Do you require Backpack Electrofishing certification as part of your research or employment?
Gain the hands-on skills to use Backpack Electrofishing safely and effectively for stream surveys. Learn theory and techniques in class before spending a day in the field to practice your new skills. On the final day you will have time to review what you have learned before taking a written certification test.
There will be a one-day, in-class session (8 hours), followed by a field day (8-9 hours), and a half-day of review and testing (4 hours).
Participants will handle equipment in class and in the field and will be expected to demonstrate safe electrofishing practices during the in-field stream visit.
Note: There is a minimum requirement on testing to receive certification.
Backpack Electrofishing equipment is provided by the College. Participants may bring their own equipment if it is in good repair and has been serviced by the manufacturer within the last five years.
Each participant must have their own non-breathable, non-leaking chest waders. On the field day, each student must bring their own food, beverages, and other essentials they may require.
For more information on the Backpack Electrofishing course, including cost, registration, accommodation options, and course details, contact: