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WRP Approved Inspection and Decontamination Procedures ​​​

 

Other Important Documents

 
Instructional Videos

Instructors, if you would like to embed any of these short videos into a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation, open a PPT slide and click on Insert, and then Video. A window will open up giving you three options: Movie Browser, Movie from File, and Online Movie. Click on Online Movie, and then you can provide the YouTube hyperlink listed after each of the videos in the list below. The movie will then be embedded in a PPT slide, making it easy for you to share with students and others.

Inspection: 

Decontamination:

Other:

 
 
Class Materials

WIT Forms For Level One Training (Course Evaluation Form, Written Exam, Watercraft Inspection Exercise)

Promotional Material Examples

Prepare one for each student:    [Printable .pdf checklist]

  • Agenda

  • WID Manual

    • Email electronic copy to participants, 30 days prior to class, if possible.

    • Trainers may want to have few printed copies available.

  • Quality Assurance Form

  • Educational Items (e.g., brochures, rack cards, flyers, handouts, etc.)

  • Final Exam

Prepare for the entire class:         [Printable .pdf checklist​]

  • Flip Charts, Markers and Easels

  • Boats for field inspection and decontamination demos where feasible use as many boats types as possible (recommended  -- 1 boat for every 6 people)

  • Decontamination unit(s) (recommended -- 1 decon unit for every 6 people)

  • Sign in sheet for each day

  • Laptop

  • Projector

  • Screen

  • Laser Pointer

  • Extension Cords and Power Strip

  • Standard Slideshows (be sure you have the latest version!)

  • Training videos saved on laptop or jump drive

  • Felt pads to “stage” boat with fake mussels – pistachio nuts and sunflower seeds work well

  • Inspection tools – magnifier, flashlight, mirror, clipboard with log, data collector, etc.

  • Decontamination tools – wand, diffuser, muffs, garden hose, fake-a-lake, etc

  • Displays - ZQM Anchor, Propeller or Props – be sure to have a settler pipe and an adult pipe

  • Other AIS Samples (e.g. rusty crayfish or New Zealand mudsnails)

  • Seal Receipt Books, Seals and Wire

  • Tablets or mobile data collection devices

  • Clipboards for use during practice sessions

  • Specimen collection kit (for demonstration)

  • Digital camera

  • Optional: Bait treatment supplies for demonstration (2 five gallon buckets, net, water and plastic fish

  • Optional: Boat models

  • Optional: Don’t Move a Mussel 2 (available as a DVD or online) (require students to watch before class (preferred) OR play this in the morning when people are entering and waiting for class to start

 
 
The Exam

After the decontamination module is completed, the trainer should answer questions, as time allows. When the class is mostly ready, it is time to take the exam. This is a closed book test and participants are not allowed to use the WID Manual, smart phones, or other reference materials during the exam.

Exams are graded by dividing the number of correct answers by the total number of answers. Example: out of a 50 answer test, and the participant misses 3 (therefore 47 correct). 47 divided by 50 equals 0.94 or 94%. Each ANSWER on the test is 1 point, not each question.

All participants must receive a passing score of 80% or better on the final written exam to pass the Level 1 or Level 2 class. It is recommended to have participants trade papers and grade the tests in class prior to adjourning. This is dependent on available time.

Sample Exams: WIT Level 1 WIT Level 2

There is no written exam for Level 3 Trainers and Advanced Decontamination courses. Participants are awarded a certificate of completion based on their ability to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and a positive attitude.

After the Class

The regional training program operated by PSMFC offers a certificate of course completion that will be provided to participants after class. PSMFC also maintains records related to training and courses. Various jurisdictions offering WID training handle certification differently—some offer certificates, proof of course completion, identification cards,

or unique inspector identification numbers. It is recommended that jurisdictions operating WID programs track certain data related to training including the inspector’s contact information, WID station, course evaluation results, test scores, and certificates earned.

 For more WID Manual guidance please refer to the Trainer’s Manual
or register for Level 3 Trainer Training​
Contact Us

 

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“Quagga D” Davis

(702) 236-3814

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