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

Training & Certification
Matthew Davies – CRRU T&C WG lead
Alan Buckle – CRRU Chair
Nic Blasczkowicz – Pelgar
Amanda Sarah – RSPH
Chris Hartfield – NFU England
Karen Dawes – BPCA
Glynn Evans – BASC
David Fisher – Lantra
Martin Glenn – Trainer
Steve Hallam – NPTA
Stephen Jacob – BASIS Reg Ltd
Andy Brookes – BASIS Reg Ltd
Christopher Jones – City & Guilds NPTC
Oliver Madge – PestTrain

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
Killgerm Principles of Rodent Control (2016 – January 2023, through BASIS)
Rat Control for Gamekeepers (2015 – January 2023, through BASIS)
BPCA Using Rodenticides Safely (2015 – January 2023, through BASIS)
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’.
Lantra: Rodent Control on Farms (2015 -2022) Online: elearning.lantra.co.uk
Lantra: Responsible and Effective Control of Commensal Rodents (2015-2022) Online: elearning.lantra.co.uk
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) which became the BPCA Advanced Technician in Pest Management from 2016 and BPCA Certificated Advanced Technician in 2020 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

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