2024 Certified FAMACHA© Instructor Application
Please fill out this form if you wish to become a Certified FAMACHA© Instructor (in US, Canada, or Caribbean) Your application will be reviewed by members of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC). You also need to pass (80%) the online exam. If your application is approved, you will be issued a certificate indicating you are a Certified FAMACHA© Instructor. Once certified, you will be able to lead FAMACHA© training workshops and be able to purchase multiple FAMACHA© cards (for teaching purposes only). Certification is for two years and must be renewed biennially by taking the online exam.

This application was developed by the Extension committee of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC; wormx.info). It was last updated 21 February 2023.
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Email *
Name *
Mailing Address (be sure to include city and state (or province) *
Phone *
Date *
Have you participated in a FAMACHA© workshop (in-person or online) in which you received FAMACHA© certification? If your answer to this question is no, do not proceed. You must have received FAMACHA© certification and have advanced knowledge of integrated parasite management before you can apply to be a Certified FAMACHA© Instructor. Training opportunities for basic FAMACHA© certification are listed on the ACSRPC web site at https://www.wormx.info/workshops. While in-person training is preferred, online FAMACHA©  certification is also available. *
When did you receive FAMACHA© certification? *
Who did you receive your FAMACHA© certification from? *
Who will be the target audience for your FAMACHA© training workshops?  You may identify more than one audience. You must be willing to teach and certify others in order to be approved as a certified FAMACHA© instructor. Once approved, your name will be listed on the web site of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (https://www.wormx.info/instructors) as a Certified FAMACHA© instructor. This may lead to you receiving requests to conduct FAMACHA© training workshops. *
Have you previously taught FAMACHA© workshops? *
How many people have you FAMACHA© certified in the past 5 years? *
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your current knowledge of FAMACHA© and integrated parasite management? *
Please characterize your formal education. Choose general if your degree or education did not focus on either agriculture, animal science, or veterinary science/medicine. Otherwise, choose the column that best describes your studies or degree.
Animal Science
Veterinary medicine or science
Some high school, no diploma
High school graduate
Some college, no degree
Associate degree
Bachelor's degree
Graduate degree
Professional degree or doctorate
Technical or trade school
Cerfificate program
What is your current occupation or position? You may select more than one.  In order to be approved as a FAMACHA© instructor, you must be able to select one of these positions/occupations. *
What type(s) of livestock do you or have you raised. You may select more than one. Raised means having made decisions regarding the care and management of the animals. This may be your own farm or an institutional or not-for-profit farm. *
How many years of experience do you have working with small ruminants: sheep, goats, and/or camelids?   *
Less than 1 year
2 to 5 years
6 to 10 years
More than 10 years
Indicate what other qualifications you have to be approved as a FAMACHA© instructor. Farmers/producers, be sure to provide some additional qualifications.
I agree to use the instructional materials (https://www.wormx.info/resources) provided by the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC) to teach FAMACHA©  workshops. My FAMACHA©  workshops will be at least two hours in length and will include lecture + hands-on instruction. I agree to limit class size to 25 people (face to face) unless there is an additional instructor. Less is better. In order to be certified, each participant must demonstrate proper FAMACHA© technique (in person or via video). *
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