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Certificated Technical Inspector

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This exam will test your knowledge of a Pest Control Technicians work, your ability to create technical inspection reports, provide customer service and explain audit standards.


The UK Government has advised against all unnecessary gatherings to help slow the spread of Covid 19. In response to this, BPCA has taken the decision to postpone all open training courses and examinations to the end of May 2020.

 Our first priority to keep everyone safe, including our visitors and staff. We’ll be rescheduling training and examinations when we’re advised by the UK Government it is safe to do so. If you have training exam requirements that are business critical please contact BPCA to discuss further.

 BPCA technical and business support is still available to all BPCA members. Members are encouraged to contact our team for support if they need it.

 If you’re worried about recording CPD points, take a look at our free webinars and our CPD quizzes, which can be taken online. Alternatively, if you’re on BPCA Registered, you can record unstructured CPD points for activities like reading articles, watching videos, personal research and technical discussions over the phone.

 As you will appreciate, the situation is very fluid and these timescales could be extended as further measures are announced. We will, of course, keep you updated regularly.


Retailers are placing increasing demands of pest control service companies to provide service above the level of technician.

A Technical Inspector is someone who can provide this role. In order to be successful, a Technical Inspector will need specialist knowledge of the retail environment and good technical knowledge of their specialist work environment.

To help you prepare for this programme, we would recommend you study the Becoming a Technical Inspector classroom programme. 



Before you take the Certificated Technical Inspector exam you may wish to attend the Becoming a Technical Inspector course.

To pass the Certificated Technical Inspector exam you need to take a two-hour exam, split into two sections:

• 1 scenario question (45 minutes)
• 10 further questions (75 minutes)

Level: Advanced
Prerequisites: ATPM, L2 Health & Safety, L2 Food Safety
Delivery: Exam only
Duration: 2 hours
Assessment: Written exam

After completing the Certificated Technical Inspector programme, you may wish to study:


Technical Programmes

Technical Programmes

Becoming a Field Biologist and take the Certificated Field Biologist exam


Plus+ Programmes

Plus+ Programmes

• Level 3 Award in Food Safety
• Level 3 Award in Education and Training




To take the exam you must have (or equivalent):

Level 2 Award in Health and Safety
Level 2 Award in Food Safety 
• Advanced Technician in Pest Management
• 2 years practical pest control experience in a range of sites, written declaration from a manager
• Be a member of a recognised CPD scheme

You must also be aged 16 or over to take this exam.




Exam-only programme

There is no course or online learning provided with this programme.



The course fee includes morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £186 £155
Non-members £234 £195

Cancellation Terms:

Exam cancellations will only be accepted on receipt of written instruction and are effective from the date received by the BPCA.

• More than 15 working days prior to exam: No charge 
• 15 working days or more after purchase: 100% of fee






    For more information contact BPCA: or 01332 225113