Electrofishing Recertification

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Format: Online and field training


Refine your competencies in electrofishing with the NRTG Electrofishing Recertification course. In this two-day course, you will attend a Day One online, instructor-led session, and Day Two field practicum session, and complete a short exam. This course is approved by WorkSafeBC (British Columbia), and endorsed by workplace safety agencies across Canada. 


  • Define electrofishing certification, standards and the practice of electrofishing
  • Contrast and define the levels and responsibilities of Electrofishing Certification
  • Identify mandatory and applicable Electrofishing standards and regulations
  • Manage resistance, voltage and power in an electrofishing system
  • Define and contrast electrical pulse types and electrical fields in water
  • Contrast the types of electrofishing units, and their components, features, limitations and capabilities
  • Identify mandatory and optional personal protective gear
  • Identify backpack electrofisher safety features
  • Maintain and troubleshoot backpack electrofishers and associated field gear
  • Interpret site conditions and adjust electrofishing settings to maximize catch efficiency
  • Calculate appropriate electrofisher settings
  • Identify best strategies to maximize catch efficiency while minimizing impacts
  • Manage electrofisher power appropriately and effectively
  • Identify key electrofishing safety procedures
  • Respond effectively to an electrofishing-related field incident
  • Conduct standard emergency response procedures
  • Define crew size and structure
  • Identify key factors influencing electrofishing in the field
  • Identify and determine crew roles and responsibilities
  • Conduct equipment checkout procedure(s) prior to beginning a field session
  • Identify key fish habitats and best strategies to capture fish as a team
  • Respond appropriately to potentially dangerous scenarios
  • Communicate effectively with field crews and the general public
  • Identify types of electrofishing field programs
  • Identify and minimize fish impacts
  • Practice safe and efficient fish sampling and handling

This Course Includes

  • Free, lifetime access


Participants are required to bring their own equipment:

  • Chest waders
  • Non-slip footwear
  • Writing utensils

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  • Current and valid WorkSafeBC-approved Electrofishing Certification.
  • First aid course, level one (contains CPR component)

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There are no upcoming courses for Electrofishing Recertification at this time, please check back again in the future or view our course schedule for more options.
For inquiries on this course, please contact NRTG at: 1-877-388-2172 or info@nrtraininggroup.com