NCPMA Announces Hands-On Courses for 2019 PCT School

New courses include the NCSU Hands-On Spray School and Live Learning Course and the NWCOA Bat Standards Course.

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December 7, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. — The 2019 Pest Control Technician’s School (PCT) will offer something new for attendees: more hands-on learning courses.  The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) announced the addition of two new courses, the NCSU Hands-On Spray School and Live Learning Course and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) Bat Standards Course, to the annual event.

“We know that our members look forward to the PCT School every year for its outstanding speakers and training courses, and this year we have expanded the hands-on training courses for our attendees to provide even more opportunities for enrichment and advancement,” said Bruce Roberts, NCPMA President. 
 
Registration is required for each of these courses.
 
NCPMA will offer the following hands-on courses for attendees:
 
• North Carolina State University (NCSU) Hands-On Spray School and Live Learning Course will be held Jan. 29 at the NCSU Structural Pest Management Training Facility on Chi Road in Raleigh. This 4-hour, hands-on training session for pest management managers and technicians will focus on proper equipment handling, calibration and repair and how to ensure accurate pesticide application rates and techniques. 
 
This is the only course offered at an off-site location during the PCT School and is capped at 100 participants. 
 
• NWCOA Bat Standards Course will be offered by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association on Jan. 31. This is the first 8-hour wildlife course offered at the PCT School and is designed to provide a comprehensive educational opportunity to earn credits while learning the latest in control techniques. The NWCOA Bat Standards is offered by NWCOA to aid in the survival and future of bats in the North America, as well as to educate those who perform bat exclusion services in residential and commercial structures.
 
• Insect Specimen Identification Course is a special supplement to the PCT School courses which will be offered on Jan. 31. The program will cover key morphological characteristics used to identify a variety of both P-phase and W-phase pests. Space is limited.
 
• BedBug Central Bootcamp is a full-day bed bug training course that will cover both the technical and business aspects of treating and selling bedbug treatments on Jan. 31. The course is taught by representatives from BedBug Central.
 
The 2019 NCPMA PCT School will be held Jan. 27-31, 2019 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham. 
 
Registration information can be found at www.ncpestmanagement.org