Animal Management Certification Programme

As Singapore moves towards becoming a City in Nature, people and wildlife are increasingly sharing a common space. Together with our outreach efforts to educate the public on how to interact with wildlife responsibly, there is a need to develop a professional, competent and core group of animal management specialists who are often called in to mitigate human-wildlife incidents. This programme aims to equip animal management specialists with the skills to perform their work while ensuring public and personnel safety, and animal welfare.

Facilitators

Programme facilitators are locally-based industry professionals with knowledge and experience in animal management. 

Certification

To attain a Certificate, participants are required to achieve:

  • 90% attendance
  • 75% passing mark for assessment

The professional certification is valid for a period of 3 years. To re-certify, credential holder is required to undergo a 1-day refresher course and assessment.

Programme Schedule

CLICK HERE for the 2022 programme schedule.

For available dates, please refer to the CUGE TMS for latest information. 

Available Modules

Suitable for
  • Animal management companies interested to take up animal handling functions
  • Environmental consultants
  • Relevant agencies
Structure
  • Blended programme (live WebEx sessions, pre-recorded lectures and self-study components)
  • Virtual classroom invitation link and electronic course materials will be sent to all learners prior to commencement of each lesson.
  • Practical assessment will be conducted at APHC Lobby, 6 Perahu Road, Singapore 718827.
Objectives
  • Learn to identify and distinguish (e.g. native vs. non-native) common urban animals in Singapore;
  • Understand and abide by laws governing animal issues in Singapore;
  • Understand basic principles of animal welfare;
  • Learn to take basic measures to safeguard against animal diseases; and
  • Learn to ensure public and personnel safety, as well as animal welfare when handling and trapping small to medium sized birds (eg. rock pigeon, Javan myna, common myna, house crow)
Duration

8 hours and 25 mins, excluding practical assessment. The practical assessment requires site preparation over 2 to 3 days and includes supervised trapping operations.

Lesson Plan Click here
Remarks

The following vaccinations are recommended for participants attending this course:

  • Influenza
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus (Boostrix)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
Fees
(Inclusive of 7% GST)
Terms and Conditions apply.
$171.20
Pre-requisite To be enrolled for the course and take the exam, applicants must have completed the Animal Management PCP Basic Module
Suitable for Animal management companies interested to take up cat management functions and relevant agencies.
Structure
  • Blended programme (live WebEx sessions, physical hands-on session as well as online assessment)
  • Virtual classroom invitation link and electronic course materials will be sent to all learners prior to commencement of each lesson.
Objectives
  • Understand cat behavioural ecology, suffering and animal welfare;
  • Learn humane capture and handling of cats while ensuring public safety, personnel safety and animal welfare.
Duration 7 hours and 30 mins
Lesson Plan Click here
Remarks

The following vaccinations are recommended for learners attending this programme:

  • Rabies
  • Tetanus (Boostrix)
Fees
(Inclusive of 7% GST)
Terms and Conditions apply.
$107.00
Description

As Singapore moves towards becoming a City in Nature, people and animals are increasingly sharing a common space. Community animals such as cats are a part of our urban ecosystem and a key component of caring is managing their populations humanely.

Programmes such as the Stray Cat Sterilisation Programme (SCSP) involving multiple stakeholders including government agencies and Animal Welfare Groups (AWGs), along with initiatives such as public education on responsible feeding and responsible pet ownership and enforcement against pet abandonment would sustainably reduce the number of stray cats on our streets.

Apart from educating the public on how to interact with cats, there is a need to develop a professional, competent and core group of animal management specialists who are often called in to mitigate human-cat conflict. This programme aims to equip animal management specialists with the skills to perform their work while ensuring public and personnel safety, and animal welfare. In particular, this intermediate elective module will focus on humane capture and handling of cats.

