NCPMA books headline speaker for 2020 event


November 22, 2019

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) will host Darren McBurnett as the headline speaker for the 2020 Pest Control Technician’s (PCT) School. McBurnett will present “Never Underestimate Yourself.”

Darren McBurnett. PHOTO: NCPMA

Darren McBurnett. PHOTO: NCPMA

McBurnett is a former Navy SEAL and veteran who spent 24 years serving his country. In addition, he is an accomplished athlete, award-winning photographer, author and motivational speaker.

“We are looking forward to hearing Darren McBurnett at the 2020 PCT School,” says John Adkins, chair of the PCT School Committee. “His story and past experience will help bring a new energy to our conference and will help motivate and inspire our attendees. His presentation will provide the perfect start for a week of excellent training and networking for our members and attendees.”

The NCPMA’s PCT School features educational sessions for pest management professionals, as well as hands-on training sessions for pest management technicians. The program was designed for pest control technicians, their suppliers, nuisance wildlife control agents and others closely involved with pest control operations. The school’s general program offers phase training with the opportunity to earn continuing certification units and information for technicians, owners and managers.

The event is in its 70th year and is organized in partnership with the North Carolina State University Department of Entomology.

“We have an exciting lineup of nationally recognized speakers scheduled for the 2020 PCT School,” says Adkins.

The 2020 event will be held Jan. 26-30, 2020, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, N.C. Registration is now open on the association’s website and a full schedule of events can be found here.


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Ellen Kriz

Ellen Kriz is the managing editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at or 216-706-3764.

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