imping2To ensure that falconers have the knowledge to fulfil all the requirements mentioned in these guidelines, the IAF recommends that all peoples, who would like to become falconers, should undertake an apprenticeship with an experienced falconer for at least one hunting season.

The IAF also recommends that aspiring falconers join a falconers' club to make contact with other falconers. In addition, a good falconers course should be taken, even if it is not required by law in the country.

To Administrations, we suggest that provision of a 'Falconer's Licence' be based on the completion of an apprenticeship and a Falconer's exam and this may be included within Hunting legislation.

Imping - A falconry technique for repairing broken feathers. This can only be learned after a practical demonstration, for example by a mentor.