The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture trains and licenses certified poultry technicians to act as agents of the Department when collecting poultry samples for testing. All licensed certified poultry technicians may apply for compensation from poultry owners after taking samples from poultry. People who take the Certified Poultry Technician Course are instructed in proper bio-security habits to prevent the introduction and spread of disease.
Licensing: Application Information
The fee for the Poultry Technician license is $10 and is issued after the person has successfully completed the course. Technicians must also be field tested by a state veterinarian or a state domestic animal health inspector prior to issuance. This license expires annually on December 31.