Hawkeye.ca’s Dan Frankian is the ONLY person in Canada who holds the CWCP designation for pest bird and animal/wildlife control. CWCP stands for “Certified Wildlife Control Professional” and this is a very prestigious designation which Dan has now held for two years. With this title our company is committed to demonstrating the highest level of knowledge and execution in terms of wildlife damage management and conflict resolution between wildlife and humans.
In order to obtain this designation, Dan Frankian was required to complete 800 hours of specific training. 200 hours of safety training, 200 hours of biology, 200 hours of technical and job specific training, and 200 hours of speciality work training. Not only has he completed this training, but he has also assisted in teaching this training to prospective CWCP candidates. A final exam was held in which Dan Frankian’s skill and knowledge was put to the test. Chaired by a panel of judges (peer review) and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, this exam is quite difficult and required a minimum 90% final score, of which Dan successfully achieved. To uphold this certification, in addition to the extensive training, exam, and the submission of an application, Dan must hold a minimum of two NWCOA certifications and uphold all of his company’s activity in accordance with the code of ethics laid out by the NWCOA.
The NWCOA is the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. Dan Frankian currently holds four of these certifications including Advanced Wildlife Control Operator (AWCOT), Bird Barrier Certified Installer, Certified Wildlife Control Professional (CWCP), and Structural Bird Management Professional both in Florida and Ontario and is working on becoming certified in all NWCOA Control Operator divisions. In addition to all of these certifications, Dan also holds a Commercial Falconry Permit in Ontario as well as a Master Falconry Permit in Florida.
Since Dan was certified as CWCP, there are a few criteria that have changed for potential candidates. A successful candidate must have 5 years of Wildlife Control Operator experience totalling over 10,000 hours, or 10,000 hours over an 8 year period for part time workers. Dan far exceeds these criteria with 30 years of experience under his belt as CEO of Hawkeye Bird Control LLC. A potential candidate must still obtain training and uphold a minimum of two NWCOA certifications. A final exam is still conducted, but the passing grade is 85% and can be completed online now instead of in front of a panel of judges. All candidates are still required to follow and uphold the Code of Ethics outlined by the NWCOA, and an application still must be submitted inclusive of all qualifications.
The CWCP designation is the highest award of merit possible for Bird Control, Animal Control, Pest Control, Bird Strike, Falconry, and Bird of Prey Rehabilitation, which many strive for, but very few achieve. In order to maintain this designation, there is continual training and dedication to creating, promoting, and strengthening the professional standards in the wildlife control industry. Not only does Dan exceed these expectations, he attends countless new course to upgrade his portfolio and also holds certification and licenses for Wildlife Rehabilitation, Ontario Pesticide Training, Canadian Firearms Safety Course, Ontario Fur Trappers Licence, Pest Control Licence, Airport Wildlife Hazard Management, Canadian Outdoors Card and Hunting Permit, Handgun Safety Course Proficiency, Urban Coyote Control, OPP G8 Safety and Training Course, and Bird Control Installation Specialist.
This CWCP designation and all of his additional credentials really sets Dan Frankian apart as a thoroughly trained, well experienced, and ethical professional. His company Hawkeye Bird Control LLC is an accredited business with a CEO who has been peer-reviewed and tested by a national trade association. Many great ethical contributions and wildlife initiatives will be in the future for Dan Frankian, as well as a continual dedication to environmental impact control and human safety in Hawkeye’s everyday operations.