PLTA Pack Trials are standardized test trials created by the PLTA to evaluate pack llamas for their natural ability and acquired level of training and conditioning appropriate to actual packing conditions. These tests are conducted in a realistic packing environment. When a llama successfully completes all the required trials at a given level, it is awarded the appropriate certificate and title for that level of achievement.
Participation in the trials requires that the animal is registered with the PLTA and the owner is a member. The PLTA maintains a computerized database listing llamas' certification status and periodically publishes those results on this website.
The complete requirements for PLTA sanctioned Pack Trials are found in the PLTA Handbook: General Procedures and Regulations for PLTA Sanctioned Pack Trials, version 180414.2. A printable copy of the Handbook may be found HERE (pdf 1.7MB, 37 pages).