Tom Wolf, GovernorRussell Redding, Secretary
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Certified Poultry Technician Course

Event Type: Training
Event Date: 5/14/2015 - 5/14/2015
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Event Location(s):
  • Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Headquarters
    2301 N. Cameron St.
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture

Certified Poultry Technician Course

When: Thursday, May 14, 2015  

Time: 10am – 3pm


Where: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Office

              Building…113 State Rt. 92 South, Tunkhannock, Pa. 18657

              Next to Bartron Supply Company


Course Topics: Avian diseases, biosecurity, birdside S. pullorum test

                           demonstration, sample preparation and shipping


RSVP: To register contact Dr. Tony LaBarbera at 570-836-2181 Ext. 105 or Phil  

             Urie at 570-836-2181 Ext. 103 by April 30, 2015. 


Cost: There is no initial fee to attend the classroom portion of the training. Once

           you have completed the classroom training on May 14th a department

           official will meet with you and provide the hands-on training so you can

           obtain blood and swab samples from poultry. You must provide a few

           birds for this phase of the training. Once you have completed both the

           classroom training and the hands-on training you will be given a

           signed certificate to submit along with your check for $10.00 and the

           Department will mail your Poultry Technician License.




Reminder: You MUST be a Certified Poultry Technician in order to submit  diagnostic samples for laboratory testing.  This includes samples to aid in the diagnosis of a particular disease in a flock and samples to meet the testing requirements for exhibition of birds at local fairs. CPTs must be at least 18 years of age.

Contact Dr. Tony LaBarbera atalabarbera@pa.gov or 570-836-2181 ext. 105 for more details and toobtain a registration form.


The Bureau of Animal Health & Diagnostic Services
(717) 772-2852

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