BPCA introduces new online accreditation for advanced pest technicians

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For technicians that have passed their Level 2 Award, and want to demonstrate their advanced pest management experience, the British Pest Control Association has launched the Certificated Advanced Technician (CAT) in Pest Management programme.

Karen Dawes, training development manager at the BPCA, said: “BPCA’s accreditation helps verify your experience as an advanced technician with an industry recognised award. You’ll need at least two years’ experience working in pest management and a solid understanding of professional practice.”

This assessment is taken entirely online using BPCA’s online learning platform and a video-call professional discussion.

The programme is priced at £245 (+VAT) for members and £330 (+VAT) for non-members.

How does it work?
The accreditation is taken in five parts:

Module 1: Identification
Test your ability to identify a range of vertebrates, invertebrates, evidence and equipment

Module 2: Knowledge
Questions around pest behaviour, pest management, stewardship and health & safety legislation

Module 3: Treatment Report
Study a site diagram and complete a treatment report

Module 4: Risk & environmental assessment
Indicate the hazards, risks and mitigation measures required for your treatment report

Module 5: Professional discussion
A role-play exercise where you will play the role of a pest professional reporting back to your customer (the assessor).

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