VPMA holds a dinner event in conjunction with NPMA's Legislative Day that provides an opportunity for VPMA Board, Members and their families an opportunity to network and socialize.

If you haven't attended Legislative Day before, it is a great opportunity to learn about the issues impacting our Industry and then take our message to Capitol Hill to educate our legislators about the issues important to us. We travel to the Hill as a group, so don't let that deter you. This is an important part of the stewardship of our Industry, and it's fun too! Join us.

To register for NPMA Legistlative Day click here.

For information about the VPMA PMP Legislative Day Dinner click here!

Event Date 03-09-2020 7:15 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
What: Dodson Bros. Fumigation Workshop - all welcome!
When: March 12, 2020, 8:00 - 5:45 pm
Where: Hilton Garden Inn 4025 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Cost: $125/person
 
All PMPs are welcome to attend. Click here for to see a course agenda.
 
The course has been approved for Fumigation re-certification credits in VA, MD, DC, WV, OH, TN, SC, NC, KY and have been applied for in PA.
 
Please contact David Moore for details and registration information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Event Date 03-12-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 03-12-2020 6:00 am
Capacity Unlimited

When: March 31, 2020, 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Comfort Suites at Virginia Center Commons, 10601 Telegraph Road, Glen Allen, VA 23509
Cost: $190 VPMA Member/$315 non-member

This program prepares pest professionals to perform consistent, thorough inspections that their customers can truly rely on. Since termites and most other wood destroying insects are generally hidden from view, it takes a trained professional to carefully detect conducive conditions, to know the habits and damage of each insect and to pinpoint signs of infestations. Sending a technician out to perform WDI Inspections without this training can lead to missed signs of infestations, inaccurate reports and big headaches for your company. John Reid and Bryan Vaughan team together to present the VPMA Certified WDI Inspector Program.

NEW to the Course: Our team will teach you how to use the new NPMA-33 form which was required for use beginning on Jan. 1, 2020.

  • Each VPMA Certified Inspector is classroom trained, then tested to ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge and ability to conduct accurate termite reports.
  • Each Certified Inspector must be employed by a company holding a pesticide business license, which ensures that the inspector is backed by a company holding liability insurance.
  • Each Certified Inspector must also have a minimum certification by the Virginia Department of Agriculture (VDACS) that certifies their knowledge in general pests.

There is a self-study portion of this program so register early to provide time to receive study materials well in advance of the course.

Event Date 03-31-2020 8:15 am
Event End Date 03-31-2020 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 4
Cut off date 03-26-2020 5:00 pm

When: March 31, 2020, 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Comfort Suites at Virginia Center Commons, 10601 Telegraph Road, Glen Allen, VA 23509
Cost: $85 VPMA Member/$100 Non-member

If you are already a VPMA Certified WDI Inspector, you must recertify every 2 years. To maintain your certification you can take an in-person course or take an online course. The cost for either option is $85 member/$100 non-member.

If you are due to expire on June 30, 2020, you can use this course to recertify. Since you are renewing before your expiration date you do not have to retest. If your certification has already expired, you can still renew in-person or online, but must take and pass the exam .

To recertify at this course, check the appropriat box on the registraton form, to renew online go to: vpmawdirecert.com

Event Date 03-31-2020 8:15 am
Event End Date 03-31-2020 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Cut off date 03-26-2020 5:00 pm

When: April 21, 2020
Where: Henrico Extension Office, Henrico Government Complex - Human Services Building, 2nd floor, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Henrico, VA 23228
Cost: $190 VPMA Member/$315 Non Member

Master Technician: Termites
Dr. Dini Miller will walk participants through the identification of the major termite species. Each participant will use a reference collection of specimens and a taxonomic key to identify pest termites by their physical characteristics under a microscope. Termite biology and behavior will also be discussed.
Afternoon sessions will provide technicians with hands-on training in calculating liquid applications, calibrating application equipment, evaluating construction types, and application techniques. Lab sessions will be conducted outdoors each day, so please dress accordingly.

