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Online Pest Tests now with automatic marking and CPD
Pass an online Pest Test and, from now on your BASIS PROMPT Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points will be added automatically to your training record. This welcome development follows investment by Pest to dispense with the labour intensive manual inputting of test results.
Keywords: training , best practice
Published: 23 January 2019
Free training material now available from CRRU website
The first of the free training materials from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide use (CRRU) UK have been published on the CRRU website. The material is being made available in support of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.
Keywords: stewardship , rodenticide , training
Published: 07 August 2018
Strong seminar programme at PPC Live 2018
It might only be its third outing but, as we’ve come to expect, PPC Live again had a strong seminar programme. We didn’t get to all the sessions but here’s a run-down of the ones we got chance to listen to.
Keywords: event , insects , insecticide , stewardship , training , rodenticide
Published: 20 March 2018
Compulsory CPD for NPTA members from 2019
From 2019 all members of the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) will have to be members of a Continuing Professional Development scheme such as BASIS PROMPT.
Keywords: training , association
Published: 14 December 2017
Pest control apprentice programme moves forward
Plans to launch a nationwide apprenticeship scheme for pest technicians have taken a major step forward with the publication of a new standard for pest control apprenticeships.
Published: 07 September 2017
Pest controllers get clued-up at NPTA road show
Members of the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) in the Midlands who came along to the Association’s road show at Eastwood Hall on Wednesday 25 May got great value for their membership money. Pest associate editor Helen Riby was in the audience and wondered why there weren’t more at the event.
Keywords: event , training , association
Published: 29 May 2017
NPTA discuss compulsory CPD at AGM
The idea of forcing members to belong to a recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme (such as BASIS Prompt) prompted a lively discussion at the National Pest Management Association’s annual general meeting (AGM), held at NPTA House last night (18 January).
Keywords: training , association , best practice
Published: 19 January 2017