iCEV offers optional study materials designed to prepare individuals for the Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation and Management Certification exam. The preparation materials consist of a playlist, which includes a combination of video and PowerPoint® lessons created in collaboration with our industry partners to teach and reinforce the industry standards tested for by the certification. Explore the preparation materials below.
The Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation & Management Certification verifies individuals have obtained exceptional knowledge and skills in the areas of ecological principles and wildlife management, as well as habitat, forest, grasslands, wetlands and waterfowl conservation and management.
Preparatory content also includes "Lab Challenges." Lab Challenges are presented by education and industry experts and include video instructions for hands-on activities. They contain printable lab reports to guide students through the scientific process and facilitate critical thinking.
This presentation begins exploring the ecology of forests and defining essential vocabulary, then explains the threats currently affecting forests in North America.
This presentation begins by exploring the ecology of waterfowl and defining essential vocabulary, then explains the threats currently affecting waterfowl in North America and concludes with an exploration of the laws and regulations impacting waterfowl management and conservation while describing practices for conservation.
This presentation begins by defining a habitat and explaining the different categories of habitats, then explores the history of conservation efforts and presents current legislation regulating conservation and finally, the presentation ends with a exploration of the current state of conservation and explains the necessity of proper resource management.
Principles of Habitat Conservation & Management
Forests: Conservation & Management
Grasslands: Conservation & Management
Wetlands: Conservation & Management
Wetlands: Ecosystem Goods & Services
Wildlife Population Ecology
Game & Upland Bird Identification
Predator & Furbearer Identification
Non-Game Animal Identification
Waterfowl: Conservation & Management
The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation