VPMA WDI Inspector Recertification Course - April 12

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Event Date 04-12-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-12-2023 2:45 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 8
Location DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norfolk Airport
VPMA WDI Inspector Recertification Course - April 12

What: VPMA WDI Inspector In-person Recertification Course
When: April 12, 2023, Course 8:30 am - 2:45 pm, Exam 3:00 - 4:30 - expired WDI Inspectors must retest
NEW LOCATIONDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norfolk Airport, 1500 North Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA 23502
 Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Cost: $93.50 Member/$110 Non-member

 VDACS recertification credits have been applied for in categories 7-B and 60, and in the corresponding categories in MD, WV, DC and NC.

WDI Inspectors Can't See Through Walls,
but VPMA Certified Inspectors Deliver Consistent, Thorough Inspections!

Program Description:

Since termites and most other wood destroying insects are genal to carefully detect conducive conditions, to knonerally hidden from view, it takes a trained professiow 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 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. For the Tidewater area, a special session will address the Tidewater Moisture Form.

Renew Your VPMA WDI Certification

VPMA WDI Certified Inspectors must attend a recertification course every 2 years to keep their voluntary VPMA certification current. If your certification is due to expire June 30, 2023, take this course to extend your certification through 2025. If your certification has already expired you can re-activate your certification by taking this course and retaking and passing the exam at the end of the training event.

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.

What's included:

  • Morning coffee, lunch and an afternoon break.
  • Electronic copy of the VPMA WDI Inspector Manual.
  • A whole lot of learning, sharing and confidence for conducting termite inspections and reporting on them.
Special Session on TPCA Moisture Form
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