National Wildlife Control Training Program
The National Wildlife Control Training Program (NWCTP) is curriculum designed to train individuals in the basic elements of becoming a nuisance wildlife control operator. It was created by wildlife damage management experts, Stephen M. Vantassel, Scott E. Hygnstrom, and Paul D. Curtis, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Cornell University.
The authors developed this training because, unlike pest control operators, most states lack meaningful training requirements for wildlife control operators (WCOs). By creating this training, states have the ability to obtain a turn-key training program for licensing or certifying wildlife control operators.
We are grateful that in 2013 the State of Delaware has adopted the National Wildlife Control Training Program for licensing their wildlife control operators. We believe that our program will protect wildlife resources and enhance consumer safety when adopted by states. We hope that additional states will adopt the program and improve the professionalism within the wildlife control industry.
If you would like to learn more about the National Wildlife Control Training Program contact Stephen M. Vantassel at [email protected] If you wish to purchase book version of the program visit http://nebraskamaps.unl.edu.
About the Author
Stephen M. Vantassel is a certified wildlife control operator who helps individuals, businesses, and agencies resolve wildlife damage issues through training, writing, expert witness, and research. His latest books are the Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook, 3rd edition and The Practical Guide to the Control of Feral Cats. He can be contacted at wildlifecontrolconsultant at gmail dot com.
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