Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and stewardship

Those involved in rodent control are encouraged to maintain their knowledge gained from achieving approved certification, by joining an established CPD scheme.

The following established CPD schemes are available to those in the professional pest management, farming and gamekeeping sectors.

Established CPD schemes

Scheme name Provider
NRoSO (National Register of Sprayer Operators) City & Guilds / NPTC (National Proficiency Tests Council)
PIPR (Pig Industry Professional Register) City & Guilds / NPTC (National Proficiency Tests Council)
BASIS Professional Register BASIS Registration Ltd
BASIS PROMPT Register BASIS Registration Ltd
BASIS Amenity Training Register BASIS Registration Ltd
AHDB Dairy Pro AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board)
Lantra Skills Plus Lantra
In-house schemes are available in the professional pest management sector
Training and Certification: users can repeat the approved training and certification options at regular intervals, in order to maintain their knowledge to stewardship levels BASIS, City & Guilds, Lantra, RSPH

Training & Certification

Find out current certifications

CRRU supports delivery of CPD by having produced learning resources that are available to Awarding Organisations, for dissemination via their established routes to users. These learning resources are also available here on the CRRU website, so that rodenticide users outside of established CPD schemes can consult them and maintain their knowledge. Please see below for available presentations.

Changes to the Classification of Anticoagulants and Permitted Pack Sizes

This presentation covers the ‘toxic to reproduction’ reclassification of anticoagulant rodenticides and changes to permitted pack sizes. It is designed to be presented as a 45 – 60 minute talk. Speaker notes can be viewed by clicking the “” symbol on the first slide and selecting ‘show presenter view’. Authors: Sarah Bull (CRRU UK Regulatory Work Group) and Dr Matthew Davies (CRRU UK Training and Certification Work Group)

Environmental Risk Assessments

This presentation covers Environmental Risk Assessments and could be given as 2 x 45 – 60 minute presentations because it is arranged into ‘Introduction’, ‘Preparation’ and ‘Implementation’ sections. ‘Introduction’ and ‘Preparation’ could be given as one session with ‘Implementation’ as a second session. Speaker notes can be viewed by clicking the “” symbol on the first slide and selecting ‘show presenter view’. Author: Iain Turner (CRRU UK Best Practice Work Group).’

Direct bait application in burrows. Justification and mitigation measures.

This presentation covers the ‘burrow baiting’ technique including justification and mitigation measures when adopting this approach. Speaker notes can be viewed by clicking the “” symbol on the first slide and selecting ‘show presenter view’. Authors: Avril Turner (CRRU UK Best Practice Work Group), Dr Matthew Davies (CRRU UK Training and Certification Work Group) and Dr Alan Buckle (Chair of CRRU UK). It is designed to be presented as a 45 – 60 minute talk.

Exposure of Wildlife to Rodenticides

This presentation covers the issue of wildlife exposure to rodenticides, including an updated ‘exposure fingerprint’ and information on secondary and even tertiary poisoning. It is designed to be presented as a 45 – 60 minute talk. Speaker notes can be viewed by clicking the “” symbol on the first slide and selecting ‘show presenter view’. Author: Dr Alan Buckle (Chair of CRRU UK)

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These presentations may be used free of charge in any format or medium provided that it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The material must be acknowledged as CRRU UK copyright and the title of the document specified. Any enquiries related to the copyright in this document should be addressed to: CRRU UK, c/o Killgerm Chemicals Ltd, PO Box 2, Ossett WF5 9NA

AWARDING ORGANISATIONS