Wildlife Rehab Training

Classes being held throughout the state are listed below.

Animal Behavior Institute, Wildlife Rehabilitation Certificate
Series of online instructional courses for students seeking the Certified Wildlife Rehabilitation Professional designation
Fee: Tuition is $1,185/course; total $5,925
Contact: (866) 755-0448
E-mail: support@animaledu.com

Wildlife Rehabilitation - Basics through Advanced Skills
This course is offered through the Division of Continuing Education for Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC. This course prepares students for both entry and advanced level positions in nature centers, wildlife centers, and animal/bird sanctuaries. This course is also designed to meet the requirement for training needed to apply for the NC State Wildlife (small mammal) Permit, as well as the requirement for the Federal Migratory Bird Rehabilitation Permit. All classes after the first week of registration at CCCC will be held at Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary in Hubert, NC. Contact for additional information: Toni O’Neil at possumwoodacres@ec.rr.com or 910-326-6432
Fee: $180
January-June 2-5 PM and 6-9 PM
Location: Coastal Carolina Community College and Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary
Contact: Continuing Education Department CCCC
119 Doe Drive, Jacksonville, NC and Hubert, NC
E-mail: PossumwoodAcres@ec.rr.com
Phone: 910-938-6294 to register

Wildlife Rehab, Inc
A beginner wildlife rehabilitation class is held each spring and fall at Forsyth Tech. The class in the spring is held on Thursday evenings and runs for 11 weeks. The fall class is held on Tuesdays. The next class will start September 5, 2017. Register with Forsyth Tech at 336-761-1002.
Fee: $55
Tuesdays, 6-9 pm
Location: Forsyth Community College
Contact: Wildlife Rehab, Inc.
P.O.Box 24552, Winston-Salem, NC 27114
E-mail: jchamberlain1@windstream.net

New Volunteers are always welcome and needed. Please view the Animal Rehabilitators of the Carolinas (ARC) to find out how you can help! See ARC's website at www.arcwildlife.org or our Facebook page.To become a member of ARC you must take this class, which covers the nuts and bolts of wildlife rehabilitation. Topics include but are not limited to, determining if any animal is in need of assistance, basic care of injured and orphaned wildlife, administering medication, nutrition, proper hygiene and diseases. We also have more in-depth training on grey squirrels, flying squirrels, opossums, chipmunks, and cottontail rabbits, which are the species we deal with the most. You will be required to work the ARC Hotline from home 2 times a month (4 hour shifts) as a member and should live within 50 miles of Charlotte.
Fee: 75.00
Feb 25 & 26, 2017, with Fall class TBD
Location: Charlotte N.C.
Contact: Pat Hyde
E-mail: hydephh@gmail.com
Phone: 704 552-2329

WRNC Annual Symposium
WRNC holds its annual symposium on a weekend in January each year. In addition to general sessions appropriate for all rehabilitators, there is a track of sessions for beginning rehabilitators. There is a track of sessions that is approved for veterinary CE credit and and a track approved for vet techs. A variety of workshops are offered.
January 20-21 2018
Location: NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Contact: Jean Chamberlain
E-mail: symposium@ncwildliferehab.org

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