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The National Association of Canine Scent Work® (NACSW℠) is dedicated to making high quality instructors available to students of the activity and sport of K9 Nose Work® through its Certified Nose Work Instructor Program.


Associate Nose Work Instructors℠ are enrolled in the NACSW℠ instructor certification program and have demonstrated their commitment to teaching K9 Nose Work® as developed by the founders of the activity and sport. If you are unable to find a CNWI℠ in your area, then enrolling in classes with an ANWI℠ will ensure that you receive teaching in the activity and sport of K9 Nose Work® that meets the standard of excellence set by the NACSW℠.

Any person using the CNWI℠ or ANWI℠ designation without permission is not recognized or supported by the NACSW℠. If you are uncertain of the authenticity of a K9 Nose Work℠ instructor’s credentials, please contact the NACSW℠.


Certified Nose Work Instructors℠ are graduates of the instructor certification program (see sidebar for details), and can be identified by use of the acronym, CNWI℠, following their name. Instructors listed on this website are current in their certification and continuing education requirements unless otherwise noted.

CNWI℠ operate as independent instructors and are not employed through the NACSW℠. Each instructor determines how to structure classes to best meet the needs of his or her students, and may offer additional classes or teach the concepts of K9 Nose Work® in ways not described in the class descriptions section of this website. To find details on classes offered near you, find an instructor in your area and visit the instructor’s website.


PNWI℠ are individuals that have started on the road to certification as a K9 Nose Work® Instructor. PNWI℠ have attended the first Segment of the two segment instructor certification course.

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