Upcoming events

What: In-Person VDACS Testing
When: August 12, 2021 - exact testing times will be assigned 1 week prior to event
Where: Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Cost: Free! VPMA is covering the cost for both VPMA Members and Non-members in an effort to get as many technicians tested as possible during this time when DMV appointments are hard to come by.

VPMA and the Tidewater Pest Control Association have coordinated this in-person VDACS proctored testing opportunity since DMV appointments are still difficult to secure.

If you hold an authorization to test letter, or have recently submitted an application, please register for this event now. We want to accomodate as many people as we can during this event and need to ensure the space we have aquired will meet the need. If you submitted an application but do not have a customer number, just enter OBTAINING on the registration form. If you do not receive your authorization letter prior to the testing event please notify us and we will move you to a later date or cancel your registration.

On the testing day every person will need to bring their Letter of Authorization, a photo ID and #2 pencils. A calculator is a good idea too. Cell phones are not permitted in the testing room.

Event Date 08-12-2021
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 35

What: In-Person VDACS Testing
When: August 25, 2021 - exact testing times will be assigned 1 week prior to event
Where:  A Woodbridge testing site will be announced shortly
Cost: Free! VPMA is covering the cost for both VPMA Members and Non-members in an effort to get as many technicians tested as possible during this time when DMV appointments are hard to come by.

VPMA and the Northern Virginia Pest Control Association have coordinated this in-person VDACS proctored testing opportunity since DMV appointments are still difficult to secure.

If you hold an authorization to test letter, or have recently submitted an application, please register for this event now. We want to accomodate as many people as we can during this event and need to ensure the space we have aquired will meet the need. If you submitted an application but do not have a customer number, just enter OBTAINING on the registration form. If you do not receive your authorization letter prior to the testing event, please notify us and we will move you to a later date or cancel your registration.

On the testing day every person will need to bring their Letter of Authorization, a photo ID and #2 pencils. A calculator is a good idea too. Cell phones are not permitted in the testing room.

Event Date 08-25-2021
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 16

What: In-Person VDACS Testing
When: September 1, 2021 - exact testing times will be assigned 1 week prior to event
Where: a Richmond testing site to be announced shortly.
Cost: Free! VPMA is covering the cost for both VPMA Members and Non-members in an effort to get as many technicians tested as possible during this time when DMV appointments are hard to come by.

VPMA and the Central Pest Managaement Association have coordinated this in-person VDACS proctored testing opportunity since DMV appointments are still difficult to secure.

If you hold an authorization to test letter, or have recently submitted an application, please register for this event now. We want to accomodate as many people as we can during this event and need to ensure the space we have aquired will meet the need. If you submitted an application but do not have a customer number, just enter OBTAINING on the registration form. If you do not receive your authorization letter prior to the testing event, please notify us and we will cancel your registration.

On the testing day every person will need to bring their Letter of Authorization, a photo ID and #2 pencils. A calculator is a good idea too. Cell phones are not permitted in the testing room.

Event Date 09-01-2021
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 1

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

Click here for a full brochure.

Take this course to earn your ACE Designation - you can use this course to kick-start your studies and just attend the Prep Course on the 22nd, or use it as a final review and register with ESA to take the proctored exam at the same location on September 23rd. If you opt to test later, you will be able to test free at a future VPMA proctored testing opportunity.  The cost is $125 for VPMA members or $150 for non-members.
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Take this course to earn VDACS Recrtification Credits only - recertification credits have been applied for in 7a, 7b, 8 and 60, and in the corresponding categories in DC, MD, WV and NC.  The cost is $85 for VPMA members or $100 for non-members.

Why Become an ACE?

Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) 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!

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 - click the Individual or Group registration buttons above to register! The cost is $125 for VPMA members and $150 for non-members. Registration Deadline for ACE is: September 13, 2021.

4. Studying for this exam is key to successful completion.

Event Date 09-22-2021 8:15 am
Event End Date 09-21-2021 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0

This training event is currently planned to be an in-person event that will be held in Richmond, Virginia. Please check back for details.

Registration will open mid-summer.

Event Date 10-13-2021
Capacity Unlimited

This training event is currently planned to be an in-person event that will be held in Richmond, Virginia. Please check back for details.

Registration will open mid-summer.

Event Date 10-14-2021
Capacity Unlimited