Technician Training, Conferences and Meetings

Events and Registrations

PMP Training Workshops
Pest Management Professionals School
MAKE-UP Training Dates

APRIL 15
Embassy Suites, 670 Verdae Blvd, Greenville, SC

Directions

APRIL 16
Columbia Marriott Hotel, 1200 Hampton St, Columbia, SC

Directions

APRIL 17
Embassy Suites, 5055 International Blvd, North Charleston SC

Directions

The will be NO COST for anyone who pre-registered for the Annual Meeting in February and could not attend due to the weather conditions.

For those who did NOT pre-register for the February meeting and could not attend, the registration fee for the training workshop is $65 for SCPCA members and $125 for non-members.

Training Workshop Program

Morning Sessions

  • 8:30 - 9:00: Check-In/Registration - Jackie Ellis
  • 9:00 – 9:15: SCPCA Welcome and Update (Including brief NPMA update) - Scott Fortson & Jim Wright
  • 9:15 – 10:00: New Research for Battling Bed Bugs - Eric Benson
  • 10:00 – 10:15: Break
  • 10:15 – 11:00: Pyrethroids, Mosquitoes and Pollinators - George Rambo
  • 11:00 – 11:45: Structural Rodent Control - Kevin Hathorne
  • 11:45 – 1:00: Lunch

Afternoon Sessions

  • 1:00 – 1:45: Avoiding The Inevitable (which is Complaints, Law Suits and Training Technicians) - George Rambo
  • 1:45 – 2:30: Termite Treating in Closed Crawlspaces - Dean Burroughs
  • 2:30 – 2:45: Break
  • 2:45 – 3:30: Wood Infestation Report Disclosure Considerations - Mike Weyman

Wood Infestation Report Training (WIR)

APRIL 24
Berkley Electric Cooperative, Inc., 3351 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC

Directions

Cost: $100 pp (includes lunch, training materials and notebook)

To register contact Jackie Ellis at 864 -656-5048 or email jells@clemson.edu


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.

  NationalEvents


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

Click here to view the full calendar of NPMA events.

RegionalMeetings

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