Welcome To Bird Barrier's Online Training

Bird Barrier’s team of professionals have been teaching PMPs bird control for more than 25 years. Many installers credit our training with their success.

Earn Your “Master Bird Control Specialist” certificate after attending classes 1-6, the required classes. Classes 7-20 don't count towards certification, but feel free to sign up for them as well!

Participants are required to answer 10-20 online questions after each class to pass the class and earn their certification. All classes are recorded with sharable links available later. Certificates will only be issued to students who are in the live sessions. Feel free to take these classes in any order you choose. All classes are on Pacific Daylight Time!

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Block Classes

We're proud to offer two styles of classes for you. Continue scrolling down to sign up for individual classes and electives. Or, click here or the button below to sign up for our block style classes. These blocks combine our modules into two, three hour long blocks.

Company Training Sessions

If your company is serious about getting in the bird control business, our team of experts will be able to train all of your staff in one or two days. Click here, or on the button below to request specific days that work for you and your team members.


Module 1: Introduction to Bird Control

Ever wanted to know what makes a successful bird control professional? With this introductory class, PMPs can learn a wide ranging of topics to get them started in this lucrative field. Expect to learn about:

  • The differences in bird pressures.
  • An overview of different exclusion & repellent strategies to move birds.
  • Why facility managers will pay for bird control.
  • Pre-qualifying bird control opportunities.

Module 2: Optical Gel / OptiCA Certification

Optical Gel, known as OptiCA in Canada, is the simplest, most effective way to do modern bird control. This in-depth class covers all aspects of what PMPs need to know about these little dishes of magic. Expect to learn about:

  • What is this amazing new bird control tool?
  • Opening doors to more bird control opportunities with Optical Gel .
  • Proper preparation and installation.
  • Recurring revenue models using Optical Gel.

Module 3: Bird Control on Ledges

Ledges are everywhere, meaning birds will be too. Not only are ledges one of the easier problems to fix, they are one of the most common places where deterrents will go. Expect to learn about:

  • Learn about different bird pressure on different ledges.
  • Matching the best ledge deterrent with the problem.
  • In depth look at Bird-Shock, Bird-Spikes, Birdwire, BirdSlide, Bird-Coil

Module 4: StealthNet Installation

StealthNet is one of the most rewarding and intensive bird control methods out there. This two-hour class will show an up-close and hands-on approach on everything StealthNet. Expect to learn about:

  • Understand the concept of netting system design and implementation
  • How to attach to wood, concrete/stone, steel and sheet metal
  • Optional Additional Hands-On Training
  • Unique solutions for common netting obstructions

Module 5: Estimating Bird Control

This session goes into heavy detail about the costs associated with doing bird control, as well as what specific needs jobs may have. With loads of real-world examples, demonstrations, and use of Bird Barrier’s free online tools, PMPs will be able to know every cost detail that their clients and themselves will want to know. Expect to learn about:

  • Assessing the job site.
  • Giving the facility manager a rough estimate to evaluate interest.
  • Estimating the needs for the job (materials, access equipment, cleaning, labor)
  • Using Bird Barrier's digital estimating tools

Module 6: Selling Bird Control Projects

You’ve finally got the knowledge and tools at your disposal, what now? With this hour long class and an optional hour LIVE session after, PMPs will be able to close any type of bird job. Expect to learn about:

  • Writing a winning proposal.
  • The soft sell & last look advisor, how to make sure you win the job.
  • Handling sales objections & closing any bird deal from real world scenarios.

Module 7: Interior Bird Control

This module goes heavy into the problems that arise when birds get indoors. Especially in places that handle food, this part of bird control is very important. Expect to learn about:

  • Sparrows in warehouses and dock doors.
  • Pigeons and internal nesting.
  • Mist Net kits, Trapping and Solution Strategy.

Module 8: Sanitation in Bird Control

Birds present unique health risks most are unaware of. In this session we explore the bird related health risks in detail as well as Sanitation Services you can offer to combat COVID-19. Bird Barrier will discuss about bird droppings, diseases, and PPE / spray equipment we are supplying to PMPs.



