Working/Hunting Certificate Program

Application Process

Where to get forms:

Application forms for BTCA Working/Hunting Certificates can be obtained here, or by mail from the Working/Hunting Certificate Program Secretary, Jean Clark, P.O. Box 640922, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. (See the BTCA Website or the Borderline for the most current addresses, fees, etc.)

What to Submit:

  1. Coversheet and photos (all applications). Each application (WC, FGC, or FSC) shall included a completed coversheet and at least one photograph showing the earth, quarry, and/or the dog to substantiate the narrative.
  2. Hunt Narratives (1 for WC — 4 for FGC):
  3. Hunt Information and Season Summary (1 for FSC)

The submitted forms and photos become the property of the BTCA, and will not be returned.

How to Submit the Application:

Signature Copy: The application shall be submitted in hardcopy (or as scanned images) with signatures.

Electronic Version (optional but encouraged): As much of the application as possible should also be submitted in electronic form. However, this is not required. The Secretary (EMAIL) can make sure you have needed electronic forms and instructions, on request (or see below).

Photos: Please submit photos as color or black-and-white prints, preferably in 3×5″ or 4×6″ format. It is a good idea to write a brief description of each photo. (If you submit electronic images of the photos, see below, a hardcopy version is not required. Good quality photocopies of the photos are also acceptable.)

The application fee specified by the BTCA should accompany each application. This fee covers the cost of copying and mailing applications to the committee, and the cost of the certificates. See the Borderline for current fees. At present, fees are:

  • for applications in hardcopy (or scanned) signatures and electronic format $5.00 (refundable if denied).
  • for applications in hardcopy only (all materials) $5.00 (not refundable).

How to submit an electronic application (this is entirely optional, but strongly encouraged):

(1) Get electronic forms: The BTCA website includes a) word processor compatible (“RTF”) and b) printable (“PDF”) versions of the application forms. You may download them from this site. If you have trouble, the Secretary (Borderbrae@aol.com) can E-mail them to you.

(2) Make electronic forms:

(a) by wordprocessor: The word processor compatible version of the application makes it very easy to fill out the forms on most office quality word processors that can handle tables. If you use this version fill out the forms on the computer, print the applications for signatures, and then submit the electronic version along with the hardcopy (or a scanned image of the hardcopy). Using this version of the form expedites application processing by several weeks and reduces your cost. OR

(b) by scanning: If your word processor can’t do this, you may also complete hardcopy forms by hand, and then scan the completed forms and submit them as images, if this is easier for you. (Scanning in B&W at about 150 pixels per inch should provide an adequate image that will be easy to E-Mail. If you scan the forms with signatures, and send those, hardcopy forms are not required.)

(3) Make/Submit hardcopy or scanned images of forms with signatures.

(4) Scan photos, if possible: If you can scan the photos yourself, that would be appreciated, but this is not required to get the refundable application fee. Scanned images (including signature pages) should be at a resolution of about 150 pixels per inch and in an uncompressed format like “TIF” on “BMP”.) If these images are later cropped or compressed to send them to the committee, you will receive a copy to make sure they still show what you intended.

(5) You may send the electronic forms and images by E-mail to Borderbrae@aol.com. Submission by regular mail on a 3.5” diskette is acceptable as well.

(6) Mail hardcopy, of form(s) with signatures, if you didn’t scan these, by regular mail, to Jean Clark, BTCA Working Titles Secretary, P.O.Box 640922, Beverly Hills, FL 34464

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