|PH1||Politiehond 1||Police Dog 1. The PH 1 Examination consists of waterwork, obedience, scentwork, and protection.|
|PH2||Politiehond 2||Police Dog 2. The PH 2 Examination
consists of the same four phases: waterwork, obedience, scentwork, and protection, but at a higher level than the PH 1.
|ObjBW||Objectbewakinghond||Guard Dog Certification. The ObjBW examination was developed in response to the need for a certification of dogs used as security dogs, or for guarding of property. This test is similar to, but somewhat easier than, the PH1, without any waterwork.|
|SpH||Speurhond||Tracking Dog. The SpH Examination is intended as a certifier for dogs used for police tracking work. The difficult nature of the test results in a failure rate of about 80%. The test is nearly identical to the obedience and scentwork portions of the PH 1, with additional complex tracking exercises, including three article identification. (Selecting a metal article out of a group of five, corresponding to the scent from a metal key he is given.)|
|RH||Reddingshond||Search and Rescue Dog Certification. The RH is intended to certify dogs used primarily for search and rescue in situations wher the victims may be hidden under rubble or lost in wooded areas. The test consists of obedience and waterwork (similar to PH 1), Retrieval of a drowned person from the water, and Search work in rubble. An extra exercise is available for police dogs being used in Urban SAR applications, where a looter is identified, stopped, and transported|
- The KNPV tests are designed to produce civilian trained dogs, capable of performing as police dogs with little additional training.
- The final score of the team will indicate what kind of certificate they receive at the level of competion.
- In the PH1 competition, the dog must score 302 out of 440 points to pass the test.
- scores between 302 and 347 receive a Certificaat A, which is good for one year.
- scores of 348 to 402 qualifies the dog for normal Certificaat honors.
- scores above 402 points earn the distinction of Certificaat met lof— Certificate With Honors.
- In the PH2 competition, the dog must score 380 out of 475 points to pass the test.
- there is no Certificaat A at the PH 2 level.
- scores between 380 and 427 points qualifies the dog for normal Certificaat honors.
- scores above 428 points earn the distinction of Certificaat met lof designation.
- In the Guard Dog examination, the dog must score 250 out of 356 points to pass the test.
- scores between 250 and 284 points earn the Certificaat A which is good for one year.
- scores between 285 and 219 points earn the normal Certificaat honors.
- scores above 219 earn Certificaat met lof designation.
- In the Speurhond examination, dogs must score 225 out of 275 possible points to pass.
- there is no Certificaat A in the Speurhond examination.
- scores between 225 and 254 earn normal Certificaat honors.
- scores above 255 earn the Certificaat met lof designation.
- In the Search and Rescue Dog certification, dogs must score 158 out of 265 possible points to pass.
- scores between 158 and 179 earn Certificaat A which is good for one year.
- scores between 180 and 202 points earn normal Certificaat honors.
- scores above 203 points earn the Certificaat met lof designation.