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When: June 16, 2021, 7:45 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: VPMA Members $45/Non-Members $75
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ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS AT 7:00 AM ON June 15th.

Webinar-based, live-streaming recertification webinars brought to you by VPMA Gold Education Sponsors! Special thanks to the distributors among our Gold Sponsors, who worked with us to develop this program:                                      

 

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This webinar training event, being held June 16th, has been created to keep your technician's trained and to provide an opportunity to obtain recertification credits prior to the June 30th deadline. VDACS recertification credits have been applied for in categories 7a, 7b, 7d, 8 and 60. Corresponding credits also applied for in DC, MD, NC & WV.

Agenda includes a VDACS update and the following sessions:

Mosquito Control for PMPs presented by Joe Barille, BCE, Bayer, this session  will discuss the basic biology, behaviors and identification of local species; outline what an IPM program of mosquito management includes; compare PMP service to what public mosquito abatement districts provide and set realistic expectations for PMP customers to expect from their service.

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Small Fly Management in Restaurants, Food Facilities and Schools presented by Harry Bryan of Nisus, this session will provide an overview of the most common small flies including Drain flies, Fruit flies, and Phorid flies. We will cover identification, inspection and control methods. Control methods will look at sanitation, drain cleaning and exclusion methods, as well as the EPA-registered products for small flies, their proper application and safety.

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Termite Biology and Termidor Interactions presented by Dr. Jason Meyers of BASF. Occasionally termites throw us for a loop. They complicate situations by showing up in places we didn’t expect. They become difficult to control when we have a multitude of different construction types. We need to be prepared to use all tools in our toolbox. This session will explore the use of both liquid and bait for termite control - and discuss the termite behavior and social system, colony research, and the equipment and products available.basf logobw

Vertebrate Pest Control presented by Dr. Richard Kramer, Kramer Pest Management Consulting. Wildlife continues to be a major issue as DMV growth continues to encroach into the native habitats of our wildlife species.  This session briefly discusses the biology and habits of the major vertebrate wildlife pests in the DMV.  It includes a discussion of management strategies such as trapping, exclusion and where applicable the use of pesticide products.  A discussion of the regulations impacting wildlife management are also covered.

Recorded sessions of previously presented content will be shared during this live-streaming event.

Event Date 06-16-2021 7:45 am
Event End Date 06-16-2021 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 36
Cut off date 06-15-2021 8:00 pm
Date: June 23, 2021
You will be assigned a testing time after your registration has been processed.
Where: Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 24016
 
All Letters of Authorization to Test, issued on or after Dec. 20, 2019 will expire on January 30, 2021. 
You may test at the DMV by making an appointment by clicking here.
 
If you need to test and can't get a DMV appointment, VPMA and the Southwest Virginia Pest Management Association are here to help! Take advantage of this VDACS proctored in-person testing event.
 
FREE TO VPMA MEMBERS, $25 for Non-Members
 
You can take the Cat 60 core exam or to sit for your Certified Applicator exam(s). We will assign you a specific time to arrive for a testing time based on when your registration is received. Seats are limited.
 
You must agree to: 
  1. Not attend the event if you have a fever or are exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19. 
  2. Wear a mask. 
  3. Observe social distancing. 
  4. Bring your Letter of Authorization to test with you the day of the testing.
Event Date 06-23-2021 10:00 am
Event End Date 06-23-2021 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 04-27-2021 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 6
Date: June 24, 2021 - you will be assigned a testing time after your registration has been processed
Where: Comfort Suites at Virginia Center Commons, 10601 Telegraph Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
 
All Letters of Authorization to Test, issued on or after Dec. 20, 2019 will expire on January 30, 2021. 
You may test at the DMV by making an appointment by clicking here.
 
If you need to test and can't get a DMV appointment, VPMA and the Central Virginia Pest Management Association are here to help! Take advantage of this VDACS proctored in-person testing event.
 
FREE TO VPMA MEMBERS, $25 for Non-Members
 
You can take the Cat 60 core exam or to sit for your Certified Applicator exam(s). We will assign you a specific time to arrive for a testing time based on when your registration is received. Seats are limited.
 
You must agree to: 
  1. Not attend the event if you have a fever or are exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19. 
  2. Wear a mask. 
  3. Observe social distancing. 
  4. Bring your Letter of Authorization to test with you the day of the testing.
Event Date 06-24-2021 10:00 am
Event End Date 06-24-2021 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 03-16-2021 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 28
Cut off date 06-23-2021 7:00 am

What: Jeffrey M. Johnson Memorial ACE Prep Course
Where: Richmond - site tbd
When: September 22, 2021, 8:15 - 5:00 pm (exam proctored on 9/23/21)
Recertification Credits: applied for in VA, MD, WC, NC & DC in categories 7A, 7B, 8 and 60

Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) is the future of professional pest management. ACE certification can lead to better visibility, opportunities, and jobs. In today’s increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are important. Thinking about becoming an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE)? Attend this Prep Course and take the Exam the next day!

Why Become an ACE?

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.

Steps to Becoming an ACE

1. Meet these pre-requisites:

• Hold a current pesticide applicators license.

• Have a minimum of 5 years of verifiable pest management experience, less if a related degree is held.

2. Complete the ESA ACE application process as outlined at https://www.entocert.org/ace-certification, pay the fee to ESA, and pick VPMA as your proctor.

3. Complete thE VPMA ACE Prep Course registration at https://www.vpmaonline.com/ $175 fee. Deadline: September 13, 2021. 4. Studying for this exam is key to successful completion. Please visit: https://www.entocert.org/ACE-study-guide

Event Date 09-22-2021 8:15 am
Event End Date 09-21-2021 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
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