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  • 01/28/2014 5:53 AM | Jeff Kimmich (Administrator)

    Looks like they are getting the final details in place for the upcoming AzPPO Conference.

    "Best of the Best" 

    April 29th 2014   3:00 - 6:00 pm

    Manager & Owner Business Track followed by Cocktail Reception with speakers.

     April 30th 2014  7:30 am - 5:00 pm

                            Technician training classes & tradeshow        

           

    Mesa Convention Center

    Centennial Hall 263 North Center Street Mesa, AZ 85201         

  • 01/03/2014 8:57 AM | Jeff Kimmich (Administrator)

     

    Please Note: All Certifications, Licenses & Registrations EXPIRE MAY 31th 2014

     

    So its 2014, do you have any CEU's yet, most likely the answer will be No.. if your like most PMP's I know.

    Well the great thing about a new year, few bugs and a 5 month deadline is that you have got a lot of chances coming up to get the CEU's needed to renew your license.

    You have the Wildlife Expo coming up next week in New Orleans that also includes 2 days of NWCOA wildlife training before the conference, 2 days of wildlife & bird control and bat training for 1 day after the conference, I will be attending all 5 days and hopefully 6 interesting nights on Bourbon Street.

    Hope I see some others from Arizona there as well.

    Next we have the Southwest Conference in Albuquerque New Mexico which I have spoken at several times in the past few years on Bird Control and Bee Removal. Its only a short drive away for some of you to get some of your required CEU's, looks like they have a good line up of speakers this year.

    Now if you are looking for something closer to home so you can sleep in your own bed at night and not worry about picking up some stray Bed Bugs, your in luck if you live in Maricopa County.

    There are a number of great local conference's coming up.

    The 2014 AzPPO 4th Annual Conference will be held on April 29th - 30th 2014 at the Mesa Convention Center - Check out this website for more details as they become available.

    And lets not forget Jack over at Chemtech also puts on a very good 1 day conference, but you will have to check with them since I have not seen any information on their upcoming conference dates.

    So you say to yourself.... I'm a hermit when it comes to interacting with those other PMP's.

    Well your in luck Mr. Hermit there are a number of online courses you can find to get many of the required points to renew your license., just search around.

    So as you can see you have lots of chances to get your required CEU's, so don't wait until the last possible minute and then complain that no one is offering classes two days before renewal.

     

    Don't forget to check out the NEW Dept. of Ag OPM Rules & Regs to make sure you are up to date and legal on your CEU's and other parts of your business. 

    To check the status of your Certification, License, or Registration; visit the OPM website and click on the "License Search" tab http://www.sb.state.az.us/.  

  • 10/31/2013 6:22 PM | Jeff Kimmich (Administrator)

         For some of you that have been living under a rock or had your head stuck in the sand the last couple of years and have merrily gone along thinking that the OPM or Dept. of Ag isn't going to effect my business had better get your head up and get the sand out of your ears because stuff is about to hit the fan.

    Renewals are different and can be for 2 years.

    Up grading you license is possible, and down grading is happening if you don't act now within the next few months.

    Fees have changed, and not for the better, and this is just the tip of the sand pile.

    Down load the new rule changes and join you local pest control association. 

  • 10/09/2013 1:13 PM | Jeff Kimmich (Administrator)

    What about the weather right now, is this the perfect time of year in Arizona or what.

    Anyway; 

    Hey all you busy Azppo members I have a question for you.

    I am conducting an unofficial poll about the Bi-Monthly Phoenix membership meetings that many of you make time to attend - Thank You.

    My questions is this...

    1.  Do you like having the bi-monthly meetings at night from 5:30pm - 7 pm as we have been doing for the past, who knows how long.

    - OR -

    2.  Would it be more convenient to meet for lunch at say 11:30 - 1:00 pm at rotating locations around the valley.

    Would having a lunch time meeting be easier for you to schedule and more importantly be able to make the meetings on a more regular basis or is the night time meets better for you?

    So let me know what you think here at the blog, post under "reply" if you would.

    Thanks you for reading.    

  • 09/26/2013 8:11 AM | Jeff Kimmich (Administrator)

    Don't miss out on attending PestWorld here in Phoenix Arizona.

    Over 3000 PMP's from all over the country and world will be at the Phoenix Convention Center for the week long event.

    The convention floor will be covered with hundreds of vendors show casing all the latest and greatest pest control products to help make your business life better and a bugs life harder.

    Speakers from all over will be giving presentations on topics that will interest you and your technician's - CEU's available.

    There is even going to be a discounted Arizona Day set up for your service people, so that they can attend.

    If you have never been to this event you have been missing out big time.

    PMP's fly 1000's of miles every year just to attend this event and now its right here in your own backyard, it doesn't get any easier or cheaper.

    DON'T MISS OUT...

