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This course is for new Wildlife Control Agents (WCA). The course will provide you with the rules and regulations that govern the WCA program, information on euthanasia, safe handling of wildlife, and a variety of other information useful for WCA’s. Agents must pass a closed book examination and a background check prior to being licensed. Once you have received your WCA license and depredation permit books you may begin operating in a WCA capacity. Thank you for expressing an interest in this course, however please understand that the demand for the Wildlife Control Agent Course is high. The course is filled on a first come first serve basis.


Course Locations

WCA courses will be held at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC. Directions and information the McKimmon Center can be found here.  The WCA course is subject to change to a virtual course via Zoom at any time.  The WCA license fee is included in the registration fee. Lodging is not included in the registration fee.

Course Dates:

Course Registration Deadline  Course Dates  Cost
February 22, 2021 - Full March 3-4, 2021 (Wednesday-Thursday) This will be a virtual course via Zoom $150 
June 1, 2021- Full June 9-10, 2021 (Wednesday-Thursday) This course will be in-person at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC


September 1, 2021

September 8-9, 2021 (Wednesday-Thursday)


How to Register

To secure your place in the course, complete the online registration, pay the registration fee and print out the all documents (confirmation letter, payment receipt, background check form).  You are required to fill out the background check authorization form, sign and date it, and return it by fax (919-707-0292), emailing to or mail at 1707 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1700. Once we received the background check authorization form you will receive an email with a user name and password to complete a detailed background check at the email address provided on the form. Registration and payment must be received by the Course Registration Deadline. The registration fee for the course includes WCA license fee, Prevention and Control of Wildlife on flash drive, test, facility,, lunch and refreshment breaks for both days.


Certification Course Important Information

  • Course will begin promptly at 8:00 am and end at 5:00. All attendees should be on site no later than 7:50 am. The actual check-in process may take some time due to the issuance of course materials. 
  • Once you have taken the examination you will no longer be required to remain on site.
  • No money will be accepted on the day of the course.
  • Reminder: All registration fees are nonrefundable.
  • There will be no additional registrants allowed into the class after the Course Registration Deadline for the course selected.



Wildlife Control Agent Continuing Education Opportunities

Follow the this link to view WCA continuing education opportunities.