Module 9: Bird Control Clean Up

Did you know bird cleanup is considered a Hazmat situation?

Cleaning up bird droppings properly before installation is a critical step in effective results for bird control success. It is the most important driving force behind why customers want to pay to solve birds. However, cleanup also makes the exclusion and pest bird deterrent methods more effective, reducing callbacks.

  • Learn about bird pressure related to imprinting behavior from bird droppings.
  • Understand the right kind of cleaning solutions specific to birds.
  • Understand PPE and equipment required for executing safe cleanup

See examples of minor to significant cleanup and how you should propose this type of work.



Module 10: Recurring Revenue Models

Installing Optical Gel/OptiCA with monthly check-ups to a site provides customers a sense of reliability and commitment while allowing installers to have an extra source of revenue.



Modules 11 / 12: Pigeons & Gulls

Getting rid of pigeons on your own isn't easy. These pest birds have an inbred homing instinct that makes them feel attached to their established roosting and nesting sites. Plus, mating pairs can hatch as many as four broods a year, so a small pigeon problem can quickly turn into a disaster.

Gulls can be a nuisance in coastal areas and create hazardous conditions to low flying aircraft. Large buildup of droppings will lead to structural damage from the uric acid. Boats, streetlights and buildings are just a few of the items damaged from excessive gull droppings.

Learn specific tips and tricks on how to provide the right solutions for your customers with this one our hour long class! Feel free to join for either the first 30 minutes about pigeons, then last 30 minutes about gulls, or for the entire thing!



Modules 13 / 14: Woodpeckers & Swallows

Woodpecker control can be tricky because this species is protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act as well as under state law in many areas. Whether you are a bird control professional or a homeowner grappling with a woodpecker problem we will cover a variety of effective, humane woodpecker repellents and deterrents that will help you get rid of woodpeckers.

Swallows can be a nuisance in suburban areas due to their nesting habits. The mud nests damage and deface the outer walls and eaves of residences and office buildings. Keeping in mind that swallows enjoy special protection under the law, this class will go into the different safe and effective methods of solving these common birds

Learn specific tips and tricks on how to provide the right solutions for your customers with this one our hour long class! Feel free to join for either the first 30 minutes about woodpeckers, then last 30 minutes about swallows, or for the entire thing!



Modules 15 / 16: Starlings & Sparrows

European Starlings are one of the worst (and most hated) nuisance birds in the U.S. This non-native, invasive species has spread across rural and urban North America. When starlings are in a flocking phase they can overwhelm industrial facilities, airports, farms, orchards, parking lots, parks, airports, golf courses, and residential neighborhoods, causing a variety of problems.

The House Sparrow is the number two urban pest bird. Introduced as a species to North America, the house sparrow quickly spread across the country due to its lack of natural enemies and its adaptive traits. Its ability to nest in urban structures, eat urban scraps and a large breeding capacity are some of these adaptive traits.

Learn specific tips and tricks on how to provide the right solutions for your customers with this one our hour long class! Feel free to join for either the first 30 minutes about starlings, then last 30 minutes about sparrows, or for the entire thing!



Module 17: Outdoor Eating

Bird Control in outdoor restaurant areas can be the most challenging areas for PMP's. Bird Barrier explains specific strategies that are based in providing best value, carefully balancing budget vs.expected results.



Module 18: Access Equipment for Bird Control

Safely executing professional bird control is critical to your business. Many PMP's new to bird control find themselves going into new dangerous situations that require an overview of what tools are best to use for protection. Ladder Safety basics and how to become properly trained and certified for using lift equipment is included.



Module 19: Solar Panel Exclusion

Solar Panels are popping up daily around the country. This class covers how to implement a monthly cleaning plan!



Module 20: Websites for Bird Control

So maximize sales in the business of bird control it is important to know how to properly gain customers through SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Bird Barrier is proud to offer a new live webcast in 2021 co-hosted with a professional web strategy consultant to go over guidelines teaching how to enhance your existing, or build a new website.