Master Technician Program Overview
This program is composed of a series of workshops investigate eight major pest groups - Ants, Bed bugs, Blood-Sucking Arthropods, Cockroaches, Occasional Invaders, Pest Flies, Rodents and Termites.
At the completion of each workshop, participants will receive a certificate designating them as a VPMA Master Ants, Bed bugs, Blood-Sucking Arthropods, Cockroaches, Occasional Invaders, Pest Flies, Rodents and Termites Technician, respectively. Once a technician has mastered four of the pest groups, special recognition will be made at the final workshop designating them as a Master Technician.
This program provides technicians with in-depth, hands-on training using state-of-the art microscopes to learn how to use a taxonomic key to identify different species within a pest group. The biology, physical characteristics, life-stages are reviewed. Discussion of applicable control methods, appropriate products and demonstrations prepare technicians to develop an effective treatment plan.
Recertification credits are applied for in the appropriate category for the pest species being taught.
Upcoming events are listed below, if they are scheduled.
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