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Since 1994, NRTG staff have successfully trained more than 6,000 Canadian industry practitioners in the practice of safe and effective electrofishing. NRTG personnel are highly respected and recognized leaders in the delivery of backpack electrofishing certification training.
NRTG's 'Electrofishing Certification' course includes free, lifetime re-certification (*conditions apply).
NRTG's Electrofishing Certification course is approved by WorksafeBC (British Columbia), and endorsed by Worksafe agencies throughout Canada. This course is two days in duration, and includes a Day One classroom lecture and demonstration followed by a Day Two field practicum session. During Day Two, students will participate in a realistic electrofishing field session; wearing and operating the backpack electrofishing unit while also participating as dip netters and sampling crew. Attendance is mandatory for both days.
This course offers three levels of certification: 'Crew Supervisor', 'Crew Supervisor-in-Training' and 'Crew Member'. Each level of certification is determined by a participant's: 1) grade on the course Knowledge Evaluation 2) level of competency during the field practicum.
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