NWCOA Certified Bat Management Professional, (Part II) Rolls Out in April

The first presentation of the NWCOA Certified Bat Management Professional Course (Part II) will be made in Minneapolis, MN on April 13 & 14, 2019. Due to the hands-on nature of this training there will only be 40 seats available at this first presentation. The pre-requisite for this course, the NWCOA Bat Standards Certified (Part I) will be held on April 12, 2019. Click here for information about this 3-day training event being held in Minnesota.

A team of 7 professionals have worked on developing this course that builds on the information presented in the NWCOA Bat Standards Certified, Part 1 course. Where the Part I course introduces the biology and identification of bats our industry commonly works with, and the regulatory requirements to consider when performing bat management, this course addresses more complex bat management issues and focuses on building bat management into a significant part of your business model.

While still covering the practical side of bat work including inspections, exclusion, and clean-outs, the first day of the NWCOA Bat Standards Certified, Part 2 delves deeper into contracts, sales, pricing and liabilities. Safety and PPE are always at the forefront of any NWCOA training and euthanasia and decontamination protocol will also be covered. A significant part of the first day also provides classroom training on inspection instruction that will encompass inspection protocols, digital and paper proposals and contracts, and equipment.

The second day will put the classroom training into action as attendees learn about working at heights, scaffolding and ladders. Practical demonstrations and hands-on applications on metal bending, ridge and roof exhaust vent repairs, chimney repairs and gable vents will also be conducted. When you finish this training, you will be set to expand your business to include professional bat management services.

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 Urban Bat Management Professional.