How to become a pest control technician
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
- training with a professional body
You could start by doing a pest control technician intermediate apprenticeship.
When you have successfully completed your apprenticeship you can apply to become a British Pest Control Association (BPCA) registered pest control technician.
There are no set entry requirements but it may help you to get in if you have:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You could apply directly to become a pest control technician. Employers usually look for GCSEs in English and maths.
Experience in the building trade, health and safety, or in handling chemicals may be useful. Many companies will offer training on the job if you have the right qualities.
You could start by doing an online foundation course through a professional body like the British Pest Control Association. You could then move on to further training to get industry-recognised qualifications.
Professional and industry bodies
You could join the British Pest Control Association and National Pest Technicians Association for professional development and training opportunities.
You can find out more about working in pest control through the British Pest Control Association.