The NASAR calendar tracks courses, evaluations, conferences and other events that are open to the public.  Not all courses show up on the  map (they only show up if we have the address of the course).  Check the chronological list for ALL the courses offered. If you have a conference you want listed, please contact Chris at

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 08:00 AM through July 26, 2017 · 1 rsvp
    Hendersonville in Hendersonville, NC


    This is the NASAR Fundamentals of SAR course.  We will possibly be adding the National Ski Patrol MTR 1&2 with it.  Course cost is $200 per student.  This fee includes the NASAR fee, text, and student packet.  Students must bring a compass (sighting type preferred).  No packs are needed the first weekend.  The second weekend will be in the field rain or shine.  Students must attend both weekends to get credit.

    July 22 & 23, July 29 & 30.

  • Friday, August 04, 2017 at 05:00 PM through August 07, 2017 · 3 rsvps
    Bernalillo in Bernalillo, NM


    This is the SARTECH II Examination.

    Friday August 4, 17:00 - 21:00, Saturday August 5, 07:30 - 17:00, Sunday August 6, 07:30 - 17:00

    Friday August 11, 17:00 - 21:00, Saturday August 12, 07:30 - 17:00, Sunday August 13, 07:30 - 17:00

    Go to the training calendar to register

  • Saturday, August 05, 2017 at 08:00 AM through August 07, 2017 · 2 rsvps
    Pope County OEM Center in Russellville, AR


    This is the combined Introduction to SAR course and SARTECH III Certification.  The class is hated by Pope County, Arkansas and Yell County, Arkansas Emergency Management Agencies.  If you are form any other location and would like to attend please contact Fred at 479-208-0818 or email at

  • Saturday, August 05, 2017 at 08:00 AM through August 07, 2017 · 1 rsvp
    Hendersonville in Hendersonville, NC

    SARTECH II / I / Evaluator

    NASAR SARTECH II and SARTECH I testing. Cost per candidate is $75.00

    Written test at 0800 at the above location. Students are to bring pencil, compass and 1:24,000 grid reader. Following the written exam, candidates will move to the field testing location in Hot Springs, NC.

    SARTECH I candidates are encouraged to help evaluate SARTECH II candidates if they wish to begin the NASAR SARTECH Evaluator process. All candidates will be required to bring their agency-specific 24-hour SAR pack. NASAR no longer mandates a "pack list". Contact the Lead Evaluator if you have questions.

    SARTECH II Evaluation stations will include Tracking, Clue search (area and route), Knots, navigation (day).

    SARTECH I Evaluation will include hazardous terrain crossing, knots, team briefing, navigation (night).

    Candidates who have already taken their written exam previously, or need retesting in field stations may meet the testing group at the testing station. Contact the Lead Evaluator for location and information. If retesting is within 12 months of a previous failure, retesting is FREE. Evaluator candidates are welcome.

    Prerequisites are: 1. Evaluator candidates MUST BE an INDIVIDUAL NASAR MEMBER. 2. Pass NASAR SARTECH written exam with an 80% or better. 3. NASAR Evaluator application paperwork filled out and ready to submit to NASAR before class.

    Link is

    *** Evaluator Candidates must coordinate with the Lead Evaluator by 14July2017 in order to be fully prepared.

  • Friday, August 11, 2017 at 06:00 PM through August 17, 2017


    This is the combined Fundamentals of SAR and SARTECH II.

    August 11-13 and 18-20

    Friday times 6pm - 9pm

    Sat and Sun times 8:30 - 5:30

  • Friday, August 11, 2017 at 06:00 PM through August 14, 2017
    Camp Silverado Lodge in Kit Carson, CA

    Tracking Fundamentals

    This is the SAR Fundamentals of Tracking Course.  Please register at

  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 08:00 AM through August 14, 2017 · 1 rsvp
    West Memphis in West Memphis, AR


    Introduction to SAR (ISAR) books should be purchased from the NASAR bookstore 3 weeks prior to the class to provide shipping time.  Classes start at 8am.  Please email Mikki for the full schedule and registration information.


  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 08:00 AM through August 21, 2017
    Anchorage in Anchorage, AK

    Canine Certs

    This will be a NASAR Canine Area, Trailing, HRD Land, HRD Water and applicable workshops.  North Paw K9 Search and Recovery will host form August 17-21, 2017.  Please call or email Shanon Kimball for more information: 907-830-4012 or

  • Friday, August 18, 2017 at 06:00 PM through August 21, 2017


    This is the Advanced SAR course to prep you for the SARTECH I Certification.  There is limited seating for this course, so please register early.  The pre-registration forms are available at, or you can contact the instructors at for more details.

  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 08:00 AM through August 24, 2017 · 1 rsvp
    Coloma in Coloma, WI


    This is the FUNSAR Course that prepares a student for the SARTECH II Certification.  

    Class date are August 19, August 20, September 23 and September 24.

    Please contact the instructor for more details.