Many people may claim to be pest control operators but they are not competent and or qualified properly which poses a risk to the consumer, the environment and the pest control industry. Registration with the PCIPC affords you the opportunity to be recognised in the pest control industry by your peers and by the consumers as qualified and competent because certain criteria would have had to be met before you are allowed to register and maintain registration.
The following 2019/2020 registration fees are applicable: Click Here to View (will go to a PDF). PCIPC is currently not a VAT vendor so all figures are reflected as excluding VAT
While PCIPC will acknowledge a candidates qualification and experience, to safe the integrity of PCIPC, candidates must demonstrating their skills and competency by passing the PCIPC written board assessment in the respective designation title. The initial roll out of assessment will require that a PCO undertake the assessment with-in 12 months of the date on which the designation title was awarded.
The assessment will be a multiple choice written based assessment that will simple test the candidates knowledge and understanding of the provisions of the act/regulations and the applicable codes of practice for the use of agricultural remedies.
The assessment will be a timed open book assessment that can be either done on-line or at an approved PCIPC test venue.
For further details see the PCIPC Assessment Policy
Step 1: Download application form
Step 2: Complete the form with all relevant details and attach clear copy of your ID, PCO Details and a clear copy of your qualifications to the application
Step 3: Please email application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
To become a registered pest control operator with the PCIPC, you must meet the stated requirements of PCIPC. This can be found on the application form which you need to complete when registering. The registration form can be found at www.pcipc.org or you can email email@example.com
The current cost of registration can be found at www.pcipc.org
If your application and paperwork are in order and subject to verification of your certificates it will take on average ten working days to become registered.
A licensed PCO designation refers to a category or designation of registration with which the pest control operator can be registered with the PCIPC. Other designations include learner, Pest Control Operator Assistant, qualified Pest Control Operator, and Master Pest Control Operator. The importance of registering as a licensed PCO allows you to issue the PCIPC certificate of compliance.
While both designations require that a PCO must be qualified, the licensed PCO designation allows the PCO to issue the PCIPC certificate of conformance.
The assessment allows the PCIPC to ascertain your knowledge and understanding of the respective provisions of the act/regulations, and the applicable codes of practice for the use of agricultural remedies. Once you have passed the assessment you will be allowed to issue the PCIPC certificate of conformance. The PCIPC reserves the right to call you up for an assessment at any time if the PCIPC finds that you do not have the necessary knowledge and understanding of the respective provisions of the act/regulations, and the applicable codes of practice for the use of agricultural remedies.
The PCIPC registration cycle refers to the yearly cycle of registration with the PCIPC. The registration cycle for each registered PCO is different as it will start on the month in which you registered with the PCIPC. For example, if you registered in July your PCIPC registration cycle will be from July to June the following year.
Your initial registration date will never change. So even if you renew your registration late your initial registration date will remain the same. As an example, if your registration cycle is July to June and you renew two months late in August, your registration date will remain July to June and will not change to an August to July cycle,
A PCO who does not re-register will become inactive with the PCIPC until they renew their registration. Inactive licensed PCO will not be able to obtain or issues the PCIPC certificates of conformance. Late registration may also result in administration penalty fees being charged.
Late renewals result in additional administrative work and costs. This allows for the PCIPC to recover these costs.
Many PCO do not wish to have the physical registration card but rather just using the electronic card. As result of this PCIPC have made it a choice of the PCO if they would like to have physical registration card and pay the associated cost thereof.
Due to the high number of fraudulent certificates received by the PCIPC, verification of certificates is required. This verification is done by a third party.
Updating registration details is as simple as downloading, completing the updated renewal registration form and sending this to firstname.lastname@example.org . Alternatively updating of certain registrations details can be done directly on your PCIPC online profile.
Visit the PCIPC’s website to download the renewal form. You can send this to email@example.com once the form is complete.
Visit the PCIPC’s website www.pcipc.org , click “PCO Login” and enter your username (your email address) and password.