Master Technician Program
This program provides technicians with in-depth, hands-on training using state-of-the-art microscopes. The series of eight workshops investigate eight major pest groups – Ants, Bed bugs, Blood Feeders, Termites, Occasional Invaders, Cockroaches, Rodents, and Pest Flies.

At the completion of each workshop, participants will receive a certificate designating them as a VPMA Master Pest Ants, Bed Bugs, Blood Feeders, Termites, Occasional Invaders, Cockroaches, Flies or Rodents Technician, respectively. Once a technician has mastered at least four of the pest groups, special recognition will be made at the final workshop designating them as a Master Technician.

The lead trainer for the VPMA Master Technician program is Dr. Dini Miller, assisted by her graduate students and staff from the Dodson Urban Pest Management Laboratory at Virginia Tech.

Event Date 04-21-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-21-2020 5:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Cut off date 03-15-2020 5:00 pm

When: April 22, 2020
Where: Henrico Extension Office, Henrico Government Complex - Human Services Building, 2nd floor, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Henrico, VA 23228
Cost: $190 VPMA Member/$315 Non Member

Master Technician: Pest Flies
Dr. Dini Miller will walk participants through the identification of the major filth and small pest fly species. Each participant will use a reference collection of specimens, a species identifi cation guide and a taxonomic key to identify pest flies by their physical characteristics under a microscope.
The afternoon will be spent working conducting hands-on evaluations of fly baits, fly traps, and drain management techniques.

Lab sessions will be conducted outdoors each day, so please dress accordingly.

VPMA Master Technician Program
This program provides technicians with in-depth, hands-on training using state-of-the-art microscopes. The series of eight workshops investigate eight major pest groups – Ants, Bed bugs, Blood Feeders, Termites, Occasional Invaders, Cockroaches, Rodents, and Pest Flies.
At the completion of each workshop, participants will receive a certificate designating them as a VPMA Master Pest Ants, Bed Bugs, Blood Feeders, Termites, Occasional Invaders, Cockroaches, Flies or Rodents Technician, respectively.

Once a technician has mastered at least four of the pest groups, special recognition will be made at the final workshop designating them as a Master Technician.

The lead trainer for the VPMA Master Technician program is Dr. Dini Miller, assisted by her graduate students and staff from the Dodson Urban Pest Management Laboratory at Virginia Tech.

Event Date 04-22-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-22-2020 5:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Cut off date 04-15-2020 5:00 pm

When: June 23, 2020, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Comfort Suites at Virginia Center Commons, 10601 Telegraph Road, Glen Allen, VA 23509

Dr. Dini Miller and David Moore co-present the VPMA Jeffrey M. Johnson ACE Prep course to prepare individuals to take the ACE Exam to become and Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE). To learn more about what an ACE certification could mean to you, read below. The course covers a vast array of pest groups, so also qualifies for recertification credits in categories 7-A, 7-B, 8 and 60. So, wether you are testing for the ACE, need recert credits before June 30th deadline, or both, this course if for you!

Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) certification can lead to better visibility, opportunities, and jobs. Why not begin the process of earning your ACE?
In today's increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are important.

Sure, you know you’ve got the skills to do the job, but how do you convince potential customers and employers you're the best one for the job? For many career-minded pest management professionals, certification is often the answer.

The Entomological Society of America, long the industry leader in certification through its Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) program, also offers a certification option geared specifically toward the pest management industry. People become ACEs for a variety of reasons, but one thing is clear – the ACE program has become the benchmark for professionalism in the pest management industry.

 

 

Event Date 06-23-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0

When: June 24, 2020, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Dini Miller will proctor the ACE Exam on June 24, 2020 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm.  When applying with the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to become an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) take the ACE Exam, please select VPMA as your proctor.

There is no cost to take the exam for individuals who have taken the VPMA Jeffrey M. Johnson Prep course. If you did not take the Prep Course, but would like to test please call Andrea or Kristin at 540-374-9200.

Event Date 06-24-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Event Date 09-29-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Event Date 09-30-2020
Event End Date 10-01-2020
Capacity Unlimited

VPMA Election Results

VPMA held elections for the VPMA Board of Directors this Fall. A slate of officers and three open director seats were voted on during this election.

Click here to see the new 2019-2020 VPMA Board!

 

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