NACSW Certifying Official –The NACSW Certifying Official (CO) is responsible for ensuring that the event is run to NACSW rules and standards. They are also responsible for all hide placements at the event.   CO’s undergo extensive training regarding our rules, guidelines and trial standards prior to being approved as a CO.


NACSW Judge – The judge is responsible for determining if the team has correctly called the ‘Alert’ given the hide location and conditions of the day and for making decisions relating to faults and conduct during the actual competition search. NACSW Judges are approved by the NACSW based on professional detection experience, training as a NACSW CO, and/or extensive experience within the sport and NACSW competitions.