8 individuals complete NCPMA Premier Technician Program


October 13, 2022


The group that attended the Premier Technician Program by North Carolina Pest Management Association from Sept. 7-8. PHOTO: NCPMA

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) announced that eight individuals completed its Premier Technician Program throughout the courses offered Sept. 7-8.

  • William Adkins, NC Pest Control
  • Alex Baldwin, NC Pest Control
  • Vinny Biondo, Lake Norman Pest Control
  • Kevin Chastain, Clint Miller Exterminating
  • Caleb Dulin, City Wide Exterminating
  • Mike Gilbert, Invicta Pest
  • Michael Raskay, Go-Forth Pest Control, Inc.
  • Cecil Turner, Wheeler Exterminating Company

Premier Technician is a course designed to elevate a pest management professional’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.

The Premier Technician program offers a continuous series of courses to help professionals develop a deeper and clear 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, 8-hour course every two years.

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


Founded in 1952, the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA), is the trade association representing the professional pest management industry in North Carolina. NCPMA promotes the continued cooperation and success of all pest management businesses in North Carolina.  NCPMA is the only statewide association dedicated to representing and educating North Carolina’s pest management professionals.


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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