Membership Classes and Cost

1. $250 Professional Wildlife Control Operator (WCO) members shall be Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators, Wildlife Damage Managers, Pest Control Operators, Nuisance Trappers, Predator Control Trappers, and individuals employed by government agencies working in wildlife management and wildlife damage management that choose to join NWCOA as Professional Wildlife Control Operators.

a) Professional WCO members shall receive the NWCOA newsletter, have the option to be listed on the National Membership Website Directory, have access to the NWCOA message center, use the NWCOA logo, have voting privileges, and hold elected office.

b) Professional WCO members shall provide proof of general liability insurance coverage upon application for membership or upon renewal of existing membership. Applicants who do not provide wildlife control services on a commercial basis and wish to be a Professional WCO member may solicit the Governing Board for a waiver from insurance requirements.

c) Professional WCO members also shall have the privilege to participate in the NWCOA Liability Insurance Program at any coverage limits provided by the program.

2. $125 Associate WCO members shall be Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators, Wildlife Damage Managers, Pest Control Operators, Nuisance Trappers, Predator Control Trappers, and individuals employed by government agencies working in wildlife management and wildlife damage management that choose to join NWCOA as Associate Wildlife Control Operators. Associate WCO membership is geared toward new, start-up WCO and part-time WCO businesses.

a) Associate WCOs shall receive the NWCOA newsletter, have the option to be listed on the National Membership Website Directory, have access to the NWCOA message center.

b) Associate WCO members shall provide proof of general liability insurance coverage upon application for membership or upon renewal of existing membership. Applicants who do not provide wildlife control services on a commercial basis and wish to be an Associate WCO member may solicit the Governing Board for a waiver from insurance requirements.

c) Associate WCOs also shall have the privilege to participate in the NWCOA Liability Insurance Program at coverage limits from three-hundred thousand to six-hundred thousand dollars ($300,000 - $600,000) or less. Associate WCO members shall not have voting privileges and may not hold elected office.

3. $50 Supporting members shall be those that choose to join NWCOA as a supporter of NWCOA and do not provide wildlife control services for-hire, or on a commercial basis or operate a business that supplies wildlife control services on a commercial basis. However, employees of Professional WCO or Associate WCO members working from the same location/office may join as Supporting Members). Supporting members shall receive the NWCOA newsletter and have access to the NWCOA message center. Supporting members shall NOT individually qualify for the NWCOA insurance program, listing on the National Membership Website Directory, nor have voting privileges.


4. $500 Vendor Members shall be those for-profit individuals, partnerships, unincorporated associations, corporations, and/or suppliers, which manufactures or supplies products, equipment and/or other materials or services to the wildlife management industry.


a) NWCOA may send electronic correspondence to the membership upon request, as a benefit of Vendor membership no more than four (4) times per calendar year and on a quarterly basis as scheduled by NWCOA.  All costs, whether mailing by physical or electronic means are responsibility of the vendor. Additional physical mailings may be sent for a fee at the discretion of NWCOA.

b) Vendor members shall be listed in and receive the NWCOA newsletter, have access to the NWCOA message center, may receive discounts on advertising, and be listed on the NWCOA website as a Vendor member.

c) Vendor members shall not have voting privileges and may not hold elected office, however, Vendor members also may join as a Professional member if they so choose and enjoy all of the benefits of that membership class.


5. $350 Supporting Vendor members shall be those for-profit individuals, partnerships, unincorporated associations, corporations, and/or suppliers, which manufactures or supplies products, equipment and/or other materials or services to the wildlife management industry through a distributor or other retail outlet, but has no direct sales to the membership that choose to join NWCOA as a Supporting Vendor.

 

a) Supporting Vendor members may request one (1) correspondence per calendar year  to the NWCOA membership.

b) Supporting Vendor members shall be listed in and receive the NWCOA newsletter, have access to the NWCOA message center may receive discounts on advertising, and be listed on the NWCOA website as a Supporting Vendor member.

c) Supporting Vendor members shall not have voting privileges and may not hold elected office, however, Supporting Vendor members may also join as a Professional member if they so choose and enjoy all of the benefits of that membership class.


6. Corporate Sponsor members shall be those for-profit individuals, partnerships, unincorporated associations, corporations, and/ or suppliers, who wish to financially sponsor the operations and programs of NWCOA. Corporate Sponsor members shall be designated in four (4) giving levels, Platinum (Highest), Diamond (High), Gold (Middle), and Silver (Basic). The Governing Board shall set sponsorship levels as necessary. Corporate Sponsor members’ logos will be recognized in NWCOA marketing and advertising campaigns as necessary to promote this relationship.

7. Information Only members shall receive the NWCOA newsletter. Information Only members will not be listed on the National Membership Website Directory, nor have access to the NWCOA message center, nor have voting privileges. Information Only members shall consist of honorary members, Government agencies, and affiliate groups as determined by the Governing Board.

8. Gift memberships can be purchased by active NWCOA members to promote NWCOA to nonmembers. The Governing Board may gift membership to individuals, corporations, or other entities upon two-thirds (2/3) approval of the Governing Board to promote NWCOA. Gift recipients must agree to the terms and conditions of membership and return a signed membership form in order to activate their membership in NWCOA.