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Pesticide Applicators Professional Association

PAPA is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation. We are dedicated to providing quality Continuing Education pertaining to the implementation of safe and effective pest control techniques.

Decisions within PAPA are made by a Board of Directors. The Board is responsible to all members of PAPA, and Directors stand for election every three years. The day-to-day activities of PAPA are administered by an Executive Director who is selected by the Board of Directors.

PAPA’s Primary Functions

  • Sponsor statewide continuing education seminars (in cooperation with the University of California, municipal agencies, and other industry professionals) pertaining to safety training, laws and regulations, current technology, field-tested research for pest management professionals, and more
  • Provide the means for the recording and yearly accounting of Continuing Education hours
  • Publish a quarterly newsletter to inform members of association activities and pest management issues affecting the industry
  • Represent the concerns of members to federal, state, and local agencies, as well as other members of the industry
  • Maintain media contacts throughout the state to keep the public aware of concerns held by pest management professionals regarding environmental safety

Member Benefits

  • Tracking of your continuing education (CE) hours to make it simple for you to submit your renewal with DPR
  • An official report of your CE hours automatically mailed to you in the fall of your renewal year
  • Quarterly editions of our newsletter, Applicators News, packed with the latest industry issues, updates, regulations, information, and seminars
  • Discounts on our statewide seminars with training in every area of interest and importance to the professional pesticide applicator