When buying a home or property, mortgage companies or lenders typically require that an inspection be performed to determine the presence of wood destroying insects (WDI). This inspection is often referred to as a termite inspection or a WDI Inspection. In the state of Virginia, there are no regulatory licensing or training requirements needed to perform a termite inspection.

In 2000, VPMA created a voluntary certification program for wood-destroying insect inspectors in Virginia. To raise standards on these inspections done for real estate transfers, VPMA created a voluntary certification program that provides intensive classroom training. Participants must pass a written exam to become certified; and are required to attend training to re-certify every two years. To find a VPMA Certified WDI Inspector, use our searchable list of inspectors in your area.

This patch indicates that your inspector is a VPMA Certified WDI Insepctor.

VPMA Certified WDI Inspector

“The mission of the Virginia Pest Management Association is to promote ethical and environmentally responsible pest management practices among our members through education, coalition and professionalism to safely protect the general public.”