Certified Poultry Technician Course (Centre County)

Posted: February 10, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Central Office will be offering a one day Certified Poultry Technician Course on April 19th at the PA Livestock Evaluation Center Rock Springs, PA.

This is a classroom setting training that includes the following topics: Avian diseases, biosecurity, lab submissions, S. pullorum test demonstration, sample collection and handling, fair requirements.

Upon completion of the classroom training on April 19th each student must arrange to meet Dr. Santini or a department animal health inspector at a location where they can demonstrate the techniques for bleeding and swabbing birds. This is usually done on the student’s own birds or the student arranges to use birds owned by a friend. Most people master the techniques with only a few birds. Once you have learned these skills you then submit your signed skills checklist to the department with a check for $10.00 and you will receive your Poultry Technician License.

Registration information

Cost: $10 annual license fee. Submitted upon completion of the classroom and bleeding/swabbing skills training.

You must pre-register by submitting an application to Dr. Elizabeth Santini by Friday, April 7, 2017. Contact Dr. Santini for a copy of the application:, 717-443-1185 (cell). Space is limited!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


PA Livestock Evaluation Center Rock Springs, PA (Centre County)

Reminder You must be a Certified Poultry Technician in order to submit avian diagnostic samples for laboratory testing for our fairs. CPTs must be at least 18 years of age or older.