Class licences for wildlife management

Register to use a class licence for activities that need specific skill or experience to avoid risk to the conservation or welfare of a protected species.

If you plan to act under the authority of a class licence you:

  • must be registered to use most class licences
  • need to apply to be registered for each licence you use
  • remain eligible to use the licence(s) for as long as you remain registered
  • meet the recording and reporting requirement for each licence
  • might need to pay to register or renew a class licence - each licence will tell you if you’ll need to pay

You should use a general licence for activities that have a lower risk for conservation or the welfare of a protected species.

For further information see Wildlife licences: when you need to apply.






Published 1 January 2015
Last updated 1 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. Page updated for new licences issued on 1 January 2016.

  2. First published.