During our March 24-25 Premier Technician Courses, we were proud to recognize the first graduates of the NCPMA Premier Technician Program.

Eight professionals completed the program in March and became the program’s first graduating class. 

The new Premier Technicians are:
  • Christian Beane, Four Seasons Pest Control (Reidsville)
  • Jason Choate, Pest Management Systems, Inc. (Greensboro)
  • Jason Keough, City Wide Exterminating, Inc. (Locust)
  • Wes McBride, Four Seasons Pest Control (Danville, Va.)
  • Russ Millhouse, Wheeler Exterminating Company (Kinston)
  • Bobby Reynolds, Clint Miller Exterminating Company (Mount Pleasant)
  • Ross Rhodes, Wheeler Exterminating Company (Kinston)
  • Brandon Tilley, Go-Forth Pest Control (High Point)

“We congratulate each of these individuals on this amazing accomplishment and are thrilled to welcome our new Premier Technicians to the NCPMA family. The graduates began their Premier Technician journey in 2019, and their commitment to their field and the industry is to be commended,” said Marie Horner, Co-Chair of the NCPMA Premier Technician Committee.

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. 

“Each of these professionals have shown their dedication and commitment to their industry and to their careers, and we are proud to welcome them as our first Premier Technicians. We are looking forward to welcoming other Premier Technicians to our industry in the coming months,” said Dylan Morrison, Co-Chair of the NCPMA Premier Technician Committee.

In order to maintain the Premier Technician designation, professionals must continue to take at least one, 8-hour course every two (2) years.

Mark Your Calendars
Our next Premier Technician Courses will be held Sept. 29-30 and will feature Tommy Powell who will present our Ant course and Maria Miller who will be teaching our Rodents course. Each class is capped at 30 participants.

Registration will open soon on the Premier Technician page.

Thank You Sponsors
A big thank you to our Premier Technician Program Strategic Founding Partners who made this program possible: BASF, Bayer, Bell Laboratories, Inc., Corteva Agriscience, FMC and Syngenta.