Wildlife Expo 2019

Certified Professional Training Courses

In conjunction with the 2019 Wildlife Expo, the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) is offering Certified Professional Training Courses for technicians. After successful completion of any course, the student will receive credentials, use of the logo mark in marketing materials and a certificate of completion.

 

 

 

NWCOA Training Registration Hours

Tuesday, February 5 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 6 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 2 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, February 5 & Wednesday, February 6

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days)
NWCOA Certified Wildlife Control Operator Training Course
NWCOA Master Instructors and Certified NWCOA Instructors

The NWCOA Certified Wildlife Control Operator Training Course will be offered by NWCOA to train new and current WCOs that perform wildlife management services in or on residential and commercial properties. This course is a two day, hands-on classroom style training course taught by Master NWCOA Instructors and Certified NWCOA Instructors. Course topics include bats, birds, squirrels and other commonly encountered problem species, animal biology, animal handling, euthanasia, inspection, safety, and more. Upon successful completion of this course and a test, the WCO will receive a certificate of completion, use of the logo mark in marketing materials and become a Certified Wildlife Control Operator.
 

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days)
NWCOA Advanced Wildlife Control Operator Training Course 
NWCOA Certified Instructors

The NWCOA Certified Advanced Wildlife Control Operator Training Course will be offered by NWCOA to train established WCOs that perform wildlife management services in or on residential and commercial properties. This course is a two day, in depth look at topics central to professional operation of a wildlife management company. It is structured as a practical, case study classroom style training course taught by Master NWCOA Instructors and Certified NWCOA Instructors. Technical course topics include: advanced inspection and exclusion, advanced removal techniques and tools, specialty species information on bats, venomous and non-venomous snakes and reptiles, as well as ground squirrels, moles, voles and commensal rodents, and advanced discussion of zoonotics. Management topics include: advanced safety, sales and marketing, and business management practices. Upon successful completion of this course and a test, the WCO will receive a certificate of completion, use of the logo mark in marketing materials and become a Certified Advanced Wildlife Control Operator. Prerequisite: Participants must hold a current NWCOA Wildlife Operator Certification or pass the Wildlife Control Operator test online (for a fee of $100) prior to attending the Advanced Wildlife Control Operator class. For more information, please call NWCOA at 855/Go-NWCOA.
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Wednesday, February 6

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
NWCOA Presentation of the Bird Barrier Certification and Avitrol Training Course
Birds cause untold millions of dollars of damage to homes, commercial properties, government buildings and industrial facilities. Droppings, nest materials, and ecto-parasites pose serious threats to structures and the people who occupy them. The Bird Barrier certification training course will provide an introduction to bird control, bird biology and habits and talk about bird pressure. The class will discuss how to choose bird control products, and how to sell them to your customers. Finally, they will do hands-on mini installs on several products.
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3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
RIDGE-GUARD Installer Certificate: Advanced Sales and Installation Techniques for RIDGE-GUARD
Tony Siri, AAC Distributing
**Register separately for this hands-on opportunity on the registration form. The cost for the session will be FREE for NCWOA/NPMA members and $50 for non-members.

The staff of RIDGE-GUARD will be presenting the benefits and uses of the new roof ridge vent exclusion product. This will include advanced sales skills to professionally present and educate your customers on roof vent issues, benefits of RIDGE-GUARD, and how to close the sale. In this presentation, NWCOA and NPMA members will also be able to do a tear off and reinstall of a roof vent and ridge cap, installing wire mesh (the old way) on a large model roof. They also will then get hands-on experiences with an actual install of RIDGE-GUARD. This process will give a great understanding and respect of the time savings and money-making potential of RIDGE-GUARD. 
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Saturday, February 9

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
NWCOA Bat Standards Compliant Training Course
Certified NWCOA Instructors
The NWCOA Bat Standards will be offered by NWCOA to aid in the survival and future of bats in the North America, as well as educate those who perform bat exclusion services in residential and commercial structures. The Bat Standards Certified Course (Part 1) covers bat biology, behavior, identification, and morphology, as well as service agreement language for bat removal and guano removal, seasonal restrictions, inspection techniques, equipment, safety, detailed exclusion techniques, job pricing, decontamination techniques, rabies, bat handling, and updated white-nose syndrome information. This course is a one day, classroom style training course taught by Master NWCOA Instructors and Certified NWCOA Instructors. Upon completion of this course and successful passing of a test, the WCO will become NWCOA Bat Standards Part 1, Certified. Student will receive a certificate of completion, have use of the logo mark in marketing materials and will be listed on the NWCOA Website. This course is a prerequisite to the NWCOA Certified Structural Bat Management Professional Course (Part 2). The NWCOA Bat Standards Certified Course (Part 1) has replaced the NWCOA Bat Standards Compliant Course. Current holders of the Bat Standards Compliant certificate will be required to take the Bat Standards Certified Course (Part 1), at a reduced price, in order to be eligible to take Part 2.
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8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
NWCOA Certified Bird Management Course, Part 1
NWCOA Master Instructors and Certified NWCOA Instructors 
The NWCOA Certified Bird Management Course, Part 1 will be offered by NWCOA to train WCOs that currently perform or wish to add residential bird management to their wildlife management services. This course is a one-day, classroom style training course taught by Master NWCOA Instructors and Certified NWCOA Instructors. Course topics include: laws and regulations, biology and behavior of commonly encountered bird species, damage identification, zoonotic disease, control methods (habitat modification, exclusion, frightening devices, shooting and trapping, and toxicants and repellents. In addition, business management and customer relations will be discussed. Upon successful completion of this course and a test, the WCO will receive a certificate of completion, use of the logo mark in marketing materials and become a NWCOA Certified Bird Management Professional.