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2015 SCPCA Pest Pro Summit

February 8-10, 2015
Charleston, South Carolina

The South Carolina Pest Control Association is proud to present the 2015 Pest Pro Summit! Hosted at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, this will be the biggest and best winter meeting yet! Guest speakers, educational classes and special events are still being ironed out, but they will be posted here as all information is made available. Until then, you can check out the current schedule, and even book your reservations.

For SCPCA Pest Pro Summit Sponsor and Exhibitor Information contact Lisa Ashley at 850.832.2101 or email

We hope to see all of you at the 2015 Pest Pro Summit!

Pest Pro Summit Hotel Options

Francis Marion Hotel (Host Hotel)-- Sold Out

Embassy Suites   [$139+ Tax Discounted Group Rate]
337 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403

Hampton Inn Historic District   [$129+ Tax Discounted Group Rate]
345 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403

Individual guest room cancellation is SEVEN DAYS prior to arrival at both hotels. Parking is a separate charge at $16 to self-park or $22 to valet (Embassy only) per day. Guests have until January 23, 2015, to make their individual room reservations.

Online Verifiable Training -- SIGN UP TODAY

TechTrainingAs you know, uncertified technicians working in South Carolina are required to carry ID cards signifying successful completion of the training program. This process has been accomplished through your administration of the training and testing utilizing a printed study guide and workbook at your office location.

The online study and testing procedure is fully explained on the site and, after completion, a downloadable ID card with a designated ID number will be available to print. The new online training will allow the technician to access their tests from any computer and will allow them to log off and log in at their convenience. Upon completion, the test result will automatically transmit to the S.C. Department of Pesticide Regulation, relieving you of the necessity to register the technician with regulatory.

The cost for the online training is as follows:
• $50.00 for SCPCA members
• $75.00 for non members
Payment can be easily made on the website via major credit card.

The printed version is also still available. The cost is as follows:
• $75.00 for SCPCA members
• $100.00 for non members
This cost includes both the study guide.


The following information on national meetings is provided “as available.” Please visit the National Pest Management Association
for more information.

PestWorld 2014
October 21-24, 2014
Orlando. FL

2014 PEST WORLD information & registration.

Click here to view the full calendar of NPMA events.


There are seven regional Pest Control Associations in South Carolina, plus the CSRA Pest Control Association in Augusta, Georgia. None of these is affiliated with the SCPCA or the NPMA. The following information is provided “as available.” Please contact SCPCA if you have updates to this information.

Pee Dee Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Western Sizzler Steak House, Florence
Info: Bob Harris at (843) 665-4325.

Grand Strand Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 1st Wednesday of every other month (Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct., Dec.) at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn West, 101 Outlet Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Info: Beverly Griggs at (843) 236-3065

Greater Charleston Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. for dinner; meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Golden Corral Buffet, 4968 Centre Point Dr., North Charleston
Info: Rusty Ackerman at (843) 556-3230

Upper Piedmont Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ryan's Steak House, 3940 Grandview Dr., Simponsville
Info: Tammy at (864) 984-7378

Greater Midlands Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 3rd Wednesday of each month (except December) at 6:30 p.m. (social at 5:30)
Location: Carolina Wings in the Vista, downtown Columbia
Info: Roy Barnes at (803) 359-2364

CSRA Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Logan's Roadhouse, 269 Robert C. Daniel, Jr. Parkway, Augusta, GA
Info: John Jury at (803) 441-0004

Low Country Pest Control Association
Date/Time: 4th Thursday of the month each quarter (Jan., Apr., July & Oct.) at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Jasper's Porch Restaurant, Ridgeland

Metrolina Pest Control Association
Date/Time: Last Tuesday of the month (Jan., Apr., July and Oct.) at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, 2124 Celanese Rd., Rock Hill
Info: Jon Neigenfind at (803) 628-0003