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PA Wildlife Capture and Transport Training Online

From Red Creek Wildlife Center:

We are happy to announce that the certification class and test for Wildlife Capture and Transport permits are now available online. This class meets the education requirements for both obtaining a permit with the PA Game Commission and continuing education for those already permitted. A certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course.

This is the same course developed and presented by Red Creek Wildlife Center for the past ten years, but can now be taken at your convenience and finished at your own pace.

To enroll, visit www.wildlifeedu.com.

Please note: there are two capture and transport classes advertised. One is generic for all states. Be certain to choose the “Wildlife Capture and Transport – Pennsylvania Certification.”

If you have any questions, you can contact me at 570.739.7111

Thank you

Peggy Hentz

Red Creek wildlife Center, Inc

300 Moonhill Drive

Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

570-739-4393 – emergency clinic

570-739-7111 – office




Wildlife Rescue League Wildlife Rehab Workshops

January 28, 2017 10:00 am – 12 noon, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Turtle Care and Rehabilitation
Session 1: 10AM-12PM learn the basic needs of turtles and how to care for
them in captivity- $10 Program #622947_H
Session 2: 1-5PM: learn how to medically treat injured and sick wild
turtles-$20 Program #622947_I
Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22204
Register at: https:\\registration.arlingtonva.us  or call 703-228-4747

February 11, 2017 8:00 am -4:00 pm
Amo’s Rehabilitator’s Workshop

There will be 2 classes on squirrels — one on
gray squirrels, the other on flying squirrels. A vet from the Wildlife
Center of VA will give another class – topic yet to be determined.

6 hours Continuing Education Credits!
COST: $5 plus bring a dish
for potluck breakfast or lunch.

TIME: 8-4 starting at 9 with the classes, one hour out for lunch and

RSVP: to Amo Merritt, so she can have a Cont. Ed Certificate ready for you
(satisfying DGIF’s education requirements for the year)
Location: Verdun Adventure Bound in the Eagles Nest, 17044 Adventure
Bound Trail Rixeyville, VA 22737.

Directions (differing slightly from Google/MapQuest but more accurate!):

From Northern Va: Take 66 West to Gainesville/Route 29 South exit, take
first Warrenton exit onto 29 South Business/ Warrenton/Luray exit, take
right onto 211 West toward Luray, go 8 miles turn left onto Route 229
South, go 4 miles – turn left onto Adventure Bound Trail/VAB – look for
Verdun Adventure Bound sign.

From South East: Take 17 North to junction of 17/29 North (marked by a
Sheetz Gas Station) go straight across the intersection onto Opal Rd, at
dead end take left onto Springs Road, at stop sign take left onto 229
South, go two miles, turn left onto Adventure Bound Trail/VAB – look for
Verdun Adventure Bound sign.

From Culpeper: take 229 North, go 4 miles past Rixeyville, turn right onto
Adventure Bound Trail/VAB – look for Verdun Adventure Bound sign.

February 25, 2017 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation
Learn about what’s involved in becoming an apprentice to a wildlife
rehabilitator, the state rules and regulations, basic care, and answers to
your questions by licensed rehabilitators. Continuing education hours
available. Fee: $25, including lunch. Rehabilitators interested in
sponsoring apprentices encouraged to attend.
Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
RSVP to wrl@wildliferescueleague.org


NWRA Symposium 2017 – March 7-11, 2017

The Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA is the Symposium hotel site. Accommodations and meeting space at the resort are spacious and equipped to host symposium attendees for a week of learning and networking with fellow rehabilitators.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is your host for this great event. The Center has a wonderful team of knowledgeable staff working hard to help welcome all of you to Virginia. To learn more about the Wildlife Center, follow this link to their website.

Keep checking the NWRA website for further postings with more information on booking hotel and travel, plus details of the exciting program this fall.

Attending NWRA Symposium  in gives you the most diverse wildlife rehabilitation program available. Presentations range from veterinary to volunteers, furred to feathered or scaled, educational programs to emerging diseases, small to large wild species, and just about anything else you might need for your daily work. Plus, there are seminars, workshops, and discussion groups for more intensive learning experiences.
Don’t be left out of this wonderful educational opportunity!

Share your information and experience to directly help wildlife and other rehabilitators. For information on applying to speak at the NWRA Symposium, you can visit our presentation application page here.

For our registration brochure on the upcoming Symposium, please click here.

To view an instructional video on how to register, please click here.


Below you will find links to other organizations offering classes that are approved by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for the Continuing Education (CE) credits required for Maryland wildlife rehabilitators.  Please check out these websites if you are not able to attend MWRA’s classes and need additional CE credits for your permit.


Wildlife Rescue League of Virginia 

Pennsylvania Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association