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National Association of Canine Scent Work

Instructor Training Course in Pasadena 2020 (May and December)

K9 Nose Work® Instructor Certification Course


Segment One: May 29 - June 1, 2020 (Fri-Mon)
Segment Two: December 11-14, 2020 (Fri-Mon)

Registration Fee: $2200 USD
Registration Fee for CNWI: $100 USD per day

Pasadena, California, USA

The Instructor Course is part of the process of becoming a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI).


Pasadena Humane Society, 361 South Raymond Street, Pasadena, CA 91105

Dogs:      It is preferred that you leave your dog(s) at home. This is not a working event.

Hours:      9 am – 5 pm each day. (Please plan on staying until at least 5PM - no early departures)

Lunch:      Lunch is included; vegetarian option may be available (however, we are unable to accommodate any other special dietary requirements)

Parking:      More information will be provided to course registrants.

Registration fee (covers both segments, 8 course days): $2200.00 (US Dollars) **

** Full payment at time of registration is required to guarantee your place in the course.

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds will be offered until 21 days prior to Day 1 (start of the course) of the course minus $150.00 USD cancellation fee. After this time, NO refunds will be offered for any reason. To cancel your participation, you must submit your request in writing either to or by mail to NACSW™ 17216 Saticoy Street. #350, Van Nuys, CA 91406 USA. Your registration will only be considered cancelled if you receive a confirmation from NACSW of receipt of your request for cancellation. Registrations are non-transferrable.

Registration Process:

1) In order to register for the course, you will need an account in the Education website. If you do not already have one, please email to request one. Please mention in your email that you would like to register for this instructor course.

2) After you receive your account information via email, log on to the Education website at:

3) Once you are logged on, click on the "Course Catalog" tab and select this course.

4) Click the "Register" button

5) Pay the PayPal invoice for the registration fee, which you will receive via email. You do not need a PayPal account; you may use a credit card instead.

Upon processing of your registration and payment, you will be sent confirmation from the education department. It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with NACSW if you do not receive confirmation within one month of order submission. Please note that your spot in the course will not be held until we receive your course payment. 

Technical questions about logging in to the Education website should be emailed to:

Questions about eligibility, coursework, scheduling, etc. should be emailed to:


Nearby Airports:

Burbank Airport (smaller) about 25-30 minutes away

LAX International Airport (largest) about 45 min -1 hr away

Surrounding cities: Los Angeles


Lodging information (List of Local Hotels in Pasadena, CA):

There are a lot of choices, but here are a few recommendations from the staff at PHS.

Greentree Pasadena Inn (Some attendees from the last group stayed here and liked it)

400 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105 US

(844) 447-8733


Sheraton Hotel

303 Cordova Street, Pasadena, CA 91101


From $148+

Dogs up to 40 pounds allowed, need to sign a waiver but no pet fee.


Vagabond Hotel

1203 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106


From $90+

Dogs allowed, $25 pet fee per night


Westin Hotel

191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA, US 91101


From $200+

Max 2 dogs, 50lbs or less, no additional fee


Hilton Pasadena

168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California, 91101, USA



Courtyard by Marriott Pasadena

180 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, California 91103 USA



Hilton Los Angeles North Glendale


100 W Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, CA, US 91202


From $130+

Max 2 dogs, 75lbs or less, $75 pet fee per stay