VPMA Certified WDI Inspector In-Person Workshop

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Event Date 11-01-2022 8:30 am
Event End Date 11-01-2022 4:30 pm
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VPMA Certified WDI Inspector In-Person Workshop

What: VPMA Certified WDI Inspector In-person
When: November 1, 2022, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fredericksburg, VA
VDACS recertification credits have been applied for in categories 7-B and 60, and in the corresponding categories in MD, WV, DC and NC.

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 patterns 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. This voluntary certification conferred by VPMA also allows you to market technicians who successfully complete the course and pass an exam as VPMA Certified WDI Inspectors.

John Singletary, Nisus, reviews the biology and behavior of the different insects that reinfest wood products, including termites, some reinfesting beetles, carpenter ants, bees and wasps and wood attacking fungi. WDI Chair, John Reid, will outline what a thorough inspection involves and the tools and safety equipment needed to conduct an inspection. A discussion surrounding the nuances and gray areas of conducting WDI Inspections will be held and step-by-step instructions for completing the NPMA-33 form will be covered.

Workshop Topics include:

  • A brief overview of wood-destroying insects - you must cover this material from the manual on your own prior to the workshop.
  • Step-by-Step Inspection Instructions on  Completing the WDIR, NPMA-33, including discussion of “gray areas”.
  • How to Prepare the Graph.
  • Construction Techniques Conducive to Infestations.
  • Tools Used for Inspection, Equipment Operation, Maintenance & Worker Safety.

At the workshop, morning coffee, lunch and an afternoon break will be provided.

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