Animal Management Professional Certification Programme - Basic Module

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 and competent and core group of animal management specialists who are often called in to mitigate human-wildlife incidents. This course aims to equip animal management specialists with the skills to perform their work while ensuring public and personnel safety, as well as animal welfare.

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After attending the course, participants will be required to complete and pass online assessment and acquire the skillsets below:

  • 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
  • Take basic measures to safeguard against animal diseases; and
  • Ensure public and personnel safety, as well as animal welfare when handling and trapping small to medium sized birds

Note: The following vaccinations are recommended for participants attending this course:

  • Influenza
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus (Boostrix)
  • Japanese Encephalitis


  • Lessons will be delivered through webinars, pre-recorded lectures and self study e-learning portals
  • Practical assessment will be conducted on site

Note: Virtual classroom invitation link and electronic course materials will be sent to all learners prior to commencement of each lesson.

Suitable for

  • Animal management companies
  • Pest control companies interested to take up animal handling functions
  • Environmental consultants and relevant agencies


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

Certificate Attainment

To attain a Certificate, participants are required to:

  • Achieve 90% attendance, and 75% passing mark for assessment

Validity & Re-certification

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.

Course Fee

Full Course Fee (Inclusive of 7% GST): $171.20

*Terms and conditions apply.

Please refer HERE for information on available funding and eligibility. 


19 to 30 Oct 2020


Please refer HERE for course registration.

  • Registration will close on 9 Oct 2020.
  • All successful registrants will receive a confirmation email.


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All information are correct as of posted date.