Texas Pest Control Association

Vendor Registration & Sponsorship Support 

The TPCA Pest Alliance and Annual meeting will be a virtual conference live on Thursday, November 12, 2020 for PMP’s and industry partners. TPCA is offering the below packages for our Allied members to attend, participate and connect with all attendees. With the support of our Vendors, TPCA can continue to provide leadership in the development of professional standards, management practices, programs and service. 

$500 Premium Sponsor 

  • Marketing of Logo on all materials
  • Commercial break opportunity (1 minute in length)
  • Face to Face interaction with executive track attendees during round-tables
  • Quiz Bowl prize sponsor in Technician Track
  • List of attendees

$250 Sponsor

  • Small logo on all marketing materials
  • Face to Face interaction with executive track attendees during round-tables

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Contact Warren Hull to see how you can benefit from this program! 

Warren Hull
Associate Certified Entomologist
Pest Control Practice Leader
Bell Insurance Group/AssuredPartners of Texas LLC
500 N. Central Expressway, Suite 550, Plano, TX 75074
Office: (972) 581-4825
[email protected]

 

 

 

EPA Releases Temporary Guidance Regarding Certification of Pesticide Applicators During COVID-19 

EPA recently released guidance providing information on how state lead agencies can make temporary modifications to their certification plans during the public health emergency and still remain in compliance with the Federal Certification and Training Rule.
August 11, 2020
Posted by TPCA Staff
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. -   As reported by NPMA, EPA recently released guidance providing information on how state lead agencies can make temporary modifications their Certification Plans during the public health emergency and still remain in compliance with the Federal Certification and Training Rule. Normally, substantial changes to certification plans must be approved by EPA, but this guidance provides details on conditions under which temporary changes will be pre-approved. Specifically, EPA cites the following changes as pre-approved by the agency for the remainder of the public health emergency:
 
  • Relying upon training or testing conducted by or approved by another certifying authority for applicator certification or recertification;
  • Offering remote (e.g., internet-based) testing or testing administered by a third party as long as the requirements of 40 CFR 171.103 related to exam administration and security are satisfied;
  • Offering remote (e.g., internet-based) training rather than, or in addition to, face-to-face training for applicator certification or recertification;
  • Extending the duration of the certification/recertification period so those with expiring certifications would still have a valid certification, so long as no certification extends beyond five years (per 40 CFR 171.107(a)); and
  • Where existing state, tribal or federal agency requirements are more stringent than the requirements of 40 CFR part 171, any modification to make the state, tribal or federal agency certification program consistent with 40 CFR part 171, including:
  • Suspending any or all certification requirements for applicators of general use pesticides (i.e., non-RUPs); and
  • Allowing use of RUPs under the direct supervision of a certified applicator in accordance with 40 CFR 171.201.
 
NPMA reported that it has been working closely with state associations through the NPMA State Policy Affairs Representatives (SPAR) on certification and testing issues across the country. This guidance will help State Lead Agencies implement modifications to their programs that will ensure that our industry can continue to provide essential pest control services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

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Get to know your presenter: 

Dr. Chris Keefer Ph.D., BCE of Syngenta

Chris started in the pest management industry in 1994 where he worked as a technician for 10 years for a pest management firm. He has been a Board Certified Entomologist through the Entomological Society of America since 2005. Chris worked for Texas A&M under the supervision of Dr. Roger Gold as a technician/research scientist for 10 years where he received his Master of Science from Texas A&M University in Entomology. Chris’s work involved the uptake, translocation, and dissipation of termiticides in urban environments. Chris also received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in Entomology, his dissertation work was on the dark rover ant, Brachymyrmex patagonicus. Chris has a Texas Pest Control License in Pest, Termite, and Lawn and Ornamental. Currently he is the Technical Service Manager for Syngenta for the southeastern United States.

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Call if you have any questions. (512) 954-9664

 

 

Join us on September 15, 2020 for the virtual version of TPCA's Lubbock Workshop.
We are working to keep you and your employees safe while providing you and opportunity to get your Annual CEUs 

Register Today!
Schedule of Events
7:30-7:45am Log in
7:45 - 8:00am Welcome & Announcements
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8:00 - 3:00pm |Technician Training*, Dale Burnett(Study Guide included in registration. Book will be mailed to the address included with registration a week prior to the course date) 
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8:15 - 9:15am | Food & Safety and Remote Monitoring, Scott Broaddus | (General Laws & Regs)

9:30 - 10:30am | IPM for Hard to Kill Insects, Joe Barile | (General IPM)

10:45 - 11:45am | Mosquito Control Solutions by Bayer, Dr. Kurt Vandock | (Pest)

12:00 - 1:00pm | Termite Control Strategies, Dr. John Paige, III | (Termite)

1:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:30pm | Fire Ant Biology & Control, Dr. John Paige, III | (L&O)

2:45 - 3:45 | A Program Approach to Turfgrass Weed Control, Gary Brooks | (Weed)

4:00 - 5:00pm | Planning & Executing a Safe & Effective Fumigation, Kyle Meers | (Commodity Fumigation)
 

Only Pay for the CEU courses you need  8Hr - Tech Training
$25 Member Each & $30 Non-Member Each $140 Member & $170 Non-Member
 
 
TDA SPCS CEU Credits:
 1 General Laws & Regs, 1 General Safety, 1 Pest, 1 Termite, 1 L&O, 1 Weed, 1 Fumigation
NDMA Credits & Ag Credits Coming Soon
Schedule subject to change

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Technician Training information

*This Technician Training course meets the SPCS requirements for apprentices and non-commercial applicators. There will NOT be an exam following the technician training class. This is just one of many requirements** in preparing for the exam. Please visit www.texasagriculture.gov for more information and a list of the full requirements you will need before taking your exam. The General Study guide is included in the registration fee. 

**Please note: you will also need up-to-date category specific study manuals (Pest, Termite, L&O, etc.) to pass the exam. These manuals are available through the AgriLife Extension service by calling 979-845-1099. These are not available for purchase through TPCA. 

The Technician Training course can also be used for the state required 8hrs of verifiable training that is required each year for technicians. 

STUDY GUIDES ARE NO LONGER PROVIDED AFTER 9/11/2020. YOU MAY PURCHASE YOUR OWN STUDY GUIDE THROUGH THE AgriLife Extension service


 No refunds will be given after 9/14/2020

 
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