WDI Inspector Recertification Training

If your VPMA Certified WDI Inspector status expires this year you must complete the VPMA WDI Inspector Recertification Online program, or attend an in-person VPMA Certified WDI Inspector Workshop by June 30th of the year your certification expires. If your certification has already expired, you can renew it by completing the Online program or by taking an in-person VPMA Certified WDI Inspector Workshop but you must pass the exam (online or in person). If you have a number of employees that need to take the online course, you can purchase pre-paid vouchers by clicking here and selecting “purchase courses / exams.” Further instruction is provided below.

To access the online VPMA Certified WDI Inspector Recertification Workshop follow these steps:

1. Each person taking the online WDI Recertification course needs to create an NPMA user account in order to access the Online Learning Center. If you already have an NPMA user account, click here to login.

  • To create a new NPMA user account, click here.
  • Enter your email address and click “Login or Create New Profile.”
  • Complete the “Additional Information” and “New User Registration” forms with the technician's information.
  • Each technician seeking to register for the online class needs their own account with a unique email address.

WDI Inspector Certification Training

This program prepares pest professionals to perform consistent, thorough inspections that their customers can truly rely on.

  • 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.

State Technical Meeting

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15th Annual VPMA State Technical Meeting 

Mark Your Calendars!
December 9 - 10, 2020
 
With the uncertainty of the effects COVID-19 will have on our Industry and our members, the VPMA Board has made the hard decision to postpone the STM. The Education Committee has made some awesome changes to the training events and we know Virginia Beach will provide ample opportunity for fun!
 
Details will be posted as they are pinned down!

Management Day - December 9, 2020

Technical Day - December 10, 2020
Great New Features

  • New Tech Boot Camp - designed to get your new technicians trained on pest species basics including ants, rodents, roaches, occasional invaders, in addition to a session that coveres talking to customers.
  • Breakout Sessions that allow attendees to get attend sessions you are most interested in and get recert credits categories you want/need; including 7A, 7B, 7D, 8, turf and fumigation
  • More hands-on training

Event Location - Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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VPMA Master Tech

Master Technician Program Overview

This program provides technicians with in-depth, hands-on training using state-of-the art microscopes. The series of six workshops investigate seven major pest groups - Ants, Bed bugs, Termites, Occasional Invaders, Cockroaches, Rodents and Flies.

At the completion of each workshop, participants will receive a certificate designating them as a VPMA Master Ant, Bed bug, Termite, Occasional Invader, Cockroach, Fly or Rodent 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.

For current offerings please see the Events tab on the home page of our website.

VPMA Jeffrey M. Johnson Memorial ACE Prep Course and Exam

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Being ACE certified can give you and your company the edge it needs to compete successfully with other pest control providers. Many public and private institutions require independent certification for their pest control contractors, and increasingly the general public is seeking expert providers for every service.

VPMA Scholarship Programs

VPMA Virginia Tech Scholarship

VPMA offers renewable scholarship awards in the spring and fall semesters to undergraduate and graduate students at Virginia Tech whose studies are focused in the field of structural pest management. This scholarship is intended to recognize those superior students whose research and extension activities have benefited (or will benefit) the pest management industry. The objective of the scholarship is to encourage these students to prepare for careers in urban pest management.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicant must be enrolled at Virginia Tech at the time of the awarding of the scholarship. High school seniors may apply however, they may not receive the award unless they are enrolled at Virginia Tech at the time of the awarding of the scholarship.
  2. Applicant must be a full-time student.
  3. Applicant should be enrolled in a program that stresses the technical aspects of structural pest control.

Click here to learn about the application process, provisions and to obtain an application for the Spring 2020 VPMA Virginia Tech Scholarship.

VPMA Statewide Scholarship

The VPMA offers renewable scholarship awards in the spring and fall semesters to undergraduate and graduate students whose studies are focused in the field of structural pest management. This scholarship is intended to recognize those superior students whose research and extension activities have benefited (or will benefit) the pest management industry. The objective of the scholarship is to encourage these students to prepare for careers in urban pest management.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicant must be enrolled at Virginia Tech at the time of the awarding of the scholarship. High school seniors may apply however, they may not receive the award unless they are enrolled at Virginia Tech at the time of the awarding of the scholarship.
  2. Applicant must be a full-time student.
  3. Applicant should be enrolled in a program that stresses the technical aspects of structural pest control.

Application Process:

  1. Complete and submit an application form.
  2. Submit a current curriculum vita or resume.
  3. Submit a one-page, double-spaced essay describing how your studies, research and work will contribute to the structural pest management industry in Virginia.
  4. Submit two letters of recommendation from faculty advisors and/or industry employers. The letters should address the applicant’s work ethic and progress in course work and research. The applicant’s participation in industry training programs and conferences should be included. Letters should also describe which aspects of structural pest management the applicant’s work emphasizes.

Click here to learn about the application process, provisions and to obtain an application for the Spring 2020 VPMA Statewide Scholarship.

Hot Topic
Pest Control has not been restricted in Virginia and has been declared an “Essential Service” in states surrounding Virginia.

Click here to read the full guidance document about each state's consideration of pest control services.
Below is an brief explanation for Virginia, followed by  links for letters that can be carried by technicians in Virginia and surrounding states.
In Virginia, pursuant to Gov. Northam's Executive Order 55 2.a on March 30, 2020, all public and private in-person gatherings of more than ten individuals are prohibited. This includes parties, celebrations, religious, or other social events, whether they occur indoor or outdoor. This restriction does not apply: a. To the operation of businesses not required to close to the public under Executive Order 53
Remember: You are not required to continue operations, but if you do you have the responsibility to follow CDC Guidelines on social distancing and disinfection of common surfaces, and in Virginia, you may not have a gathering of more than 10 people.
This information is normally preserved for members of VPMA, but during this pandemic that efffects the entire Industry VPMA is making information available to all PMPs. As a member based organization we rely on our members to fund the efforts of VPMA. If you are not a member, please consider joining.

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