Georgia Pre-Examination Training Program©

The Georgia Department of Agriculture will begin enforcing the requirement that all structural pest management companies that conduct structural pest control in Georgia must provide and document the training required by the Rules of the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission.  All new service and sales employees must receive 10 hours of classroom training and 70 hours of on-the-job training prior to the new employee taking the Employee Registration Exam.   There is a special training form where this training must be recorded.  State Regulatory Field Inspectors may ask to see these records for any new employee for a period of two years after the training was conducted.


The Georgia Pre-Examination Training Program© has been reviewed and approved as meeting the requirement of the Rules of the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission and is the simplest way for a company to provide new employees with the information required in the 10 hours of classroom training.  If you are interested in finding out more about this valuable training program, please contact Terry W, Bowen by calling him at 770-557-2704, emailing him at [email protected], or by completing the website submission form. You can see a sample video below.

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GA Pre-Exam Training (10 Hours) Sample

Click on the video to see a short sample of Session 1 of the Georgia Pre-Examination Training Program which covers the classroom training required by the Rules of the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission

GA Pre-Exam Training (Additional) Sample

Click on the video to see a short sample of the additional sessions of the Georgia Pre-Examination Training Program which covers the additional information found in the Employee Registration Manual.

Training

Training is the most important benefit that an employer can give to an employee. Terry W. Bowen, BCE has provided training to employees for over 35 years.  BCE can provide the training your employees need to be successful in their career in the structural pest management industry.

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Regulatory Compliance Assistance

Staying out of trouble with regulatory agencies such as the different state Departments of Agriculture can be like walking through a minefield blindfolded.  Bowen Consulting Enterprises can help you navigate these difficult areas.

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Continuing Education Training

Your state may require personnel to earn a specific number of continuing education units (CEU, CCH, etc.) to maintain registrations, licenses, or certifications.  Bowen Consulting Enterprises is an approved education provider in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. 

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Forms Development/Review

Most states require various documents as it relates to pest management services such as contracts, inspection reports, service tickets, etc.  BCE can help your company develop the forms needed for compliance and good business practices.  Whether you use the good old fashioned paper forms or you want to use electronic forms, we can help.  BCE can also review your current documents for any issues related to regulatory requirements and industry practices.

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Pest Issue Assistance

A characteristic of a world-class pest management company or employee is asking for help when you need it.  We can help you with difficult to management pest control issues.

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OSHA Compliance Assistance

It is an urban myth that a company has to have a minimum number of employees before needing to worry about OSHA regulations affecting their business.  Just having a single employee triggers the need to be in compliance with certain OSHA standards.  Contact Terry to discuss which OSHA regulations apply to your business.

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Terry W. Bowen, BCE

Terry is a Board Certified Urban and Industrial Entomologist with over 35 years experience in the structural pest management industry.  His area of concentration as a consultant is the technical and service side of the industry.  If you need assistance with any of the services outlined above, please give Terry a call at 770-557-2704, by email at [email protected], or by website contact submission form.  If you feel you need assistance with any issue related to the structural pest management industry but is not listed in the services above, contact Terry anyway.  If Terry can't help, maybe he knows someone that can.

What our customers are saying

I would rather train an employee and have them leave my company, than not train them and they stay.

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A Strategic Partnership

Bowen Consulting Enterprises is proud to have a Strategic Partnership with the Certified Pest Control Operators of Georgia to provide individuals and companies in the structural pest management industry with opportunities for career growth and continuing education credits in multiple states.  If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact the CPCO of Georgia, www.CPCOofGA.com 

First Thursday Webinar 

Training Series

In partnership with the Certified Pest Control Operators of Georgia, Bowen Consulting Enterprises will be conducting a recurring webinar series on the first Thursday of each month.  Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) credit will be offered in the odd months (January, March, May, July, September, November) and General Household Pest Control (HPC) will be offered in the even months (February, April, June, August, *October, December). Most webinar sessions will have credits in  Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.  Each webinar will begin at 7:30 AM (Eastern time zone) and end at 8:30 AM.  If you would like to attend any of these webinars, please contact the CPCO of GA at [email protected] or call 770-338-1050. Registration is required at least one week prior to each webinar.

*No webinar scheduled for October as the annual CPCO of Georgia Fall Conference takes place on the first Thursday and Friday of October  each year.


Strategic Training, Enrichment and Preparation for Uprising Professionals

ST​EP UP Webinar Course #9

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(Scheduled to begin July 15, 2021)

The STEP UP course has been developed to advance the knowledge of Pest Management Professionals and help them prepare to become Certified Operators. This is a recurring program that is conducted on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 - 9 PM. This is a webinar based training program which eliminates the travel time commitment associated with many training programs where travel to a training site is required. This course has been granted continuing education credits for the following States and categories:

Florida

 - 6 hours Chapter 482 and Chapter 487 General Standards (CORE)

 - 20 hours Commercial General Household Pest Control (GHP)

 - 7 hours Commercial Wood Destroying Organism Control (WDO)

     - 3 hours Commercial Fumigation (FUM)

Georgia 

 - 26 hours in Household Pest Control (HPC)

 - 7 hours in Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO)

 - 3 hours in Fumigation (FUM)

 - 6 hours in Pesticide Category 24 (Ornamental and Turf)

 - 3 hours in Pesticide Category 26 (Aquatic Pest Control)

 - 3 hours in Pesticide Category 38 (Commodity Fumigation)

 - 9 hours in Pesticide Category 41 (Mosquito Control)

South Carolina 

 - 33 hours in Category 7A (Industrial, Institutional, Structural Pest Control

 - 3 hours in Category 7B (Fumigation)

 - 3Hours in Category 8 (Public Health Control)

Tennessee

 - 36 hours in Category 7 (General Household and Structural Pests)

Contact Glenda at the CPCO of Georgia by calling 770-338-1050 or email at [email protected] to register.

If you miss this offering, please contact Glenda and get your name on the list for the next STEP UP course offering.

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