Frequently Asked Questions

Will GWR wildlife courses certify people to capture, drug, and handle wildlife?

There is no universal state or national certification program. Some states have specific certification programs and the National Park Service and USDA Wildlife Services have their own certification programs.

My courses meet the needs of certification for every US and Canadian certification program that my participants have addressed so far, including the National Park Service and USDA Wildlife Services.

If you wish to know if my course addresses certification for a specific state or national program, you should contact the person coordinating that program and ask them while providing a course announcement and general wildlife course outline with labs. I can also provide you with a copy of my resume.

I am happy to guide you through this process though you will have to contact the agency yourself.   You will be given a Certificate of Training at the end of the course as proof of your training.

Mark R. Johnson DVM

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I was impressed with the detail-oriented approach and the attention directed at the welfare of the animal. Also, I liked how Mark made it clear to always look at our job from the “outside”, evaluate it, and perfect it. Mark, this was the best drug course I’ve attended (5 including this one). Your students are better for it.

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