This web page provides information on the National Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Herd Certification Program as well as a list of Alberta domestic cervid producers who participate in that program and their current status.

Program documents:

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, with input from stakeholders, sets the National Standards for the Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program (PDF, 211 KB). Based on these standards, administrators develop a Manual of Procedures to implement the Herd Certification Program within their jurisdiction.

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is currently the Administrator of the program for Alberta cervid producers. The following documents are available for Alberta cervid producers who wish to enrol in the program.

Alberta's Standard Operating Procedures for the CWD Herd Certification Program (PDF, 721 KB) provide a detailed set of requirements for producers as well as the administrative operating procedures for the administrator to follow. This provides clarity for producers in terms of what is expected and how the administrator will implement the program, including advancement criteria, timelines, and approaches to suspensions and cancellations.

Producers wishing to apply can do so using Form 1 Application for Enrolment (PDF, 165 KB)

Additional forms used within the program:

If you need access to any of the above forms contact Norma Pronteau.

Phone: 780-835-2238
Fax: 780-835-2185
Email: norma.pronteau@gov.ab.ca

Alberta has also produced a Quick Reference Guide for Producers (PDF, 38 KB) to more conveniently outline the annual requirements for producers.

The established anniversary dates for the program are:

  • December 31 – "Elk only" herds,
  • December 31 – "Combined elk and deer" herds, and
  • March 31 – "Deer only" herds
Canadian CWD Herd Certification Program Update October 7, 2020
Producers Name Farm # Species Status Level
Angele, Leander and Heather 789 Deer Certified
Aubin, Henri 761 Elk Certified
Balderson, Wayne and Josie 775 Elk D
Bamber, Holly 22 Elk D
Beets, Uppy 700 Elk Certified
Begg, Cliff 734 Elk Certified
Bernat, Andrew and Dorothy 802 Elk Certified
Bidulock, Richard 26 Elk Certified
Birkbeck, Tom and Connie 745 Elk Certified
Braun, Dale 33 Elk Certified
Bugg, Howard and Judith 500 Elk Certified
Bulten, Herman and Alice 523 Elk/Reindeer E
Busat, Dean 570 Deer Certified
Bykowski, Mike 35 Elk Certified
Cameron, John 37 Elk Certified
Chernuka, Barry 805 Elk Certified
Chernuka, Barry and Steve 436 Elk Certified
Chernuka, Barry 811 Elk Certified
D'Aoust, Allan and Chris 704 Elk Certified
Dolen, Peter and Marilyn 581 Elk Certified
Dungey, Bruce 367 Elk Certified
Fantazir, William 58 Elk/Deer Certified
Gill, Marvin 728 Elk/Deer Certified
Gwozdz, Russell 522 Elk Certified
Harrison, Barry and Christine 503 Elk Certified
Harvey, Roger and Judy 475 Elk Certified
Hickie, Raymond 576 Elk Certified
Hoffman, Chuck and Dianne 175 Elk Certified
Jean, Ronald 77 Elk Certified
Jeannotte, Wade and Karen 280 Elk C
Johnston, Darryl and Connie 801 Elk B
Klute, Elsie and Ernie 371 Elk D
Koeckhoven, Steven 810 Elk Certified
Lloyd, Justin and Erinn 809 Deer Certified
Lumir, Peter 494 Elk Certified
Maine, Peter 784 Elk Certified
Makofka, Charles 657 Elk Certified
McClennon, Ryan and Jamie 590 Elk Certified
McClennon, Ryan and Jamie 711 Elk Certified
McRee, Mike 103 Elk Certified
Miedema, Lykele 247 Elk Certified
Miedema, Lykele 769 Elk Certified
Narkaus, Sam 807 Elk D
Neufeld, Aron 722 Elk Certified
Neufeld, Corny 701 Elk Certified
Niebler, Win 206 Elk Certified
Owen, Richard 491 Elk Certified
Plumb, Gordon and Carol 337 Elk Certified
Ray, Dennis 398 Elk Certified
Reitsma, Art and Dan 268 Elk/Deer Certified
Richard, Gerry 488 Elk Certified
Roberts, Terry 314 Elk Certified
Saunders, Eleanor and Allen 569 Elk Certified
Seutter, Ben and Connie 771 Elk Certified
Seutter, Ben and Connie 670 Elk Certified
Seutter, Ben and Connie 751 Elk Certified
Slipp, Andrew 747 Elk Certified
Smith, Jason 698 Deer Certified
Stelter, Rick 694 Elk Certified
Stephensen, Kyle 800 Elk Certified
Stewart, Mark and Tina 599 Elk Certified
Swan, Cliff 142 Elk Certified
Szigli, Ken 429 Elk B
Tofteland, Byron 684 Elk Certified
Veldhouse, Todd and Jackie 288 Elk Certified
Visscher, Bill 176 Elk Certified
Ward, Kenneth 660 Elk Certified
Websdale, Keith and Arlene 654 Elk Certified
Zahara, Jim, Julie and Jace 549 Elk A
Zahara, Jace 803 Elk B

The information contained in this document is believed to be accurate, however we are unable to guarantee its complete accuracy. If you have any questions or concerns as to the accuracy of the information, contact Norma Pronteau, Animal Health and Assurance Branch, toll free by calling 310-0000 and then dialing 780-835-2238.