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Rat and Mouse control & Safe Use Rodenticides


The essential course for understanding responsible rodent control

Course description


A one day course providing learners with an understanding of how to control rats and mice within any environment; the day concludes with the RSPH Level 2 Safe use of Rodenticides exam.


This qualification is approved by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU).


Maximum number of delegates 12


Who is this course for?


Anyone who applies professional quantities of rodenticides – either as part of a professional service or those who complete in-house rodent control. This course is especially popular for Rodent Control on Farms


No prior experience is required.


This qualification meets all the requirements of the CRRU Training Framework for the SGAR stewardship regime and has been approved by the CRRU Training and Certification work group.


​Key Topics (Subjects covered)


  • Principles of Rodent Control and due diligence

  • Health, safety and legislation including HSE/Biocides

  • Why the purchase and use of SGARs is controlled and why other rodent control methods should be considered before rodenticides are used.

  • Identify and assess the performance and suitability of pest monitoring strategies and equipment. Including early detection, monitoring and product reviews;

  • Rat and Mouse Biology; lifecycle; behaviour and non-chemical control options;

  • Rodenticide Formulations; storage; practical application and waste management;

  • Reporting systems and due diligence paperwork;


1 day course.

Written exam - needs to be completed with assessor.


Workshop courses typically run in Hampshire (SP11 6BL) – however these courses can also be a bespoke event at your venue.

Qualifications / Certificates available on successful completion

Successful candidates who achieve more than 17 out of 25 multi-choice questions will be awarded the RSPH Level 2 Safe Use of Rodenticides qualification certificate.

CPD Activity


12 points are awarded for the completion of the workshop course.

6 points for the online course.

All candidates are registered on IPM-Pro CPD scheme, which also has a 6 month inclusive membership.


Pre-course Requirements


​None – course is applicable for new starters and those looking to set-up inhouse rodent management programmes, such as on farms.

Pricing and how to book

Workshop £ 155 – including course materials, RSPH exam and refreshments for the day.

Exam Only

There is no requirement to complete the course in order to take the exam – but the exam does need to be pre-booked. 

Exam only £ 75 for RSPH exam.




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