The North Carolina Pest Management Association has developed a state-of-the-art training program created to specifically train wood-destroying insect inspection professionals in North Carolina. The Wood-Destroying Insect Report (WDIR) Accreditation Program prepares each trainee to properly identify past or current infestations of wood-destroying insects.
When buying, selling or simply protecting your property, be sure to ask for an NCPMA Accredited Inspector and be sure your completed inspection report bears his/her personalized seal.
About the Program
The Wood-Destroying Insect Report (WDIR) Accreditation program is designed to:
- Promote professionalism in the pest control industry
- Provide a specialized training option for all pest management professionals
- Standardize inspections throughout the state to avoid confusion during a real estate transaction
- Provide a benchmark for all wood-destroying insect inspections
The WDIR Accreditation Program includes:
- A comprehensive manual written specifically to address North Carolina’s construction types, insects, and climate
- An eight-hour training course taught by leading industry instructors
- Six CCU’s in W-Phase will be earned toward state re-certification
- Onsite testing the same day as the course is given, proctored by third party monitors
Participants interested in taking this course must meet these qualifications:
- Be a current W-Phase licensee in the State of North Carolina, OR
- Be a W-phase certified applicator in North Carolina with six (6) months experience or at least 25 WDIR inspections*, OR
- Be a Registered Technician card holder in North Carolina with 12 months experience or at least 50 WDIR inspections*
- Verification of the WDIR completions must be provided by a written affidavit signed by the company owner/manager.
Code of Ethics
Each graduate of the NCPMA Wood-Destroying Insect Report (WDIR) Accreditation Program agrees to follow our code of ethics:
- To hold our industry in high esteem and strive to enhance its prestige.
- To perform all WDIR inspections according to the highest standards and methods outlined in the NCPMA Accredited Inspector Manual.
- To keep the needs of our client always uppermost.
- To perfect our skills and business practices through continuing education and learning.
- To respect the reputation and practice of other pest control operators.
- To encourage, establish and maintain high standards of competence, knowledge and performance.
Accredited inspectors who receive three or more Structural Pest Control Division deviations in a 12-month period are subject to forfeiture of the accreditation.
- Step 1: Review requirements and prepare the affidavit. Licensees do not need to be included on the affidavit as it is designed for owners to guarantee eligibility.
- Step 2: Register for the course and include the affidavit and registration fees.
- Step 3: Take the course on the day of the exam. The exam contains 50 questions and candidates must get 40 correct to pass. You will have up to one hour to take the exam. Test results will be sent to NCPMA and matched up to the affidavit and course records to ensure that the candidate took the course and qualifies. Results will be sent to candidates within two weeks of the exam. Each candidate's first test fee is included in the program registration fees, so there is no additional charge. If a candidate fails the first test, he or she can retake the exam an unlimited number of times. Each exam will be unique and NCPMA will bill the company for a fee of $35 per additional test taken. To register to retake the exam, contact us.
- Step 4: Upon successful completion, NCPMA will send your company official notification and order a personalized stamp for the newly-accredited inspector. The inspector agrees to abide by the code of ethics, which is provided.
- Step 5: Market your company as having the highest level of training in the state, but make sure that only accredited inspectors are sent if a customer asks for an NCPMA Accredited Inspector.
Remember, the designation is with the individual, not the company.