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Human Remains Detection Advanced Scenario Training

The Center for Forensic Training and Education will be offering a unique training opportunity for HRD teams to spend two full days working through six unique full body scenarios. Teams from local, state and federal levels will experience scenarios designed to mimic recent Human Remains Detection deployments including; wide area, shoreline, vehicles, primary and secondary searches. At each station handlers will have the opportunity to practice their search strategy briefing skills with the group leader, work the scenario as a single blind or known exercise, and report their recommendations based on the results of their search.

This is not an instructional workshop. It is an advanced scenario training opportunity for Urban and Wilderness handlers to challenge themselves and their canines through exposure to real world, full body exercises designed to elevate their handling and search strategy skills.

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Space is limited to 24 working spots. Unlimited auditor spots available.


Schedule: December 5 – Mandatory Briefing @ 1800

December 6 – Scenarios 0900 – 1600

December 7 – Scenarios 0900 – 1600


Cost: Working Spot (1 dog only) $400, Auditor Spot $200

Meals: Lunches will be provided each day.

Hotels: A block of rooms will be held near the training site. Upon completing your registration, you will receive an email with hotel information so that you can reserve your room.

1. Dog must be at least 12 months old and have at least 6 months of HR training at the time of the workshop.
2. You should have, or be preparing to take a HRD Land certification from a national or state agency. If you have a current certification a copy can be uploaded during the registration process.
3. Dog must be current on core vaccinations per AAHA Core Vaccines: Rabies, and Combination vaccine (Distemper, Adenovirus-2, Parvovirus, +/- Parainfluenza). Current titers also accepted. Information can be found at:

Copies can be emailed to and must be provided at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Payment must be received for registration to be complete. Once the registration form is complete you will receive a receipt and email confirmation.


Earlier Event: November 8
HRD K9 – Burials