Training

Though SARTI’s members are spread across the U.S.A., we gather at least quarterly around the Commonwealth of Virginia to practice tracking skills. Our regular trainings are held on the second weekend of the second month of each quarter except for spring during which our quarterly training is held in conjunction with the National Park Service SAREX on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

To find out more about our training, you may contact the training officer via email at “training(at)sarti(dot)us” or visit our Calendar page.

SARTI Training Calendar

Our calendar gets updated when we find out about new tracking classes and other events – please let us know if you have an event you would like us to add!

  • SARTI Quarterly Training
  • Location Okoneechee State Park, VA
  • Open to prospective members of SARTI
  • For more info: contact training[at]sarti[dot]us
  • VDEM Advanced Human Tracking Class
  • Location: Greenville, VA
  • Sign-up is available through VDEM on the LMS
  • Must already have tracking experience (FAST class recommended)
  • Foundations for Awareness, Signcutting and Tracking (FAST)
  • Offered as a class at VDEM’s GSAR college
  • Location: Appomattox, VA
  • Sign-up will be available through VDEM on the LMS
  • Must already be a member of SARTI or another VDEM team to attend
  • For more info: contact training[at]sarti[dot]us
  • SARTI Quarterly Training
  • Location: Twin Lakes State Park, Green Bay, VA
  • Open to prospective SARTI members
  • For more info: contact training[at]sarti[dot]us
  • VASARCO Conference
  • Location: Holiday Lake 4H Center, Appomattox, VA
  • Several Tracking Evaluation stations will be available
  • For more info: contact training[at]sarti[dot]us
  • SARTI Quarterly Training and SAREX
  • Location Blue Ridge Music Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, VA
  • SARTI training will be held in conjunction with a full-scale search and rescue simulation
  • Event page
  • For more info: contact training[at]sarti[dot]us
  • SARTI Quarterly Training
  • Location: TBA
  • Open to prospective SARTI members
  • For more info: contact training[at]sarti[dot]us
  • Foundations for Awareness, Signcutting and Tracking (FAST)
  • Offered as a class at VDEM’s GSAR college
  • Location: Hungry Mother State Park, Marion, VA
  • Sign-up will be available through VDEM on the LMS
  • Must already be a member of SARTI or another VDEM team to attend
  • For more info: contact training[at]sarti[dot]us
  • SARTI Quarterly Training
  • Location TBA
  • Open to prospective members of SARTI
  • For more info: contact training[at]sarti[dot]us