Texas Pest Control Association

 

Join us on December 9, 2020 for TPCA's last CEU webinar for 2020.
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 – 9:00 AM | General Laws & Regs
  • Impacts on Pest Management Professionals from Recent Label Changes 2020 - Dr. Bob Davis
9:15 – 10:15 AM | Pest
  • Biology & Management of Common Flies - Molly Keck, BCE
10:30 – 11:30 AM | Termite
  • Building Construction and WDI Control - Ronnie Holder, ACE
12:15 - 1:15 PM  | IPM
  • Perimeter Pests: An Integrated Approach to Management 2020 - Jeffrey Tucker, BCE
1:30 – 2:30 PM | L&O
  • Landscape Pests Identification and Management- Wizzie Brown, BCE        
2:45 - 3:45 PM | Weed
  • IPM & Management of Weeds 2020 - Wes Eppele
 

Only Pay for the CEU courses you need 
$25 Member Each

$30 Non-Member Each

 
 
TDA SPCS CEU Credits:
 1 General Laws & Regs, 1 General IPM, 1 Pest, 1 Termite, 1 L&O & 1 Weed
Ag Credits Coming Soon
Schedule subject to change

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 No refunds will be given after 12/1/2020

NEED TECHNICIAN TRAINING? YOU CAN GET IT HERE!

 

 

Join us on January 27, 2021 for TPCA's first Technician Training Course for 2021.
We are working to keep you and your employees safe while providing you an opportunity for final study prior to the exam.

Register today 
 
Schedule - Wednesday, January 27th
7:30-8:00am     Welcome, Announcements & Roll Call
8:00-9:00am     Applicator Certification & Licensing, Pesticide Laws and Regulations
9:00-9:10am     Break                       
9:10-10:10am   Pesticide Toxicity, Residue, Tolerance, Registration, Ecology                      
10:10-10:20am Break
10:20-11:20am Safety, Protective Equipment, Pesticide Poisoning, Agricultural & Structural IPM  
11:20-11:30am Break
11:30-12:30pm  Pests, Pesticide Types, Labels, Formulations
12:30-12:50pm Lunch Break
12:50—1:50pm  Mixing Practices, Mixing Calculations, Equipment, Calibration
1:50-2:00pm     Break
2:00-3:00pm     Weather-Wise Application, Disposal, Storage, Record Keeping, Liability
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
 

Tech Training Pricing (Study Guide is included)
$140 for TPCA Members

$170 for Non-Members

 
 
Please log into your TPCA Account to receive TPCA Member Discounted Pricing. 


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Technician Training information

This 6 hour exam prep course is required for apprentices to qualify to take the technician exam.  

Prior to the Technician Exam, apprentices should have already completed:

The 6 hour prep class is a review of what they should have already learned in the previous 40, 20, 8 hrs.

For already licensed Technicians, they must have 8 hours of training per year. This course will count 6 hours TOWARDS the 8 hours. Technicians will need an additional 2 hours of on-the-job within the same year.

*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. 

STUDY GUIDES ARE NO LONGER PROVIDED AFTER 1/22/2021. YOU MAY PURCHASE YOUR OWN STUDY GUIDE THROUGH THE AgriLife Extension service


 

No refunds will be given after 1/22/2021.

 

NEED CEUs? GET THEM HERE

 

THIS PAGE IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY

MONTHLY TRAININGS 

Free for TPCA Members!

 

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Get to know your presenter: 

Chelle Hartzer, BCE

Consulting Entomologist

360 Pest and Food Safety Consulting

Chelle Hartzer is the consulting entomologist at 360PFSC and has been working with the pest management industry for over a decade, helping clients solve complicated pest issues. With an in-depth knowledge of the food industry, pest control industry, and sensitive accounts (like pharmaceuticals, zoos, and food processing), she has been able to get to the root causes and provide practical solutions to challenging pest situations.

Chelle has worked as a technical expert for Rollins (parent company of Orkin) and prior to joining Rollins, Chelle was an Entomologist and Product Manager with The Industrial Fumigant Company. She was also a Research Assistant at Kansas State University, Grain Science & Industry and a Research Assistant at the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research at USDA-ARS.

Chelle holds a BS in Entomology with a wildlife conservation concentration from the University of Delaware and an MS in Entomology from Kansas State University as well as being a Board Certified Entomologist in Urban and Structural Entomology. She is also a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) and earned her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Along with on-site troubleshooting, 360 PFSC provides trainings, phone and email consultations, and retainer services for 24/7 assistance.

 Chelle Hartzer
360 Pest&Food Safety Consulting
785-317-0447
[email protected]

 

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Check back to this page at the beginning of every month. We will be updating it with the current registration link and the upcoming speaker for that month! 

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

 

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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]

 

 

 
In today's quickly changing pace of online classes in place of in-person classes, we must adjust to new situations and learn those new unspoken rules of webinar etiquette. 

These 5 tips can make your CEU Webinar more enjoyable and productive. 

1. Log in Early - Set a reminder to go off anywhere from 10-30 minutes before the schedule event start time. This will help you find a stopping point to what you are currently doing, transition to find the online link, code and password to input and will give yourself time to download the software if you do not already have it installed. If you already have it installed, the time before the webinar will give you a chance to write down any questions you may want answered during the webinar.  

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