Approved CE List

CWR Approved Continuing Education List

During the 2 year certification period, CWR’s must accrue a total of 16CE (1CE=1hr) in order to renew

Approved Online Courses

Recommended CE granted for all approved online courses. A Certificate of Completion must be provided in order to receive credit for CE towards renewal.
Adaptation Environmental Venomous Snake Safety Training and Education
Animal Behavior Institute Wildlife Rehabilitation Courses
Animal Jobs Direct Animal Care Courses
ASPCA Online Courses
AWARE Wildlife Center-Wildlife Rehabilitation Courses
Carolina Raptor Center Professional Seminars
Centre of Excellence Wildlife and Biology Related Courses
Center for Wildlife Studies Online Courses
Colorado University Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Comprehensive Bird Biology
EdX Intrroduction to Animal Behaviour
Girling and Fraser LTD Veterinary Nursing
Global Wildlife Resources
Humane Society Academy Courses and Free Webinars
International Veterinary Information Service
IWRC Courses
LafeberVet Continuing Education Webinars
Penn Foster Forestry and Management Program
Purdue Veterinary School of Medicine PVW Continuing Education
RACE Approved Courses Pertaining to Veterinary Medicine
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy and Safe Capture Training
Thompson Rivers University
Tufts University Veterinary Medicine Webinars
Universal Class- Snakes of the Western Hemisphere
Universal Class- Wildlife Rehabilitation for Beginners
University of Minnesota – The Raptor Center
Vet Bloom Veterinary Continuing Education Courses
Vet Dental CE Webinars (ADCE)
Vet Med Team RACE and VHMA Courses Pertaining to Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine Courses in Malaysia
Vetfolio CE Courses
VIN/VSPN Continuing Education Courses for Veterinarians and Support Staff
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine CE Courses
Wildlife Campus Wildlife and Hospitality
Wildlife Center of VA-Wildlife Rehabilitation Courses


Approved Conferences

Location/ Past Locations

8CE per day of attendance granted for all approved conferences. A Certificate of Attendance must be provided in order to receive credit for CE towards renewal.
United States Locations
Southeast Regional Sea Turtle MeetingAlabama
Arizona National Wild Turkey SymposiumArizona
Effects of Oil on Wildlife ConferenceCalifornia
The California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitation SymposiumCalifornia
WAAM/AEMC Wildlife and Exotic Animal SymposiumCalifornia
American Ornithology SocietyColorado
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Alliance Annual Wildlife Care Conference Colorado- Virtual
Florida Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Florida
International Association for Aquatic Animal MedicineFlorida
AWARE Wildlife Center Courses and WorkshopsGeorgia
IVMA Annual Meeting Registration For VeterinariansIndiana
Purdue Veterinary ConferenceIndiana
Northeast Fish & Wildlife ConferenceMaine
Annual Conference of the Maryland Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Maryland
Annual Conference of The Wildlife SocietyMaryland
University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine-Exotics SymposiumMissouri
New Mexico Ornithological Society Annual MeetingNew Mexico
APHE Exploring EmpathyNew York
International Conference on Wildlife Ecology, Rehabilitation and ConservationNew York
New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council’s Annual ConferenceNew York
Wildlife Rehabilitators of North Carolina Annual SymposiumNorth Carolina
Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitation AssociationOhio
Western Association of Fish & Wildlife AgenciesOklahoma & New Mexico
Pennsylvania Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Conference Pennsylvania
Midwest Fish & Wildlife ConferenceSouth Dakota
Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife AgenciesTexas
EDUCARE Compassion Fatigue Symposium Texas
Annual International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine ConferenceUtah
Compassion Fatigue Conference – The Resilience NetworkVirginia
Wildlife Center of Virginia Call of the Wild ConferenceVirginia
Association of Fish & Wildlife AgenciesWisconsin
Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology Annual MeetingWashington
The Waterbird Society Annual Meeting Washington
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Annual ConferenceWashington
Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Association Conference Washington
AAZK Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual ConferenceVaries-USA
Association of Fish & Wildlife AgenciesVaries-USA
Atlantic Coast Veterinary ConferenceVaries-USA
IAATE ConferenceVaries-USA
International Urban Wildlife ConferenceVaries-USA
NWRA SymposiumVaries-USA
The Wildlife Society – Western SectionVaries-USA
Africa Animal Welfare ConferenceAfrica (Virtual)
Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation ConferenceAustralia
International Conference on Biodiversity and ConservationAustralia
Veterinary Nurses Council of AustraliaAustralia
Alberta Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference Canada- Alberta
Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Network of BC-BC Wildlife Rehabilitation ConferenceBritish Columbia
North American Society for Bat Research Annual ConferenceCanada
North American Congress for Conservation BiologyCanada
European Wildlife Disease Association Annual ConferenceGermany
Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland ConferencesIreland
European Mustelid ColloquiumRomania
ICWERC 2023: 17. International Conference on Wildlife Ecology, Rehabilitation and ConservationRussia
International Conference on Birds of PreyRussia
Mammal Society Annual ConferenceUnited Kingdom(Britain)
South East Asia
Wildlife Conferences in SingaporeSingapore
Varied Countries
Society for Conservation BiologyVaries (USA, Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Oceania, South America)
Annual International Conference of the Wildlife Disease AssociationVaries(USA, Australia, Canada, Europe, Finland, Iceland, Latin America, Scandinavia, )
World Conference of Ecology RestorationVaries (USA, Brazil, Finland)
Stetson University College of Law-International Wildlife Law ConferenceVaries (USA, Cameroon, India, Spain)
The Wildlife Society Annual ConferenceVaries-USA, Canada
IWRC SymposiumVaries-USA, Canada
Raptor Research Foundation Annual ConferenceVaries (USA, Canada, Czech Republic, England, South Africa, Scotland, Israel, Mexico, Spain)
International Peregrine ConferenceVaries (USA, Hungary, Poland,)
World Seabird ConferenceVaries (Canada, South Africa)
OIE World Organization for Animal HealthVaries (Malaysia, Paris, Thailand, Switzerland, Vietnam, West Africa, Mexico, Panama
Heroes 4 Wildlife Virtual ConferenceVirtual- accessible through an app

