Accreditation

American Police Canine Association (APCA) Master Trainer (MT) Accreditation

APCA Trainers wishing to be accredited a Master Trainer (MT) for the American Police Work Dog Association (APCA) must conform to the following:
1. Applicant must be a regular APCA Member in good standing and an APCA Trainer (T) in good standing with the APCA for a minimum of four (4) years.
a. Active is defined as attending and hosting a training venue at one (1) APCA sanctioned workshop annually or certifying and/or assisting with multiple APCA canine team certifications annually.
b. The Activity Clause requirement maybe suspended in years with a National crisis, such as the Coronavirus crisis of 2020, with prior A-Board approval. Amended 3/5/2021.
1) APCA Certification tests sheets maybe submitted as proof of activity.
c. Good Standing is defined as dues paid/current and annual/current resume update filed with no suspensions or lapses, during the four (4) preceding years. Amended 03/05/2021.
d. SAR applicants, Accelerant applicants and Cadaver applicants maybe an Associate Member in good standing and an APCA T in good standing with the APCA for a minimum of four (4) years. Amended 3/5/2021.
2. An APCA MT Applicant must be accredited as an APCA T in the discipline(s), which he/she is applying for APCA MT status. Added 3/5/2021.
3. An APCA MT applicant must have handled a K9 for a minimum of four (4) years in the discipline(s) for which they are applying. Added 03/05/2021.
4. To start the application process, the APCA MT applicant will register with the APCA Accreditation Chairman, open an applicant folder, and obtain the packet for the MT position(s) they are pursuing. Added 3/5/2021.
a. No hours, critique sheets or test sheets will be accepted, prior to the date the applicant registered with the APCA Accreditation Chairman as an applicant. Added 3/5/2021.
5. The applicant must be a FT sworn law enforcement officer with arrest powers who is either a law enforcement K9 trainer or law enforcement K9 handler for his/her department for at least four (4) years. Amended 09/26/2016.
a. Or is a retired law enforcement officer, retired means they are collecting and can prove they are collecting a law enforcement agencies pension and was the departments’ K9 trainer or K9 handler for at least four (4) years. 09/26/2016.
b. Or was a law enforcement K9 officer for and is employed as a law enforcement agency’s K9 trainer for at least four (4) years. 09/26/2016.
c. SAR applicants, Accelerant applicants and Cadaver applicants maybe an Associate Member in good standing and an APCA T in good standing with the APCA for a minimum of four (4) years. Amended 3/5/2021.
6. Applicants must have trained a total of ten (10) new green dogs in addition from the ten (10) dog requirement for Trainer. These ten (10) dogs must also have been green from start to finish and certified by the APCA. Amended 3/5/2021.
7. Applicants will provide a copy of their training school curriculum for each discipline they are applying for.
8. Applicants will need forty (40) critique hours in each discipline(s) they are applying for in addition to their critique hours for trainers. Critique hours for patrol will include all six phases of patrol training, totaling two-hundred forty (240) hours. All critique hours must be completed with a current APCA MT holding this title in the discipline(s) they are applying for, i.e., two-hundred forty (240) hours for patrol, forty (40) hours for each detection phase. Amended 3/5/2021.
9. Applicants must have two (2) letters of recommendations from two (2) APCA MTs who are APCA MTs in the discipline(s) they are applying for.
10. The Accreditation Board must be provided contact information on all dogs and handlers trained by the applicant as to verify the dogs trained were green when entering training. Amended 3/5/2021.
11. An APCA MT applicant must mail two (2) hard copies and email one (1) electronic copy of his/her complete application package at least ninety-days (90), before the next meeting of the Accreditation Chairman. Amended 3/5/2021.
12. The APCA Accreditation Chairperson is to review these packages to see that all APCA requirements have been met.
a. The application package will include:
1) What discipline(s) they are apply for.
2) A current APCA K9 resume stating dates of his/her current employment, position, and job description.
1. Must include an account of his/her practical experience with working police dogs.
2. Their length of time as a law enforcement K9 handler and/or K9 trainer.
3. A list of dogs handled and their discipline(s) of certification.
4. All contact information personal & profession.
1. Home address, home phone, personal cell, email, etc.
2. Work address, work phone, work cell, work email, etc.
3) Copies of applicable certificates earned.
4) Copies of applicable test sheets assisted with.
5) Copies of applicable critique sheets earned.
6) A signed waiver so employment can be verified.
7) An APCA Form Letter of Recommendation from at least two (2) APCA MTs.
8) A copy of the curriculum they offer or assist within the training of police work dogs in their discipline(s).
9) List of all K9 teams for which they have trained or assisted in training, whichever is applicable, and the appropriate contact information for the handler and their agency so that the information can be corroborated. Amended 3/5/2021.
10) Three (3) current photos of applicant. The member shall submit one (1) photo with each resume. Amended 3/5/2021.
13. Incomplete packages and packages not received postmarked or emailed by the deadline, will not be considered at the next meeting of the APCA Accreditation Committee.
a. The APCA Accreditation Committee Chairperson will notify the applicant with an explanation as to why they could not be considered. The applicant will then have to resubmit their packet later.
14. All applicants applying for Trainer and Master Trainer must appear before the Accreditation Board to take a written and oral exam. This is in addition the meeting all the above requirements for Trainer and Master Trainer. The Accreditation Board must have a majority vote to pass or fail the applicant for the position they are applying for. Amended 3/5/2021.
15. An accredited APCA MT will have the responsibility of testing and certifying police work dogs for the APCA.
16. Upon initial accreditation as an APCA MT, the applicant will serve a two (2) year probationary period. Amended 3/5/2021.
a. The APCA Accreditation Chairman and/or the APCA Accreditation Committee has the authority to order an APCA MT to appear before the APCA Accreditation Committee in response to any formal or informal complaint(s). 09/26/2016.
