Certified Professional
Training Courses


In conjunction with the 2022 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 NWCOA logo mark in marketing materials and a certificate of completion. All courses listed below are offered at an additional fee. Please sign up on the events page.

Monday, January 31

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
NWCOA Training Course Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NWCOA Rodent Standards Certified
NWCOA Master Instructors and Certified NWCOA Instructors

The NWCOA Rodent Standards Certified course aims to educate Wildlife Control Operators (WCOs) and Pest Control Operators (PCOs) on frequently encountered and often overlooked rodent species. This course discusses the biology, behavior and identification these species as well as the various control methods and exclusion effective for eachThe Rodent Standards Certified Course covers rodent biology, control methods, inspection and ID, habitat management and exclusion, disease, laws, regulations, and toxicants, and much more.

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8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Day 1 of 2)
NWCOA Advanced Wildlife Operator Training Course  
NWCOA Master Instructors and Certified NWCOA Instructors

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.
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Tuesday, FEBRUARY 1

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
NWCOA Training Course Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Day 2 of 2)
NWCOA Advanced Wildlife Operator Training Course  
NWCOA Master Instructors and Certified NWCOA Instructors


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.

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8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
NWCOA Zoonotic Disease Awareness
NWCOA Master Instructors and Certified NWCOA Instructors

Those who work with or otherwise have contact with wildlife and other animals - and their parasites - need to be aware of the risks posed by transmissible infectious disease.  This interactive full-day training program provides a broad overview of infectious and zoonotic disease and sheds light on key risks and dangers associated with the species and groups with which wildlife and pest control professionals typically interact. The engaging presentation includes real world scenarios and examples of disease transmission and devotes significant time to the subject of risk reduction and disease prevention.

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Friday, FEBRUARY 4

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
NWCOA Training Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
NWCOA Structural Bird Management Certified

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 and small commercial 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. Topics will include laws & regulations, biology and behavior of commonly encountered bird species, damage identification, zoonotic disease, control methods, habitat modification, business management and customer relations.

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8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
NWCOA Bat Standards Certified

NWCOA Master Instructors and Certified NWCOA Instructors

The Bat Standards Certified course is offered by NWCOA to aid in the survival and future of bats in the North America, as well as to educate those who perform bat exclusion services in residential and commercial structures. The Bat Standards Certified Course (Part 1) covers bat biology (little brown, big brown, free-tailed, and pallid bats), bat behavior, bat identification, bat morphology, 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, updated white-nose syndrome information, and much more.

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NWCOA Training
Registration Hours

Monday, January 31 - 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 1 - 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 4 - 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.


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