Emergency Management of Poultry Disease Outbreaks Certificate

Who should participate?

The program is designed for:

  • Poultry veterinarians in private and public service,
  • Flock and biosecurity managers at U.S. and international poultry companies,
  • Veterinary technicians
  • Government officials from the USDA
  • States departments of agriculture, and foreign governments with oversight responsibility for regulating the commercial poultry sector or in charge of poultry disease outbreaks
  • Homeland Security first responders, and firefighters involved in responding to outbreaks of poultry diseases would also benefit.
Hands on participation is encouraged This student uses a PAPR while learning depopulation procedures.

Requirements for enrollment

There are no formal requirements for acceptance into the Certificate program. The program is limited to no more than 20 participants, and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


There are no specific prerequisites, however, knowledge of the poultry industry, poultry diseases, and avian influenza are recommended.

Time to complete

The Emergency Management of Poultry Disease Outbreaks Certificate can be completed in just three, focused days. See the Curriculum for the program schedule.