COVID-19 and 2021 Schedule

As we go into our second year Corona Virus, we hope you and your families are well and safe. But we also wanted to let you know that we are continuing to plan and present tracking training at all levels this year, 2021. Although we are scheduling classes, be advised that actually presenting those classes will be regulated by local jurisdictions, the hosting facility and their COVID-19 restrictions.

Check in often; review the schedule; and make your training travel plans accordingly. We look forward to seeing you in 2021 and a successful training experience.

Beginning in 2021, the Train-The-Trainer session normally held in March will be replaced by three regionally JHPTS Visual Tracking sponsored courses. These will be conglomerate classes designed to present training to Novice and Advanced student levels in addition to material presented to Instructors, Lead Trackers and Designated Trainers.

There are several significant changes taking place in 2021 for the JHPTS Training Program. Special training is being developed to be presented to all Designated Trainers, Recognized Instructors and Assistant Instructors, the reason and intention for this is to bring as many of the training staff as possible to the same level of proficiency within the Program. The JHPTS Training Program must demonstrate and show that trainers and instructors utilize the same copyrighted materials, training methodology and techniques, and receive the formal training to equip all students to achieve the JHPTS “standard” in order to be certified at a particular training level.

Training Calendar

The Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Service program consists of training courses throughout the country. The links below show the calendar of courses. JHPTS courses are certification courses taught by the JHPTS program. In-House courses are non-certification courses taught by regional tracking groups. Each tracking course on the calendar has information available about registration process by clicking the PDF link. Links become live as soon as the information becomes available. Check back often for updates.


JHPTS/VTATI SANCTIONED COURSES

CERTIFIED COURSES AND EVENTS
Classes will be added from time to time so check back often.

Course Date Location / Sponsor Course Contact Event
Jun/8 - Jun/13, 2021
Register Online
RAM Center, 18048 US Hwy 14, Sundance, WY 82729
JHPTS: Visual Tracking
Registration Form
Jun/11 - Jun/13, 2021
Register Online
RAM Center, 18048 US Hwy 14, Sundance, WY 82729
Wyoming State Trackers
Registration Form
Aug/17 - Aug/22, 2021
Register Online
INDIANA UNIVERSITY GEOLOGICAL FIELD STATION, CARDWELL MT
JHPTS: Visual Tracking
Registration Form
Aug/20 - Aug/22, 2021
Register Online
INDIANA UNIVERSITY GEOLOGICAL SITE CARDWELL, MONTANA
Jefferson Vally SAR
Registration Form

Regional In-House Trainings

NON-CERTIFICATION COURSES TAUGHT BY REGIONAL TRACKING ASSOCIATIONS

Course Date Location / Sponsor Course Contact Event
Apr/27, 2021 1453 Plymouth St, Bridgewater, MA 02324
Massachusetts Search and Rescue Coordination Group
May/1, 2021 Helmick State Park, 11545 Helmick Road, Monmouth, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
May/8, 2021 Bush's Pasture Park, 890 Mission Street SE, Salem, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
May/16, 2021 3700 Ballard Road, Dallas, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
May/25, 2021 Joint Base Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay, MA
Massachusetts Search and Rescue Coordination Group
Jun/6, 2021 11670 Loop Road, McMinnville, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Jun/12, 2021 Nesmith County Park, 520 S Pacific Highway W, Rickreall, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Jun/19, 2021 Eola Ridge Park, 2600 Eola Drive NW, West Salem, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Jun/22 - Jun/23, 2021 Joint Base Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay, MA
Massachusetts Search and Rescue Coordination Group
Jun/27, 2021 Polk County EOC Classroom, 820 SW Ash Street, Dallas, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Jul/3, 2021 39125 Military Road, Corvallis, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Jul/11, 2021 Cowlitz County, WA SAR Building
Cowlitz County Washington SAR
Jul/17, 2021 Corvallis Fire Station 5, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive, Corvallis, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Jul/25, 2021 Maud Williamson State Park, 24194 SE Dayton-Salem Highway, Dayton, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Jul/27, 2021 Joint Base Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay, MA
Massachusetts Search and Rescue Coordination Group
Jul/31, 2021 20800 Parry Road, Falls City, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Aug/8, 2021 3700 Ballard Road, Dallas, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Aug/14, 2021 11670 Loop Road, McMinnville, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Aug/21 - Aug/22, 2021 Eola Ridge Park & Wallace Marine Park
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Aug/24, 2021 Joint Base Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay, MA
Massachusetts Search and Rescue Coordination Group
Aug/29, 2021 Bush's Pasture Park, 890 Mission Street SE, Salem, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Sep/4, 2021 Maud Williamson State Park, 24194 SE Dayton-Salem Highway, Dayton, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Sep/12, 2021 Cowlitz County, WA SAR Building
Cowlitz County Washington SAR
Sep/25, 2021 Polk County EOC Classroom, 820 SW Ash Street, Dallas, Oregon
Pacific Crest Trackers Association
Sep/28 - Sep/29, 2021 Joint Base Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay, MA
Massachusetts Search and Rescue Coordination Group
Oct/24, 2021 Cowlitz County, WA SAR Building
Cowlitz County Washington SAR
Oct/26, 2021 Joint Base Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay, MA
Massachusetts Search and Rescue Coordination Group
Nov/23, 2021 Joint Base Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay, MA
Massachusetts Search and Rescue Coordination Group