b. The APCA Accreditation Chairman and/or APCA Accreditation Committee also has the authority to temporarily suspend the APCA MT’s privileges and rights until the APCA MT appears before the APCA Accreditation Committee or until a formal grievance is filed. 09/26/2016.
c. Said accreditation may be Removed or Revoked at any time by this Association for “Just Cause” after a full investigation and hearing is held by the APCA Accreditation Committee. 09/26/2016.
17. APCA MT Accreditation will be valid if the member remains in good standing and remains active.
a. Good Standing is defined as active, dues paid/current and annual resume update filed.
b. Active is defined as attending one (1) APCA sanctioned workshop yearly or certifying APCA canine teams annually.
1) The Activity Clause requirement will be suspended in years with a National crisis, such as the Coronavirus crisis of 2020, with prior A-Board approval. Amended 3/5/2021.
18. Normally, the APCA MT will not have to appear before the APCA Accreditation Committee in person to renew his/her status.
a. However, if for any reason the APCA Accreditation Chairman and/or APCA Accreditation Committee wishes to have the APCA MT appear in person to discuss his/her renewal the APCA Accreditation Committee Chairperson will have the authority to require the APCA MT to appear before the committee to renew his/her status.
1) If the APCA MT fails to appear, his/her status will not be renewed, and it will be grounds to suspend or revoke his/her accreditation.
19. Add-On(s) Added 3/5/2021
a. Any APCA T or MT applying for any add on in any discipline(s) must complete all the requirements for Trainer. If a current APCA MT has met the requirements for any new add on, that applicant if approved by the Accreditation Board will begin at the trainer level. No MT will be given any add on and become a MT in their new discipline. MTs will only be given an add on and must become a T first and follow the governing APCA requirements to work towards their MT status.
20. Master Trainer Transfer Added 3/5/2021
Any master trainer coming from an approved organization or company will have to apply and appear before the Accreditation Board with the following supporting documents.
a. Provide records and details as to their qualifications which must meet the current APCA master Trainer guidelines, excluding the critique hours.
b. Must have two (2) supporting letters from current APCA MTs in the discipline(s) they are applying for.
c. Must be approved by the APCA President to apply.
d. If approved to apply the applicant must have a majority vote of the Accreditation Board.
e. If approved, will be on probation for two (2) years.
f. Any applicant can be denied for any reason.
21. It shall be the responsibility of the APCA MT to maintain all records, either manually or electronically of all testing and other assistance rendered.
22. It shall be the responsibility of the APCA MT to forward a copy of all certification(s) test sheets in a timely manner.
a. Timely is defined as within thirty (30) days from the completion of testing. Added 03/05/2021.
23. The APCA Association copies are to be maintained by the APCA President in the files of APCA.
24. The following information is also to be e-mailed to the APCA President for his issuance of certificate to the certifying APCA MT for his/her signature.
a. Team Certifying
b. Date of Certification
c. Discipline of Certifying Team
25. Once signed, the APCA President will forward the four-digit certificate to the certified APCA Team, in a timely manner.
a. Timely is defined as within 30 days from the date received. Added 03/05/2021.
26. A current APCA K9 resume update will be submitted in writing or electronically to the APCA Accreditation Chairman, no later than January 31st of each year for the APCA MT renewal status. Failure to do so will result in suspension of his/her accreditation. It is the responsibility of the APCA MT to confirm that the APCA Accreditation Chairman has received their resume update.
27. APCA Dues will be paid on time, January 31st or earlier annually to the APCA Membership Chairman, it is the responsibility of the APCA MT to confirm that the dues were received by the APCA Membership Chairman, and
28. Activity clause is met annually, it is the responsibility of the APCA MT to confirm that the Activity clause is met annually.
a. The Activity Clause requirement may be suspended in years with a National crisis, such as the Coronavirus crisis of 2020, with prior APCA A-Board approval. Added 03/05/2021.
29. Non-compliance to this rule will result in the following:
a. First Offense: Suspension of all APCA MT privileges, until complaint, beginning immediately.
b. Second Offense: Suspension of all APCA MT privileges, until compliant and continuing for an additional period of 30 days, beginning immediately.
c. Third Offense: Immediate change to “Inactive Status”. Inactive Status is defined as not being permitted to test and certify K9 teams to APCA rules and from representing themselves as an APCA MT at any workshops or seminars. To go back to “Active” status, the member must be compliant and appear before the APCA Accreditation Committee for review.
30. An APCA MT may only certify canine teams in specialties that the APCA MT is accredited in.
31. An APCA MT may only write letters of recommendation for a handler/trainer in specialties that they are accredited in as an APCA MT.
32. An APCA MT must complete a requested critique sheet for an applicant in a timely manner, timely is defined as within 30 days from the completion of observation/testing. Added 03/05/2021.
33. The APCA Accreditation Chairman and/or the APCA Accreditation Committee has the authority to order an APCA MT to appear before the APCA Accreditation Committee in response to any formal or informal complaint(s). 09/26/2016.
34. The APCA Accreditation Chairman and/or the APCA Accreditation Committee also has the authority to temporarily suspend an APCA MT’s privileges and rights until the MT appears before the APCA Accreditation Committee or until a formal grievance is filed. Added 09/26/2016.
35. Said APCA accreditation may be Removed or Revoked at any time by this Association for “Just Cause” after a full investigation and hearing is held by the APCA Grievance and/or APCA Accreditation Committee. Added 09/26/2016.
36. Classification of APCA MT: Amended 3/5/2021.
a. Police Utility Work Dogs
1) Aggression Control
2) *Area Search
3) *Article Search
4) *Building Search
5) *Obedience
6) *Tracking/Trailing
b. Police Narcotics Detection Dogs
c. Police Explosive Detection Dogs
d. *Cadaver Detector Dogs
e. *Accelerant Detection Dogs
f. *Search and Rescue Wilderness Detection
g. *Search and Rescue Water Detection
h. *Wildlife Detection

