A unit of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the Management Assistance Team is a small, high-performance team funded by a multi-state conservation grant, and established to help the vast number of technically trained state fish and wildlife agency professionals with non-biological aspects of agency work. The MAT team is passionate about helping state fish and wildlife agencies achieve excellence.
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies represents North America’s fish and wildlife agencies to advance sound, science-based management and conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats in the public interest. Working together, the Association’s member agencies are ensuring that North American fish and wildlife management has a clear and collective voice.
North American Trapper Education Program
The purpose of this Trapper Education Program is to help individuals throughout the U.S. acquire the knowledge, skill, attitude, and judgement to selectively and responsibly trap furbearing animals for the many benefits it provides. Check with your state agency to learn more about additional requirements that may apply.
To access your current course or webinar, please click on My Courses to the left under Navigation. On the My Courses page, scroll to the bottom and click on the name of the course under Currently Enrolled Courses. This should take you into the virtual classroom.
Fall 2016 Registration is closed. Winter 2017 Registration will open in January 2017.
Important Information for MAT courses and webinars:
MAT's online courses are asynchronous so there are no set times that you have to be logged on. You can work at your own convenience within each week but will need to meet the deadlines within each week. Students report that it takes an average of 5-10 hours of work each week to successfully complete a course.
Course and webinar fees are as follows: 4 week courses are $70, 6 week courses are $90. There might be a small fee added to some courses to cover online assessments. Invoices for online courses will be emailed during the first week of class.
Invoices for webinars are emailed the week of the webinar. Two hour webinars are $25. Franklin Covey webinars are invoiced on a different scale and costs will be provided as offered.
All invoices are due upon receipt and can be paid by check or credit card. Instructions on how to pay will be included on your invoice.
The drop deadline is 48 hours prior to the course or webinar except for Franklin Covey offerings which require a 2 week notice. Anyone requesting to drop after the deadline will still be responsible for the course and/or webinar fee.