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VPMA Offers Online Recertification

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Virginia Pest Management Association now offering WDI Recertification Workshop online.

| August 3, 2012

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Pest Management Association has converted its WDI Inspector Recertification Workshop into an online learning opportunity which can be completed in less than two hours, according to VMPA Executive Director Andrea Coron.

“What we found over the years is that people were very interested in the training we provided, but the recertification requirements became kind of onerous,” Coron said.

The online program went live on July 9, Coron said. Moving to an electronic format allows VMPA Certified WDI Inspectors to earn recertification credits to maintain their certification without having to travel to a workshop site. The online program is available 24/7, and covers

The course can be accessed at www.vpmawdirecert.com. Each inspector must purchase access to the program for an $85 fee. Visit www.VPMAOnline.com for more information.  

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