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19 November 2020

BPCA launch new online accreditation: Certificated Advanced Technician (CAT) in Pest Management

BPCA is proud to launch a new accreditation for pest professionals who have passed their Level 2 Award and want to demonstrate their advanced industry experience. 

The Certificated Advanced Technician (CAT) accreditation can be taken entirely online and replaces the Advanced Technician in Pest Management (ATPM).

Certificated advanced technican in pest managment exam out now and ready to book online exam and qualification

The accreditation verifies your experience as an advanced technician. It’s designed for qualified professionals with at least two years’ experience working in pest management who have a solid understanding of professional practice.

How it works

The accreditation is taken in five parts:

  • Module 1: Identification
  • Module 2: Knowledge
  • Module 3: Treatment Report
  • Module 4: Risk & environmental assessment
  • Module 5: Professional discussion. 

How the BPCA Certificated Advanced Technican works BPCA acceditation and qualification

Most of the accreditation is through our online learning platform, which is followed up with a video call a few days after you complete the first four modules.

For those on BPCA Registered, you will be able to the advanced level after completing the accreditation. 

More information about CAT accreditation 

Investing in digital

Dee Ward-Thomson, BPCA Technical Manager, said: 

“With Covid-19 still limiting movement across the UK, BPCA has committed to hundreds of hours of online learning and online classroom courses to help keep pest professionals developing. 

“The Level 2 Award in Pest Management is BPCA's recommended entry-level into the sector and have, for many years, provided a pathway to progression to an advanced level. 

"The Certificated Advanced Technicians (CAT) accreditation builds on our past work in this area, providing you with a new roadmap to advanced technician level without having to travel to an exam centre, saving you valuable time and money".

BPCA will continue to embrace technology to help pest professionals demonstrate their advanced knowledge and understanding of pest management skills.

We hope that the CAT accreditation makes advanced technician status more accessible, no matter the size of your company or distance from a training centre.

Karen Dawes, BPCA Training and Development Manager


The Certificated Advanced Technician (CAT) accreditation is available to book now. Prices start at £245 for members and £330 for non-members (+VAT).

Book now or find out more 


Contact us today for advice on developing your skills in pest management.
01332 225 113 

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