List of training and certification

CRRU Training and Certification Work Group approved certification (26.02.2016), acceptable at the point-of-sale for purchase of professional use rodenticides under the terms of the UK rodenticide stewardship regime
‘Grandfather’ certification Current certification Update certification
RSPH Level 3 Diploma in Pest Management (2010-2016) RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Award in Pest Management (2010 onwards) CRRU Wildlife Aware (accredited by BASIS) N.B. Approved in conjunction with current Wildlife Aware accreditation, as an update into approved status, for those holding approved ‘grandfather’ or ‘current certification’ issued before the dates shown in brackets.
RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Certificate in Pest Control (2004 – 2010*) RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Certificate in Pest Management (2010 onwards)
RSPH Level 2 Certificate in Pest Control
(2000 – 2004*)
City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides for Vertebrate Pest Control for Rats and Mice (QCF) (PA-R&M)
(2013 onwards)
RSH Certificate in Pest Control
(pre-2000 inclusive*)
LANTRA: Responsible and Effective Control of Commensal Rodents (2015 onwards). Online
BPCA Diploma in Pest Control Part 1
(Previously ‘BPC Diploma Part 1’, ‘RSH/BPC Certificate in pest control’, ‘BPC Diploma’, ‘Operators certificate of proficiency’, ‘British Pest Control Association Certificate in general pest control’ and ‘Certificate pre-1988’)
(pre-2004 inclusive)
LANTRA: Rodent Control on Farms (2015 onwards). Online
NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Vertebrate Pest Control (assessed in the context of rats and mice)
(2002 – 2014)
Rat Control for Gamekeepers
(2015 onwards, through BASIS)
LANTRA: Rodent Control (previously Rat and Mouse Control)
(2009 – 2015)
Killgerm Principles of Rodent Control (2016 onwards, through BASIS)
LANTRA: Rodent Control on Livestock Units(2013 – 2015) RSPH Level 2 Award in the safe use of rodenticides
(2015 onwards)
Killgerm Principles of Rodent Control (previously Killgerm Rodent Biology and Control)(2004 – 2015) BPCA Using Rodenticides Safely
(2015 onwards, exam through BASIS)
*RSH / RSPH certificates may bear a date up to two years after the end date stated above. These are still acceptable at the point-of-sale.
Note: The ‘BPC Certificate of Proficiency (1989 – 1994)’, ‘BPCA Diploma Part II (1995 – 2008)’ and ‘BPCA Accredited Technician in Pest Control (2008 onwards)’ are all accepted at the point-of-sale because other approved certification is a prerequisite for these.

  1. If you hold a certification / qualification listed under the ‘Grandfather’ or ‘Current’ headings and within the date range in brackets in the table, you already hold certification in line with stewardship requirements. You can purchase and use professional rodenticides labelled under stewardship requirements.
  2. If you have completed a certification / qualification listed under the ‘Grandfather’ or ‘Current’ headings but did so before the date range in brackets, you need to update it. One option is the CRRU Wildlife Aware course with BASIS accreditation; other options are the courses listed under the ‘Current’ heading.
  3. If you do not hold a certification / qualification listed anywhere in the table, you need to complete one of the courses listed under the ‘Current’ heading in order to demonstrate proof of competence at the point-of-sale.

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