*Open to Associate Members

Master Trainers

Master Trainers’ Name Contact Number Area of Experience
Scott R. Adams (260) 413-6715 Patrol | Narcotics | Wildlife
Robert C. Anderson (561) 722-3881 Patrol | Narcotics | Explosives | Wildlife
Douglas A. Ayres (219) 324-5112 Tracking
Joshua C. Burke (812) 899-3849 Narcotics | Wildlife
Billy Downey (704) 747-2464 Patrol | Narcotics | Wildlife
Robert L. Fleming (219) 365-8897 Patrol | Narcotics | Wildlife
Alvin E. Gill (419) 568-9400 Patrol | Narcotics | Explosives | Cadaver | Wildlife
Christopher L. Graham (704) 865-1975 Patrol | Narcotics | Wildlife
Augustine S. Gresser (219) 940-3471 Patrol | Narcotics | Explosives | Wildlife
Matthew R. Harris (704) 689-1356 Patrol | Narcotics | Wildlife
Michael D. Johnson (812) 278-1423 Patrol | Narcotics | Accelerants | Wildlife
Charles R. Kirchner (864) 592-3112 Patrol | Narcotics | Explosives | Accelerants | Wildlife
Robert A. Lewis (219) 363-1971 Patrol | Narcotics | Wildlife
Roger J. Reardon (401) 640-1990 Patrol | Narcotics | Explosives | Wildlife
Lennie B. Rivera (704) 791-6730 Patrol | Narcotics | Wildlife
Richard P. Ryan (708) 989-2550 Patrol | Narcotics | Wildlife
Robbie L. Waldrop III (704) 674-1587 Patrol | Narcotics | Wildlife

