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U.S. Venomous Snake Safety & Handling Course - LEVEL 2

  • 15 Jul 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Manassas, Virginia
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NWCOA Certified U.S. Venomous Snake Safety and Handling Course - LEVEL 2

July 15, 2021 | 8:00 AM - 5:00PM

Manassas, Virginia

The NWCOA Venomous Snake Safety and Handling Course is designed to provide training and expertise for Wildlife Control Operators to safely engage with U.S. venomous snakes. This course covers snake biology and identification (elapids and pit vipers), snake behavior, trapping, relocation, safety, and LIVE venomous snake handling. To ensure practice and safety for all, this course is capped at 15 people per class – so sign-up quickly!

This course is a one day, classroom style training course taught by qualified instructors. Upon completion of this course and successful passing of a written and skills test, the WCO will become NWCOA U.S. Venomous Snake Safety and Handling Certified. Successful students will also receive a certificate of completion and have use of the logo mark in marketing materials.

Prerequisite: To sign up for NWCOA Certified U.S. Venomous Snake Safety and Handling Course - Level 2, you must first successfully pass the NWCOA Basic Safety and Handling for U.S. Reptiles and Amphibians Course, Level 1. The next Level 1 course is being offered June 18, 2021.

Topics Covered in this Course:

  •  Venomous Snake Biology and Behavior
  • Common U.S. Venomous Snake Identification
  • Trapping
  • Relocation
  • Safety
  • Equipment and Handling

This course has been approved in Virginia for 7.5 Wildlife CEUs and in West Virginia for 15 Pesticide CEUs.


  • Members: $360
  • Non-Members: $435


The Pat White Center at Ben Lomond

10501 Copeland Dr. 

Manassas, Virginia 20109


Courtyard Marriott Manassas Battlefield Park

10701 Battleview Parkway

Manassas, VA 20109-2347

Book your group rate for NWCOA

Please book by July 1st for the NWCOA rate of $89.

After July 1, the rate is subject to availability. 

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