Guidelines and Requirements for Current CWRs

Certification Eligibility Requirements

CWR certification must be renewed every two years.  Renewal candidates must either accrue and show proof of 16 hours of continuing education hours (CE’s) or two continuing education units (CEUs) during the two-year period to qualify for renewal or retake and pass the current Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator™ examination to retain certification.  Renewal fees must be paid in full at the time of each renewal.

Revocation of Certification

The CWR™ CRB reserves the right to revoke certification for any of the following reasons:

  • Falsification of any part of an application
  • Misrepresentation of certification status
  • Violation of the IWRC Code of Ethics

Revocation appeals may be submitted to the CWR™ Certification Director by email at