 

American Police Canine Association (APCA) Trainer (T) Accreditation

 

APCA Members wishing to be accredited as a Trainer (T) for the American Police Work Dog Association (APCA) must conform to the following:
1. Applicant must be a regular APCA Member in good standing with the APCA for a minimum of four (4) years. Amended 03/05/2021.
a. Active is defined as attending and hosting a training venue at one (1) APCA sanctioned workshop annually or certifying and/or assisting with multiple APCA canine team certifications annually.
b. The Activity Clause requirement maybe suspended in years with a National crisis, such as the Coronavirus crisis of 2020, with prior A-Board approval. Amended 3/5/2021.
i. APCA Certification tests sheets maybe submitted as proof of activity.
c. Good Standing is defined as dues paid/current and annual/current resume update filed with no suspensions or lapses, during the four (4) preceding years.
d. SAR applicants, Accelerant applicants and Cadaver applicants maybe an Associate Member in good standing for a minimum of four (4) years. Amended 3/5/2021.
2. To start the process, the applicant will register with the APCA Accreditation Chairman, open an applicant folder, and obtain the packet for the position(s) they are pursuing.
a. No hours or critique sheets or test sheets will be accepted, prior to the date the applicant registered with the APCA Accreditation Chairman as an applicant. Added 03/05/2021.
3. The applicant must be a FT sworn law enforcement officer with arrest powers, who is either a K9 trainer or a law enforcement K9 handler for his/her department for at least four (4) years or equivalent. Amended 09/26/2016.
a. Or is a retired law enforcement officer, retired means proving they are receiving a law enforcement pension and was the departments’ K9 trainer or K9 handler for at least four (4) years or equivalent. 09/26/2016.
b. Or was a law enforcement K9 officer for and is still employed as the law enforcement agency’s K9 trainer for at least four (4) years or equivalent. 09/26/2016.
c. SAR applicants, Accelerant applicants and Cadaver applicants maybe an Associate Member in good standing with the APCA for a minimum of four (4) years.
4. Applicants must be an APCA certified police K9 handler from a recognized law enforcement agency and a member of the APCA for four (4) years in good standing prior to applying for accreditation in which they were/are a K9 handler. Added 03/05/2021.
5. An APCA T applicant must have handled a K9 for a minimum of four (4) years in the discipline(s) for which they are applying. Added 03/05/2021.
6. Applicants must have trained and assisted an APCA MT with a formal training school and have completed 480 documented critique hours in each discipline they are applying for. Four-hundred eighty (480) critique hours in patrol training would include all six (6) phases of patrol training: Tracking, Aggression, Buildings, Area searches, Obedience and Article searches. Narcotics, Explosives, Accelerant and Cadaver, the applicant would need an additional four-hundred eighty (480) critique hours for each discipline. The critique hours must be from an APCA MT that currently holds an APCA MT title in that discipline the applicant is doing his/her hours in. Amended 03/05/2021.
7. Applicants must also complete forty (40) critique hours in each discipline under a second APCA MT in the discipline(s) they are applying for. The APCA MT filling out critique hours, must be an APCA MT in the discipline the applicant is conducting their critique hours in. This could be done at any APCA sanctioned event. Added 03/05/2021.
8. The applicant must have trained a total of ten (10) dogs from green to finish and certifying them to APCA standards. Added 03/05/2021.
9. Critique hours and training hours will not expire, so any applicant can save them and work towards completing all applicable requirements. Added 03/05/2021.
10. All applicants will need two (2) letters from two (2) APCA MTs, one (1) recommending and one (1) supporting the applicant. APCA MT writing letters of recommendations and support must have a thorough working knowledge of the applicants training abilities and must be an APCA MT in the discipline(s), they are recommending the applicant for. If the applicant is with two (2) APCA MTs at the same venue only one (1) APCA MT may complete the critique sheet for an applicant for the same date and time for the same venue. Added 03/05/2021.
11. The Accreditation Board must be provided contact information on all dogs and handlers trained by the applicant to verify they were green dogs when entering training. Added 03/05/2021.
12. The applicant must send two (2) hard copies of his/her complete application package, and one (1) electronic copy, two (2) mailed and one (1) emailed, at least ninety-days (90) before the next meeting of the APCA Accreditation Committee to the APCA Accreditation Chairman. Amended 03/05/2021.
a. Two (2) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy to the APCA Accreditation Committee Chairperson.
b. The Chairperson is to review these packages to see that all APCA requirements have been met.
c. If the package is not complete, the applicant will not be considered at the next accreditation committee meeting.
d. The applicant will be notified as to the deficiencies.
13. The application package must include:
a. The discipline(s) for which they are applying. Added 03/05/2021.
b. All contact information personal & professional. Added 03/05/2021.
i. Home address, home phone, personal cell, email, etc.
ii. Work address, work phone, work cell, work email, etc.
c. A current resume stating dates of his/her current employment, position, and job description.
i. Must include an account of his/her practical experience with working police dogs and the specialty.
ii. Their length of time as a law enforcement handler and trainer, what disciplines.
iii. A list of dogs handled in what discipline(s).
iv. A list of dogs trained and in what discipline(s), including contact information for the handlers and departments. Amended 03/05/2021.
v. Copies of applicable certificates, earned.
vi. Copies of applicable critiques, earned.
d. A signed waiver so employment can be verified.
