Service & Therapy

Provide your agency with a nationally recognized police K9 team certification that is second to none.  ​Narcotics & Explosive certifications are available for police and private detection agencies. 

Search & Rescue

Expert trainers to assist your SAR unit with top training methods and a nationally recognized certification.

Join AWDA today!


Standard Membership includes an evaluation for most Single-Purpose canines in all program disciplines.  Certain Single-Purpose canine detection disciplines and Dual-Purpose canine disciplines within the LE Canine Program have increased membership fees.  Additional evaluation fees may apply for evaluations of additional canines or disciplines.  Separate evaluator fees and expenses may also apply. 

Please complete the membership application and return it to any of the AWDA Secretary email addresses:,, or  Please remit applicable membership fees to:

American Working Dog Association
P.O. Box 1013
Greenville, NC 27835

A Standard Of Excellence

Patrol & Detection

​​The American Working Dog Association (AWDA) is dedicated to providing Law Enforcement (LE) and Search & Rescue (SAR) working dog teams with strict and realistic certifications along with the latest in today's top training methods to assure your K-9 team is ready to deploy in a professional and safe manner.  AWDA holds K-9 seminars, workshops, and certifications throughout the year all over the United States and abroad.

​We strive to bring you the best in real-world training, education, and up-to-date case law from some of the top trainers in the world today.  Thank you for visiting our site and we look forward to hearing from you.

Service Dog and Therapy Dog Certifications available are for private owners.