WCO Member Benefits
As the trade association for the wildlife control industry NWCOA is all about helping our members strengthen their businesses and enabling each company to provide effective, professional services to their customers. NWCOA is excited about the direction our industry is headed and we think our members are the best – but we can all be better! Below are a few ways that NWCOA provides benefits to our members that help increase their success. Click here for a membership benefits packet or open the sections below for details.
What I Get When I Join
When you join NWCOA you immediately get access to a plethora of information and resources.
- Access to the NWCOA logo which you are free to use in your marketing materials for as long as you keep your membership current and follow the trademark use policy.
- You receive two 6” decals and one embroidered NWCOA uniform patch. You can always order more products to promote your membership through our online store!
- You receive NWCOA NEWS, our quarterly newsletter, keeps you up on current developments in the industry.
- Access to the Just for Members section of NWCOA.com where you can find NWCOA logo files, recorded webinar series, sample contracts/form and access for photos for use in your marketing.
Vendor members stand ready to provide NWCOA member with products, tools and services for their businesses. NWCOA Vendor members want to build relationships with our members by providing not only the tools to service your customers but also to provide insight into the best methods and options to bring you the best return on your investment. Click here for a list of our Vendor members.
Vendor Product Discounts
Recoup Your Dues Through – earn back the cost of your membership dues by earning discounts and rebates on products you buy to support your business! Several of our vendors offer discount programs only to NWCOA members. Click below to learn about each program:
Christian Baker Co. Liability Insurance Program
By becoming a professional member of NWCOA® you are eligible to purchase liability insurance through the Christian Baker Co. This insurance program has been developed exclusively for members of NWCOA® and covers Nuisance Wildlife Control and Exclusion work only; you may also purchase an additional endorsement for Pesticide Applicator work. Click here to learn more about this exclusive benefit.
Discounts Savings Programs
Utilize the purchasing power of a large trade association! NWCOA has created several discount programs that save our members money. New programs are always being developed, but click below to learn more current money saving opportunities:
Consumer Referrals – as a member you are listed on the NWCOA website. Consumers seeking the services of a WCO can find a list of our members in their area. The office staff also takes many phone calls from consumers and we always direct them to our members!
Membership provides you with discounted access to high quality, meaningful technical training through extensive national and regional training events; like the Wildlife Expo, the NWCOA Certified Wildlife Control Operator, the Advanced Certified Wildlife Control Operator, the NWCOA Bird Management training, the NWCOA Goose course and the NWCOA Bat Standards Certified (Part I and Part II) courses. Members can further distinguish themselves as professionals by earning the NWCOA Certified Wildlife Control Operator (CWCP).
Increased Professional Image
Membership in NWCOA shows your business’ initiative, its engagement in the wildlife control industry and its commitment to staying abreast of current developments in the market. By becoming a NWCOA member you align yourself with other WCO’s who abide by the same code of ethics to support sound, scientific wildlife management principles. Members have access to NWCOA promotional products, NWCOA Facebook, NWCOA.info and NWCOA message boards and blogs. Members are listed on NWCOA’s website, making it easier for customers to find you.
WCO Membership Categories
This level of membership is intended for Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators, Wildlife Damage Managers, Pest Control Operators, Nuisance Trappers, Predator Control Trappers, and individuals employed by government agencies working in wildlife management and wildlife damage management that choose to join NWCOA as Professional Wildlife Control Operators. Note that government individuals working for a government agency can also join as an Information Only Member (link). Professional members will have full voting privileges and can run for election for a seat on the NWCOA Governing Board after carrying this level of membership for a minimum of three years. Professional members must attest that they carry liability insurance and must agree to adhere to the NWCOA Code of Ethics (link). Professional members will be listed on the NWCOA Member Directory on the organization’s website and will enjoy all of the benefits (link to Wildlife Control Operator benefits section) developed for NWCOA Members, including access to the full array of Christian Baker Co. liability policies
This level of membership is intended for Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators, Wildlife Damage Managers, Pest Control Operators, Nuisance Trappers, Predator Control Trappers, and individuals employed by government agencies working part-time in wildlife management and wildlife damage management, or who have just started a wildlife control business. This is a limited membership. Associate members do not have voting privileges and cannot run for a seat on the NWCOA Governing Board. Professional members must attest that they carry liability insurance and must agree to adhere to the NWCOA Code of Ethics (link). Associate members will be listed on the NWCOA Member Directory on the organization’s website and will enjoy all of the benefits (link to Wildlife Control Operator benefits section) developed for NWCOA Members. Professional members will be listed on the NWCOA Member Directory on the organization’s website and will enjoy all of the benefits (link to Wildlife Control Operator benefits section) developed for NWCOA Members, with the limitation to access a limited coverage amount for Christian Baker Co. liability policies.
This level of membership is intended for employees of members carrying a Professional or Associate level of membership. The employee must work from the same physical location or office as the Professional/Associate member. Individuals who do not provide wildlife control services for-hire, or on a commercial basis or operate a business that supplies wildlife control services on a commercial basis can also join at this level of membership. Supporting members will not be listed on the NWCOA Member Directory on the organization’s website. Supporting members will enjoy all other benefits (link to Wildlife Control Operator benefits section) developed for NWCOA Members, excluding access to Christian Baker Co. Liability policies.