What you need
Before you can apply to become a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, you must pass the Massachusetts Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit exam with a score of at least 80%. More information about the exam, as well as a study guide, can be found under downloads.
- For information on permit prerequisites, exam details, and application procedures, please contact Jennifer Longsdorf at (508) 389-6360.
- For information on permit renewals and annual reporting, please contact Bob Arini at (617) 626-1575.
When you're ready to take the exam
- Contact the MassWildlife officewhere you plan to take the exam:
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How to apply
After you have passed the exam, complete the attached permit application.
Mail in the permit application, along with a check or money order made payable to "Commonwealth of Massachusetts - DFW" to:
Division of Fisheries and Wildlife – Boston Office
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114-2152
Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Massachusetts (WRAM, Inc.), hosts meetings and provides a network for member wildlife rehabilitators.