Training & Certification

CRRU UK

Purpose

  • Establish a framework for the review and approval of training courses and their certification HERE.
  • Define minimum standards for the achievement of certified proof of competence.
  • Commission a panel of qualification providers.
  • Review available training courses (existing and new) for compliance with framework requirements and publish updated lists of those approved HERE.
    Click HERE to download Approved Farm Assurance Schemes.
  • Set out compliance guidelines for schemes of continuing professional development (CPD)

WORK GROUP MEMBERS

Helen Ainsworth – Barrettine
Andrew Bauer – NFU Scotland
Nic Blasczkowicz – PelGar
Richard Burton – RSPH
Paul Charlson – NPAP (CIEH)
David Cross – Rentokil Initial
Matthew Davies (Lead) – Killgerm
Tony Davies – City & Guilds
Adam Hawley – NPTA
Andy Hughes – Antec DuPont
Oliver Madge – Pestwise / LANTRA
Mandy McCarthy-Ward – BPCA
Charles Nodder – NGO
Dave Oldbury – NPAP-CIEH
Lee Osborne- NFU
Stephen Jacob, Acting Chief Executive Officer of BASIS Registration Ltd
Katja Stoddart – AHDB
Gavin Wood – BASF
David Fisher – LANTRA

Question: Do you already hold certification to purchase and use professional rodenticides labelled under stewardship requirements?

A1: If you hold a qualification listed under either Grandfather or Current headings below within the date range in brackets, YES.
A2: If you hold a qualification listed under either Grandfather or Current headings below before the date range in brackets, NO. One option for updating to certified status is the CRRU Wildlife Aware course with BASIS accreditation; others are the courses listed under the ‘Current’ heading.
A3: If you do not hold a qualification listed anywhere in the table, NO. To become certified to purchase and use professional rodenticides labelled under stewardship requirements, you will need to complete one of the courses listed under the Current heading.

Grandfather certification
RSPH Level 3 Diploma in Pest Management (2010 – 2016)
RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Certificate in Pest Control (2004 – 2010*)
RSPH Level 2 Certificate in Pest Control (2000 – 2004*)
RSH Certificate in Pest Control (pre-2000 inclusive*)
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)
NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Vertebrate Pest Control (assessed in the context of rats and mice) (2002 – 2014)
Lantra: Rodent Control (previously Rat and Mouse Control) (2009 – 2015)
Lantra: Rodent Control on Livestock Units (2013 – 2015)
Lantra: Rodent Control on Farms (2015 – 28th February 2018 inclusive)
Note: This entry refers only to the customised training provision version of ‘rodent control on farms’. Certificates are identified by the text ‘customised provision’.
Killgerm Principles of Rodent Control (previously Killgerm Rodent Biology and Control)
(2004 – 2015)
*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 1: 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.
Note 2: CRRU Wildlife Aware (accredited by BASIS)
For holders of qualifications listed above issued before the dates shown, this is an approved update to certified status.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) AND STEWARDSHIP