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The Wildlife Society

Professional Certification Program

The Wildlife Society's (TWS) Continuing Education Program requires Certified Wildlife Biologists® (CWB®) and Professional Development Certificate holders to seek ongoing learning opportunities to maintain their status with TWS. The renewal program requires CWB®s to complete contact hours in one of six different professional activity categories.

The Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation & Management Certification qualifies for continuing education units (CEUs) within the Self-Directed Activities section (Category V) on the CWB® Renewal Application while preparing to take the exam for certification. The Renewal and Professional Development Certificate programs operate on an honor-based system, so applicants must log their completed hours on their Renewal Application or their Professional Development Certificate Application.

The amount of time spent reviewing the content in the preparation materials will determine how many hours can be credited for CWB® renewal or professional development. Credit accrues at the rate of 1 CEU for each hour of activity. Preparation time will vary by participant, and no CEUs can be earned by simply taking the exam. CEUs will only be earned during the time preparing for the exam, such as watching videos and studying PowerPoints.