SPMABC COVID-19 Update- September 30 2020

Given the current pandemic situation, we just wanted to take a moment to provide a quick update to our members.

I know many of you have expressed concerns about recertification credit opportunities, given we are unable to host in-person training sessions at this time.

We are sensitive to the needs of our members, and are now able to offer exemptions to the previous regulation that requires license holders to earn credits in 4 of the 5 years of their certification.

We’re also happy to report that the previous cap on the number of online credits that can be put towards recertification has been lifted. This will remain in effect until June 30th 2021. Please see below for links to online resources.

Any exemptions are being addressed on a case by case basis, so please contact us should you have concerns or want to determine if you will qualify.

The number of credits per category and the total number of credits required will remain unchanged. All members need to earn a minimum of 20 credits over the 5 year period with a minimum of 3 credits earned in each of the following categories:

·         pest management

·         application technology

·         human health & pesticide safety

As we are unable to host in-person meetings for the foreseeable future, there are some online training options that provide credits towards recertification

Univar: https://pestweb.ca/protraining

PD Solutions: https://www.pdsolutions.ca/

Please rest assured that SPMABC is working closely with the Ministry of Environment to support our members through this unprecedented situation.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or concerns at this time.

Thank you and stay safe!

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