WILDLIFE REHABILITATION SUBPERMITTEE
In 2022, we are offered the annual subpermittee trainings in two-part evening classes via zoom in order to adhere to safety and social distancing guidelines. Thank you to all who participated! Please check back early next year for 2023 training classes!
SUBPERMITTEE PERMIT AND TRAINING
Individuals holding a subpermittee permit may work under a fully licensed Rhode Island wildlife rehabilitator and assist with in-home care or as volunteers with the Wildlife Clinic. Once permitted by RIDEM, subpermittees may help raise certain species of orphaned wildlife including squirrels, opossums, rabbits, and baby birds.
The training process involves:
6 hours of formal classroom training (this subpermittee class)
An open-book examination administered by the RIDEM
(50 question, open-book multiple choice and true/false exam. The exam is administered free of charge by RIDEM)
25 hours of hands-on skills training (usually at the Wildlife Clinic)
A home inspection if the subpermittee intends to rehabilitate wildlife at home.
Wildlife rehabilitators are volunteers and this is not a paid position. We are happy to assist individuals interested in becoming wildlife rehabilitators through the licensing process.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.