All training is performed by the Division of Law Enforcement under the supervision and guidance of the K9 Unit Program Coordinator. Initial training lasts 16 weeks. During that time, the K9 and his handler learn all the basic skills necessary to perform to certification and begin work. Additionally, each K9 handler is provided a minimum of 16 hours to train per month. K9s and their handlers also recertify in all aspects of their training annually.