Rehabilitation Course

The Wildlife Center conducts course about the field of wildlife rehabilitation.  This ten session course provides basic information about the process of becoming a wildlife rehabilitator, about the biology of selected groups of animals, and introduces participants to the skills necessary to conduct successful wildlife care. This course does not provide you with a permit to conduct wildlife rehabilitation.  Those permits are administered by the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in accordance with 321 CMR 2.13 and by the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife. Nevertheless, at the end of each course, the State of Massachusetts will administer the wildlife rehabilitation examination at the Center.

We run two courses a year: one in the early spring and one in the fall.

Start Date of Upcoming Course: (FALL)

Monday, September 12th, 2016, and will run every Monday 6:30 – 9:00 for 10 weeks. (This includes October 31st)


The course costs a total of $400 with options to pay as you go ($40 a week) or to pay in full ($350 to pay in full). A mandatory, nonrefundable $100 security deposit is required to hold your spot in class (Due by August 19th, 2016). 

Checks can be mailed to:

New England Wildlife Center 

500 Columbian Street

South Weymouth, MA 02190.

Please include your name, phone number, address and email.


The course is popular, so if you are interested please call our front desk at 781-682-4878 to ask about availability as soon as possible.



Dr. Greg MertzRehabilitation Course