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Certification Standards

Drugbeat K-9 Certifications is a nationally known and internationally recognized Working K-9 certification organization. We have been an established certifying agency for over 20 years, serving both law enforcement and private security.

Drugbeat's mission is to have a uniform set of K-9 certification standards around the world that will meet or exceed the government qualifications for K-9 detection and protection standards. Our certifications are NOT based on competition qualifications but on what is needed for a Working K-9 team to be successful on the job in the real world in the areas of narcotic detection, bomb detection, accelerant (arson)detection, patrol/handler protection, and search and rescue.

Drugbeat's mission is also to make these K-9 certifications accessible to anyone that is a handler of working detection and/or protection K-9's. Many of the certification organizations are open only to members which in most cases must be law enforcement. This is not the case with Drugbeat K-9 Certifications, we are not a membership organization nor do we discriminate against private security agencies with working dogs. 


We have certifying agents across the U.S. that have been thouroughly screened as professional K-9 trainers and are highly qualified to not only test your K-9 for competence but to assist you in any and all of your K-9 training needs. The only qualification you need is to be a K-9 handler of a trained K-9 to be able to test for certification. 


If you are interested in becoming a certifying agent please click the following link to find more information and the application: Become an Agent