Federal Bureau of Investigations background clearance is a requirement prior to team membership.

Basic First Aid

CPR, AED, Infant CPR
Pet First Aid/CPR/K9 Trauma

Crime Scene Preservation (Heavy emphasis on advanced levels)

Hazardous Materials

OSHA HazMat Human Remains- biohazard compliance

NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800

OSHA 1910 Bloodborne Pathogens

Lost Person Investigation/Questionnaire

Land Navigation

Canine Good Citizen Testing

Rope Skills/Rescue Knots/Harnesses/Extraction

UTM/GIS/GPS Training and Navigation

Other mandated training and certifications required for specialty team positions in:

  • NIMS 300, 400, 809a,
  • Alzheimer’s Missing persons behavior training
  • Field Training Officer
  • National Association of Search and Rescue, Lead Evaluator in Canine Human Remains Detection, Water Human Remains Detection, Area Search, Trailing and NASAR II Field
  • FEMA Field Safety Officer,
  • OSHA 501 Outreach Trainer, State Certified Fire Investigations,
  • Florida State Fire Instructor III,
  • United States of America-Federal Aviation Administration Part 107a UAC licensing
  • National Association of Search and Rescue NASAR 3 and advanced level NASAR 2 for K9 handlers.
  • National Association of Search and Rescue NASAR 1
  • OSHA General Industry Trainer
  • NASAR Lead Evaluator HRD land, HRD water, Trailing, Area Search
  • FEMA 508-8 Canine testing standards
  • Human Trafficking and Regional Domestic Security Task Force
  • Child Abduction Response Team (CART with FDLE)
  • Advanced First Aid and NASAR Wilderness First Aid/CPR 
  • Pet First Aid/CPR/Advanced K9 Trauma
  • Day and Night Operations in Land Navigation

AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA) and Certified in Obedience by NAPWDA 
Rescue Rope, Knots for Handler/ K9 and/or Patient Assessment & Packaging
Man Tracking
K9 and Animal Learning Theory & Modern Training Techniques
Updated Scent Theory and Meteorology of Scent Classes
Haz-Mat Awareness Training
Structural Collapse Awareness
Confined Space Training (Awareness Level)
Blood borne Pathogens Awareness Training
​Crime Scene Preservation 
Lost Person Behavior (LPB)
Basic Inland Search Class (BISC/USAF)
​Wide Area Search (TEEX WAS PER 213 )
Search & Rescue in Community Disasters (TEEX PER 334)
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
Managing the Lost Person Incident (MLPI)
Urban Search Management (USM)
State of Florida Emergency Response Awareness (SERP)
Human Trafficking Awareness/Homeland Security
Child Abduction Response Team Training (CART) Approaching Alzheimer’s First Responder Training