Approved Workshops


Recommended CE granted for all approved workshops/ classroom courses. A Certificate of Completion must be provided in order to receive credit for CE towards renewal.
United States
AZA Crocodilian Biology and Professional ManagementFlorida
AZA Environmental Enrichment in Zoos and AquariumsFlorida
The Rattlesnake Conservancy Venomous TrainingFlorida
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Wildlife CoursesLouisiana
USDA Animal Welfare Information SocietyMaryland
Tufts University Veterinary Medicine CE Massachusetts
Minnesota Wildlife Rehabilitation and ReleaseMinnesota
North Carolina Veterinary Medicine Courses and WorkshopsNorth Carolina
Arc Wildlife Courses and WorkshopsNorth Carolina
Wildlife Rehabilitators of North Carolina Courses and WorkshopsNorth Carolina
Bat World Sanctuary CoursesTexas
USFW National Conservation Training Center Wildlife Related WorkshopsWest Virginia
DNR Wildlife and Ecology Related WorkshopsWisconsin
Master Birder Program (Contact local Audubon Society)Varies-USA
Master Naturalist ProgramVaries-USA
RACE approved courses pertaining to veterinary medicineVaries-USA
African Snakebite InstituteAfrica- Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal, Norther and Western Cape
Wilderness Medicine CME African Wildlife Safari /mediaAfrica
Wildlife Rescue South AfricaAfrica
Australia Wildlife Health and Pathology Short-courseAustralia
Murdoch University Veterinary WorkshopsAustralia
Native ARCAustralia
Taronga Conservation Society Veterinary Professional TrainingAustralia
Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland CoursesIreland
SWWR Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Practical CourseUnited Kingdom
South Asia
Interventions in Wild Animal HealthIndia
Varied Countries
IWRC WorkshopsVaries-USA, Canada, Mexico
North American Forest Ecology WorkshopVaries-USA, Canada
International Veterinary Opportunities SAVMA IVSAVaries-Central & South America
Wildlife Conservation Volunteer OpportunitiesVaries-Global
Audobon Digital Classes and field classesVirtual
GWR The Foundations of Wildlife Chemical CaptureVirtual

Alternative CE Options 

CE Granted

Required Documentation

Wildlife-related internship/externship1CE per 8 hoursOfficial syllabus OR Official Description of Program AND Certificate of Completion OR
Letter from Direct Supervisor
Participation in wildlife-related researchTotal research time hoursLetter from Principal Investigator the research and stating the CWR’s hours and duties performed
Attendance at a wildlife, veterinary, ecology, or conservation related conference8CE per dayCertificate of Attendance
Attendance at a approved wildlife, veterinary, ecology, or conservation related training course or workshopRecommended CECertificate of Completion
Accredited University or Community College wildlife or veterinary related coursesTotal class time hoursOfficial Transcript
Presentation of a paper at a wildlife, veterinary, ecology, or conservation related conference8hrsPresentation on an Official Schedule and Copy of Presentation
First or second authorship of a paper published in an approved wildlife, veterinary, ecology, or conservation related journal16hrsJournal Article
Third or more authorship of a paper published in a wildlife, veterinary, ecology, or conservation related journal8hrsJournal Article
Instructor of a wildlife, veterinary, ecology, or conservation related course *courses will only be approved one timeRecommended CE

Official syllabus with your name as the instructor