Pre-requisite To be enrolled for the course and take the exam, applicants must have completed the Animal Management PCP Basic Module
Suitable for Animal management companies interested to take up dog management functions and relevant agencies.
Structure
  • Blended programme (live WebEx sessions, physical hands-on session as well as online assessment)
  • Virtual classroom invitation link and electronic course materials will be sent to all learners prior to commencement of each lesson.
Objectives
  • Understand how to minimise distress of dogs during trapping operations and safeguard animal welfare;
  • Understand how to conduct dog trapping operations competently while ensuring public and personnel safety;
  • Understand the use and impact of different capture techniques and equipment for dog trapping.
Duration 8 hours
Lesson Plan Click here
Remarks

The following vaccinations are recommended for learners attending this programme:

  • Rabies
  • Tetanus (Boostrix)
Fees
(Inclusive of 7% GST)
Terms and Conditions apply.
$107.00
Description As Singapore moves towards becoming a City in Nature, people and animals are increasingly sharing a common space. Community animals such as stray dogs are a part of our urban ecosystem and a key component of caring is managing their populations humanely.

Programmes such as the Trap-Neuter-Release-Manage for stray dogs, along with initiatives such as public education on responsible pet ownership and enforcement against pet abandonment would sustainably reduce the number of stray dogs on our streets.

Apart from educating the public on how to interact with dogs, there is a need to develop a professional, competent and core group of animal management specialists who are often called in to mitigate human-dog conflict. This programme aims to equip animal management specialists with the skills to perform their work while ensuring public and personnel safety, and animal welfare. In particular, this intermediate elective module will focus on humane capture and handling of stray dogs.
Pre-requisite To be enrolled for the course and take the exam, applicants must have completed the Animal Management PCP Basic Module
Suitable for
  • Animal management companies
  • Pest control companies interested to take up mammal handling functions
  • Relevant agencies 
Structure
  • Blended programme (live WebEx sessions, online assessments, hands-on practical sessions)
  • Virtual classroom invitation link and electronic course materials will be sent to all learners prior to commencement of each lesson.
Objectives
  • Learn to identify and distinguish common mammals in Singapore;
  • Acquire skills to perform macaque dispersal ("guarding") safely and effectively; and
  • Acquire skills to handle and trap specific mammals while ensuring public safety, personnel safety and animal welfare. 
Duration 6 weeks
Lesson Plan Click here
Remarks

The following vaccinations are recommended for participants attending this course:

  • Influenza
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus (Boostrix)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)
Terms and Conditions apply.
$395.90
Pre-requisite To be enrolled for the course and take the exam, applicants must have completed the Animal Management PCP Basic Module
Suitable for
  • Animal management companies interested to take up reptile handling functions
  • Relevant agencies
Structure
  • Blended programme (live WebEx sessions, online assessments, hands-on practical sessions)
  • Virtual classroom invitation link and electronic course materials will be sent to all learners prior to commencement of each lesson.
Objectives
  • Learn to identify and distinguish common reptiles in Singapore; and
  • Acquire skills to handle and trap reptiles (both non-venomous and venomous snake species and monitor lizards) while ensuring public safety, personnel safety and animal welfare.
Duration 3 weeks
Lesson Plan

Click here

Remarks

The following vaccinations are recommended for participants attending this course:

  • Influenza
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus (Boostrix)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
Fees
(Inclusive of 7% GST)
Terms and Conditions apply.
$395.90
Pre-requisite To be enrolled for the course and take the exam, applicants must have completed the Animal Management PCP Basic Module
Suitable for
  • Consultants
  • Ecologists
  • Animal management companies
Structure
  • Online live lectures via WebEx
  • Virtual classroom invitation link and electronic course materials will be sent to all learners prior to commencement of each lesson.
Objectives Acquire skills to design a project-specific wildlife management plan in developments
Duration 4 hours
Lesson Plan Click here
Fees
(Inclusive of 7% GST)
Terms and Conditions apply.
Complementary session

Registration

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