e. An APCA Form Letter of Recommendation from at two (2) APCA MTs, meeting the above listed standards. Amended 03/05/2021.
f. Three (3) current photos of applicant. The member shall submit one photo with each application packet. Added 03/05/2021.
14. Incomplete packages and packages not received postmarked or emailed by the deadline, will not be considered at the next meeting of the APCA Accreditation Committee.
a. The APCA Accreditation Committee Chairperson will notify the applicant with an explanation as to why they could not be considered. The applicant will then have to resubmitted later.
b. Applicants will undergo a written and oral evaluation before the APCA Accreditation Committee.
c. Upon initial APCA accreditation as a Trainer, the applicant will serve a two (2) year probationary period. Amended 03/05/2021.
d. The APCA Accreditation Chairman and/or the APCA Accreditation Committee has the authority to order an APCA T to appear before the APCA Accreditation Committee in response to any formal or informal complaint(s).
e. The APCA Accreditation Chairman and/or the APCA Accreditation Committee also has the authority to temporarily suspend the APCA T’s privileges and rights until the APCA T appears before the APCA Accreditation Committee or until a formal grievance is filed.
15. Said accreditation may be Removed or Revoked at any time by this Association for “Just Cause” after a full investigation and hearing is held by the APCA Accreditation Committee.
16. APCA accreditation will be valid if the member remains in good standing and remains active.
a. Good Standing is defined as dues paid/current.
b. Active is defined as attending and assisting at a venue of one (1) APCA sanctioned workshop yearly, or actively assisting an APCA MT with training and certifications.
i. The Activity Clause requirement will be suspended in years with a National crisis, such as the Coronavirus crisis of 2020, with prior A-Board approval. Amended 03/05/2021.
17. Normally, the APCA T will not have to appear before the APCA Accreditation Committee in person to renew his/her status.
a. However, if for any reason the APCA Accreditation Chairman and/or the APCA Accreditation Committee wishes to have the T appear in person to discuss his/her renewal the APCA Accreditation Committee Chairperson will have the authority to require the T to appear before the committee to renew his/her status.
b. If the APCA T fails to appear, his/her status will not be renewed, and grounds to suspend or revoke his/her accreditation.
18. Add-On
a. An APCA T applying for any add on in any discipline(s) must complete all the requirements for APCA T. If a current APCA MT has met the requirements for any new add on, that applicant if approved by the Accreditation Board will begin at the trainer level. Added 03/05/2021.
19. Trainer Transfer Added 3/5/2021.
Any trainer coming from an approved organization or company will have to apply and appear before the Accreditation Board with the following supporting documents.
a. Provide records and details as to their qualifications which must meet the current APCA T guidelines, excluding the critique hours.
b. Must have two (2) supporting letters from current APCA MTs in the discipline they are applying for.
c. Must be approved by the APCA President to apply.
d. If approved to apply the applicant must have a majority vote of the Accreditation Board.
e. If approved, will be on probation for two (2) years.
f. Any applicant can be denied for any reason.
20. A current resume update will be submitted in writing or emailed to the APCA Accreditation Chairman no later than January 31st of each year for Trainer renewal status, it is the responsibility of the Trainer to confirm that the resume update was received, and
21. Dues will be paid on time or early by January 31st each year to the Membership Chairman, it is the responsibility of the Trainer to confirm that the dues were received, and
22. Activity clause is met annually, it is the responsibility of the Trainer to confirm that the
Activity clause is met.
a. The Activity Clause requirement may be suspended in years with a National crisis, such as the Coronavirus crisis of 2020, with prior APCA A-Board approval. Added 03/05/2021.
b. Failure to do so will result in suspension of his/her accreditation.
c. Non-compliance to this rule will result in the following:
i. First Offense: Suspension of all APCA T privileges until in compliance, beginning immediately.
ii. Second Offense: Suspension of all APCA T privileges, until in compliance and then continuing for an additional period of 30 days, beginning immediately.
iii. Third Offense: Immediate change to “Inactive Status”. Inactive Status is defined by APCA rules and from representing themselves as an APCA T at any workshops or seminars. To go back to “Active” status, the member must comply and reappear before the Accreditation Committee for review.
23. An APCA T may only assist an APCA MT in certification of canine teams. It is the responsibility of the trainer to obtain copies of the test sheets that their name is on and reflects their assistance. Amended 03/05/2021.
24. The APCA Accreditation Chairman and/or the APCA Accreditation Committee has the authority to order an APCA T to appear before the Accreditation Committee in response to any formal or informal complaint(s). 09/26/2016.
25. The APCA Accreditation Chairman and/or the APCA Accreditation Committee also has the authority to temporarily suspend the APCA T’s privileges and rights until the APCA T appears before the APCA Accreditation Committee or until a formal grievance is filed. 09/26/2016.
26. Said APCA accreditation may be Removed or Revoked at any time by this Association for “Just Cause” after a full investigation and hearing is held by the APCA Grievance and/or APCA Accreditation Committee. 09/26/2016.
27. Classification of APCA Trainers: Amended 3/5/2021.
a. Police Utility Work Dogs
i. Aggression Control
ii. *Area Search
iii. *Article Search
iv. *Building Search
v. *Obedience
vi. *Tracking/Trailing
b. Police Narcotics Detection Dogs
c. Police Explosive Detection Dogs
d. *Cadaver Detector Dogs
e. *Accelerant Detection Dogs
f. *Search and Rescue Wilderness Detection
g. *Search and Rescue Water Detection
h. *Wildlife Detection

