NCPMA Graduates 15 Premier Technicians in 2021
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NCPMA Graduates 15 Premier Technicians in 2021

Fifteen pest professionals completed the organization’s Premier Technician program in 2021.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Fifteen professionals completed the North Carolina Pest Management Association’s (NCPMA) Premier Technician Program in 2021. The graduations were celebrated throughout the program’s courses held throughout the year.

The new Premier Technicians are:

  • Christian Beane, Four Seasons Pest Control (Reidsville, N.C.)
  • Jason Choate, Pest Management Systems (Greensboro, N.C.)
  • Christopher Cozart, Rid A Pest, Inc. (Wilson, N.C.)
  • Mike Fillion, NC Pest Control (Fuquay-Varina, N.C.)
  • Ricky Hunt, Capital Pest Services (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Jason Keough, City Wide Exterminating, Inc. (Locust, N.C.)
  • Wes McBride, Four Seasons Pest Control (Danville, Va.)
  • Russ Millhouse, Wheeler Exterminating Company (Kinston, N.C.)
  • Brad Orr, Go-Forth Pest Control (Greensboro, N.C.)
  • Bobby Reynolds, Clint Miller Exterminating Company (Mount Pleasant, N.C.)
  • Ross Rhodes, Wheeler Exterminating Company (Kinston, N.C.)
  • Marty Roberts, Rid-A-Bug Exterminating, Inc. (Hamptonville, N.C.)
  • Kevin Smith, Grattan Pest Solutions (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Sean Sullivan, Capital Pest Services (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Brandon Tilley, Go-Forth Pest Control (High Point, N.C.)

According to NCPMA, Premier Technician is a course designed to elevate a PMP’s knowledge of the industry through the in-depth study of at least eight key areas including ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, flying insects, occasional invaders/stored product pests, rodents, wood-boring inspection or WDIR Accreditation, and wood-destroying organisms.

“We congratulate these individuals on this extraordinary accomplishment and are proud to recognize their commitment to their careers. Many of these professionals began the program in 2019, and they have been dedicated to improving their knowledge of the industry ever since,” said Dylan Morrison, co-chair of the NCPMA Premier Technician Committee.

The Premier Technician program offers a continuous series of courses to help professionals develop a deeper and clearer understanding of pest infestations from discovery to treatment. Individuals who complete the program must have worked in the industry for at least one year and must complete the Wood-boring beetle/Inspection course or have WDIR Accreditation through NCPMA.

In order to maintain the Premier Technician designation, professionals must continue to take at least one, eight-hour course every two years.

The Premier Technician Program is made possible through the contributions of its Strategic Founding Partners: BASF, Bayer, Bell Laboratories, Corteva Agriscience, FMC and Syngenta.