The NWCOA Certified Advanced Wildlife Control Operator Training (AOTC) Course is offered by NWCOA to train established WCOs that perform wildlife management services in or on residential and commercial properties. In addition to providing training that will earn 16 hours of CNAP recertification credits and NWCOA Certification, this course is designed to help established wildlife control businesses expand into offering advanced services and specialty species control that will increase sales revenue.
This course is a two-day, in-depth course that looks at topics central to professional operation of a wildlife management company. It is structured as a practical, case-study classroom-style training course and is conducted by two or more CNIs who are also WCO practitioners that bring first-hand knowledge and experience to the course. Upon successful completion of this course and a test, the WCO will receive a certificate of completion, use of the logo and become a Certified Advanced Wildlife Control Operator.
* Prerequisite: In order to take the AOTC an attendee must be a current NWCOA Certified Wildlife Control Operator.
Technical course topics include:
- Advanced inspection and exclusion
- Advanced removal techniques and tools
- Advanced discussion of zoonotics
- Specialty species information on:
- Venomous and non-venomous snakes and reptiles
- Ground squirrels
- Moles, voles and commensal rodents
Management topics include:
- Advanced safety
- Sales and marketing
- Business management practices