 PO Box 85

Otis, Colorado  80743


SARDUS will pre-screen teams to make sure they understand the standards and are ready to take the certification tests.  We may ask for supporting information like previous certifications, training records or letters of recommendation. This is an attempt to reduce the amount of tests taken by teams not ready to test.  Teams will also be screened during the first day of testing period.

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New Evaluators

These clinics give SARDUS the opportunity to work with new evaluators.  We are intentionally moving very slow with the expansion of our evaluator pool so we can maintain the quality and consistency that we expect with our certifications.  Evaluators in-training work with our experienced evaluators setting up and observing how each test is evaluated.  This is a very work intensive process but our results are tests that are set up and evaluated the same across the country.  If you are interested in becoming a SARDUS evaluator please apply by contacting SARDUS below. Very limited space.

click here to request more information on becoming a SARDUS evaluator