Clinics / Testing
Due to the pandemic and all of the wildland fires in the west our large clinic training opportunities have been moved to 2021.
National Testing Days
Sept 27-28, 2020- Boulder, Colorado
Sept 27 SARDUS will be hosting an Human Remains Detection test (Type III/IV) in Boulder, Colorado. Testing will be limited to 10 teams. Re-certification tests available.
Sept 27/28 SARDUS will be hosting testing for Area Search and Trailing. These are two part tests with the first test occurring on Sept 27 and the second on Sept 28. These tests will be around the area of Boulder, Colorado. Re-certification tests available.
Oct 18/19, 2020- Boulder, Colorado
Oct 18/19 SARDUS will be hosting testing for Area Search and Trailing. These are two part tests with the first test occurring on Oct 18 and the second on Oct 19. These tests will be around the area of Boulder, Colorado. Re-certification tests available.
November 7, 2020- Rifle, Colorado
November 7 SARDUS will be hosting testing for Area Search, HRD and Trailing. These tests will be around the area of Rifle, Colorado. Re-certification tests available.
November 21-22, 2020- Corvallis, Oregon
November 21-22 SARDUS will be hosting testing for Area Search, HRD and Trailing. These tests will be around the area of Corvallis, OR. Re-certification tests available. SORRY TEST IS FULL
Step 1 – Become a Member
To attend a SARDUS test, you must be a paid member.
Step 2 – Registration Application- Please fill out test registration information and we will contact you with confirmation.
Pacific Northwest Clinic
June 3 – 7, 2021 – Salem, OR
The 2020 clinic has been rescheduled. SARDUS will be hosting an all-inclusive clinic featuring area search, trailing, HRD and disaster skills training. SARDUS will be bringing in instructors from all over the country to instruct. Four nights of on-site lodging at the Oregon 4-H center will be provided as well as three meals and training- $600. (Auditors welcome- same on-site accommodations- $450) We will announce this clinic for sign-up at the beginning of 2021.
Step 1 – Become a Member
To attend a SARDUS clinic, you must be a paid member.
Step 2 – Registration Application- will open spring 2021
Trailing/HRD and Urban Area Search Clinic
Rescheduling for spring 2021 Estes Park, CO
SARDUS is hosting a clinic focusing on trailing, HRD, and urban area search. Urban area search is utilizing wilderness area search dogs to search on-lead in an urban area. We will cover training guidelines and practice the skills necessary for dog teams to eventually complete 24-hour old urban trails with the right preparation and training. Expand your knowledge and training opportunities for human-remains detection with some of the most experienced instructors in the area. There will be opportunities to test for certification as well. Class size is limited to 15 participants.
These clinics allow SARDUS 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 us. We have very limited space.