Erin McCance

The Certification Committee was formed in 2017 to revitalize TWS’s Wildlife Biologist Certification Program in Canada. The structure of the committee reflects a membership intent on achieving two goals:

  1. To work with TWS to see how the present certification program can be made more appealing to Canadian wildlife biologists
  2. To work towards establishing national standards for practicing wildlife professionals across Canada.


Levels of Certifications: 

Associate Wildlife Biologist: An individual who has met the education requirements but has not yet obtained at least 5 years of professional-level wildlife experience in the previous 10 years to qualify as a Certified Wildlife Biologist® (CWB ®) can apply to be designated as an Associate Wildlife Biologist® (AWB®).

Certified Wildlife Biologist: There are several ways that TWS members can become certified. Please see our Certification Program page for more information.

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Additional information can be found in our TWS Certification Brochure 

and on the TWS website 

Meet Our Committee Members

If you are interested in learning about the Certification Committee Members, please visit our Committee Members page

Contact Us!

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