Industry Events and Training
PPC Live is the sister show to PestEx, and is BPCA’s exhibition and conference designed for UK and Irish pest control technicians, managers and company owners.
PPC Live is one of the most popular one-day pest control events and training. With free visitor entry and a seminar and practical programme that is unrivalled by any other event. PPC Live brings the whole sector under one roof to share and learn from each other to make a stronger, safer pest control industry.
For more details and to register, visit the BPCA – Upcoming Pest Events
NPTA “On The Road”
NPTA (National Pest Technicians’ Association) On The Road days are organised as an opportunity for you to keep up to date with the latest legislation changes, product innovations, best practice and to encourage networking with those involved in the pest control industry.
Aimed at business owners, manager and technicians, the On The Road days are open to all. An ideal opportunity to gain vital CPD points, update your training and enjoy a satisfying two-course hot lunch – and for Members, the events are FREE to attend.
Non-members are very welcome to attend at a small charge of £25 + VAT.
IPCA (Irish Pest Control Association) AGMs
For more details please visit the IPCA website – training
BPCA Regional Forums
The BPCA organise events to bring together everyone with an interest in professional pest control, including technicians, business owners, manufacturers and distributors and industry experts.
To stay in the loop with the latest news, products and industry changes, hear talks from expert speakers, network with like-minded professionals, get those all-important CPD points, Breakfast included – bacon rolls and refreshments are available for all attendees.
These events are:
a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded professionals in your area, as well as to learn something new about your trade from some of the most interesting speakers in the sector.
There’s always a few members of the BPCA staff team on hand to answer any questions you have about membership, training, events, technical queries or BPCA in general.
Formal and Advanced Training with PestNI
Pest NI is an Approved LANTRA training provider and the only Expert RSPH training provider in Ireland offering a wide range of Pest related training.
For more details and upcoming courses visit the PestNI website Here
If you would like to have your company details searchable on the NPTA website, please make sure you complete the form “NPTA-Online-website-details-Agreement.doc” and return it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NPTA Ireland keeps posts of industry news and events on their website Here
They are also organising Free training sessions on Saturdays. Details Here
Pest Control Qualifications
New in the industry or wanting to join? You will first need to get your temporary licence (PMU number) issued by the DAFM (Department of Agriculture).
For full details please check our article: Requirements to Become a Pest Controller
CPD / CPE (Continuous Professional Development/Education) training
As you may know, PMU-registered staff must also be part of a CPD/CPE scheme in order to keep their licence
The DAFM reviews CPD points every calendar year for each licensed pest controller in Ireland in order to keep this licence (PMU number).
There are currently three schemes accepted in Ireland: The BASIS PROMPT scheme, BPCA scheme and IASIS scheme.