Online  Wildlife Control Training

National Wildlife Control Training Program

NWCTP has the best, most current species information with info on biology, damage prevention, site inspection, animal handling and control methods, and carcass disposal – all of which gives WCOs the most effective options to resolve conflicts. The NWCTP teaches the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to become a wildlife control operator. Written and reviewed by leaders in the wildlife control community, the curriculum is designed to provide the basic training for wildlife control operators throughout the U.S. The focus is on the core information needed to resolve wildlife conflicts using best practices in safe and effective ways.

National Wildlife Control Training Program – Courses available for national certification, as well as for some state certification.

National Wildlife Control Training Program – Manual

Core Training Modules

  1. Principles of Wildlife Damage Management
  2. Physical Safety
  3. Wildlife Diseases
  4. Site Inspection
  5. Wildlife Control Methods
  6. Exclusion
  7. Toxicants
  8. Trapping
  9. Animal Handling and Control Methods
  10. Euthanasia & Carcass Disposal
  11. Business Practices
  12. Legal and Ethical Procedures
  13. State Information
  14. Wildlife Species Information

Training Seminars

Training seminars are more classroom-oriented instruction. The goal is to disseminate information as efficiently as possible.

We can present the following seminars in your area:

National Wildlife Control Training Program–this 2-day seminar covers the fundamentals of being a wildlife control operator.

Bat Standards Compliant Training (online training by NWCOA)

Field training using Collarum® Traps.
Tim Julien teaches attendees the finer points of setting the Collarum Trap.


Workshops are focused on “hands-on” training. Conferences are focused more toward lecture-based training.

We can bring these workshops to your area.

Deer Damage Management Workshop

Goose Damage Management Workshop

Urban Coyote Management Workshop


The Wildlife Damage Management Conference is held bi-annually, location varies. To find information on the upcoming conference, search online with Wildlife Damage Management Conference.

The Vertebrate Pest Conference is held bi-annually in even-numbered years. The location varies.

Wildlife Control Training by Others

Trapper’s College and Furbearer Management Course – Fur Takers of America

Superb training in the use of footholds, snares, cable-restraints, cage/box traps, and body-grip devices.