  • 09/23/2013 7:39 AM | Jeff Kimmich (Administrator)

    I will be posting many of the changes brought on by the new laws

    IMPORTANT:  If a late fee applies, it is IN ADDITION TO the initial fee. 

     

    Applicator License 

    • APPLICATOR CERTIFICATION - NEW $100.00
    • APPLICATOR CERTIFICATION - BROADEN $50.00
    • APPLICATOR CERTIFICATION - RENEWAL $100.00
    • APPLICATOR CERTIFICATION - RENEWAL LATE FEE $50.00
    • APPLICATOR CERT. - REGISTRATION $25.00
    • APPLICATOR CERT. - REGISTRATION RENEWAL $25.00
    • APPLICATOR CERT. - REGISTRATION RENEWAL LATE $12.50
    • APPLICATOR CERTIFICATION - DUPLICATE CERT. $10.00

     

    Business License 

    • BUSINESS LICENSE - NEW $300.00
    • BUSINESS LICENSE - RENEW $300.00
    • BUSINESS LICENSE - RENEW LATE FEE $150.00
    • BUSINESS LICENSE - RENEWAL MONTHLY LATE FEE $15.00
    • BUSINESS LICENSE - DUPLICATE LICENSE $10.00

     

    Branch Office 

    • BRANCH OFFICE NEW $100.00
    • BRANCH OFFICE RENEW $100.00
    • BRANCH OFFICE RENEW LATE FEE $50.00
    • BRANCH SUPERVISOR - REGISTRATION $50.00
    • BRANCH SUPERVISOR - REGISTRATION RENEW $0.00
    • BRANCH SUPERVISOR - REGISTRATION RENEW LATE $0.00

    TARFs (Before\after 9/13/2013 Respectively) 

    • TARF - (0-30 DAYS) - ETARF  $8.00 $2.00 
    • TARF TIMELY PAPER $15.00 $8.00
    • TARF LATE E-TARF $8.00 $2.00
    • TARF LATE PAPER $8.00 $8.00
    • TARF FINAL GRADE LATE E-TARF $8.00 $2.00
    • TARF FINAL GRADE LATE PAPER $8.00 $8.00

    Qualified Applicator Certification 

    • QUALIFIED APPLICATOR CERTIFICATION - NEW $200.00
    • QUALIFIED APPLICATOR CERTIFICATION - BROADEN $100.00
    • QUALIFIED APPLICATOR CERT. - RENEWAL $200.00
    • QUALIFIED APPLICATOR CERT. - RENEWAL LATE $100.00
    • QUALIFIED APPLICATOR CERT. - DUPLICATE CERT. $10.00

     

    Qualifying Party License 

    • QUALIFING PARTY REGISTRATION - NEW $100.00
    • QUALIFING PARTY REGISTRATION - BROADEN $50.00
    • QUALIFYING PARTY REGISTRATION - RENEWAL $0.00
    • QUALIFYING PARTY REGISTRATION - RENEWAL LATE $0.00
    • TEMPORARY QUALIFYING PARTY - REG. NEW $100.00
    • TEMPORARY QUALIFYING PARTY - REG. RENEWAL $100.00

  • 09/18/2013 4:41 PM | Jeff Kimmich (Administrator)

    The purpose of the Arizona Pest Professional Organization (AZPPO) is to provide pest management professionals throughout the state with representation, advocacy, education and services that can positively affect the Pest Management Industry and your livelihood, while fostering education, promoting professionalism, raising ethical standards, enhancing environmental stewardship, and improving public health and the quality of life.

    Are you interested in getting involved, not sure how?

    Do you want to see what the association is all about?

    Come to our next meeting in Phoenix or Tucson, eat some food, hear an interesting speaker and see what we are all about you can even sit in the back of the room if you want.

    In this day and age, Arizona Pest Control is more than just killing bugs, that's the easy part.

    Enhance your business, improve your social life and be a positive influence in your community.

     

  • 06/13/2012 2:11 PM | Tracy Unmacht (Administrator)
  • 04/03/2012 1:24 PM | Tracy Unmacht (Administrator)
    OPM Task Force Meeting -
    10:00AM, Arizona State Land Dept.
    1616 W. Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Park in Wesley Bolin parking lot

    Click here for an agenda


    We urge you to read the DRAFT statutes and rules and submit your thoughts and comments to AZPPO prior to the next OPM Task Force meeting on April 18th.

    If you have opinions on the proposed items please feel free to email them to us through our “virtual town hall “ program at azppo@pestworld.org
  • 01/23/2012 5:03 PM | Tracy Unmacht (Administrator)
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 10:00am
    Location: Arizona Dept. of Agriculture,
    1688 W. Adams St., Phoenix 85007
    Park in Wesley Bolin parking lot.
    Agneda: Located here.
 

Arizona Pest Professional Organization - Let Your Voice Be Heard

AZPPO - PO Box 13116
Phoenix, AZ 85002

azppo@azcapitolconsulting.com

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