Attention Veterans:

American K-9 Interdiction, LLC (AK9I) has been approved by the Virginia State Approving Agency to provide education and training under Chapter 33 of the Post - 9/11 GI Bill. Please select the “SAA Approved Training" menu item for further details. AK9I currently offers the following courses:

Certificate Clock Hours
Detection Dog Handler200
Detection Dog Trainer200
Patrol Dog Handler200
Patrol Dog Trainer200
Detection/Patrol Dog Handler320
Detection/Patrol Dog Trainer520


If you have a service-connected disability rating of 20% or greater and are currently unemployed or under-employed (working part-time), you may be eligible for the Department of Veterans Affairs Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Training (specifically, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment [VR&E]). American K-9 Interdiction is an approved and authorized provider of vocational rehabilitation training under Chapter 31. Our comprehensive 13-week canine training program is specially tailored to meet the medical and counseling appointment needs of service-disabled vets suffering from PTSD and TBI. 

Tuition, books and training materials may be paid for by the Department of Veterans Affairs utilizing your GI Bill benefits.

All students will select, train and own their patrol/detector dog at the end of the course. This will greatly facilitate obtaining employment as a canine handler or the establishment of a canine services business.   For further details or for answers to questions you may have, please email: 

The AK9I Training Academy looks forward to working with you soon!

Certified to operate by SCHEV

Certified to operate by SCHEV



Dept. of Veterans Affairs Facility Code: VA25062546