The WPCA Master Tech Program is a qualification for pest control professionals currently working in the industry. By achieving Master Tech status, you assure your customers of your commitment to quality service and to advancing the science of effective and safe pest management practices.
Techs who become certified as a Master Tech earn the right to wear the Master Tech uniform patch. They also carry a more positive self-image based on their professional advancement and consistent learning.
You can enroll to take the Master Tech exam if you have at least three years of experience in the industry. The experience requirement can be reduced to one year if you are certified in three or more pesticide certification categories. The Master Tech exam consists of questions related to vertebrate pest control, insects, IPM principles, and laws and regulations. The written exam is offered each year at our Spring Training conference. Any person who wants to take this exam must be the owner or an employee of a company that is a joint member of WPCA/NPMA.
The registration fee for the Master Tech exam is $65 and includes one re-test. The Master Tech Program is jointly sponsored by WPCA in cooperation with the Insect Diagnostic Lab at UW- Madison, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. For more information, contact PJ Liesch at UW-Madison.