Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation is an 8-hour course provided by OWRA. It is approved by the Ohio Division of Wildlife and fulfills the requirement for obtaining a Category 1 Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit. The training is held annually at the OWRA Conference and at special request for groups over 8 persons. For information on this training and upcoming dates, please email Kristen Beck.
Topics covered in the Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation Manual:
Completion of the IWR Training ONLY fulfills the ODOW requirement for a permit application, it alone, does not allow for legal wildlife rehabilitation in Ohio.
More information on state and federal regulations.