*Open to Associate Members

Trainers

Trainers’ Name Contact Number Area of Experience
Douglas A. Ayres (219)-324-5112 Patrol | Narcotics
Robert L. Fleming (219)-365-8897 Explosives
Kevin J. Garber (219) 942-1125 Patrol | Narcotics | Explosives
Harvey L. Holt (812)-798-6858 Patrol | Narcotics | Explosives
Sean F. Pasley (401)-316-6010 Explosives
Gary L. Wilson (765)-545-0313 Narcotics

Definition of APCA sanctioned event (Approved by A.P.C.A. Executive Board and the A.P.C.A. Accreditation Board on 03/05/21)

1. The use of any material with the APCA name or logo to promote any training event, seminar or instructional meetings.
2. Advertising any event in which the APCA has a distinct connection to for the use of any party or third-party trainings.
3. The use of any social media platforms in which the APCA is mentioned to enhance any meetings or training seminars by any person(s) or third-party people or companies.
4. The requesting of any event to be posted on the official APCA website.
5. The use of any associated material, properties, or any promotion of any educational seminar, meeting or training that relates to the APCA in any official capacity.
6. Any person(s) or companies who intend to use or host any APCA sanctioned event must receive prior authorization from the APCA President. All requests must be approved prior to hosting or promoting any event or instruction as it relates to K-9 and the APCA official organization.
7. The APCA President will further decide what, if any, compensation is required for the use of any APCA materials, logos, names etc.
8. Once the APCA has approved and sanctioned any event, all checks must be made out to the APCA. All checks and any cash that is collected for any event will be turned over to the APCA President. The President or their designee will disperse all funds accordingly, as per the APCA guidelines.
9. The hosting agency, company, or individuals of any approved APCA sanctioned event must provide the APCA President a full financial accounting of the event. This financial report must be submitted within Thirty (30) days of the event completion.
10. Any APCA members or non-members, individuals, companies or third parties, who violate this policy shall be subject to imposed sanctions to include suspension and monetarily fines. All sanctions will be at the discretion of the APCA President.