IPCA board members

Left to Right back row: Alan Byrne (Ecolab), Jonathan Byrne (PestPlus), Peter Flanagan (Eastern Pest Control), Bernard Hannon – Treasurer (Consultant), Liam McDonagh (Ecolab). Front Row – Philip Cranley – Chairman (Independent Biologist Ltd)

A note from the Chairman - November

Hi Everybody,

CPE Requirement: There seems to be a lot of people still looking to gather up CPE points before the end of the year. We have spoken to the CPE Workshop Group about running a further course in Dublin in December. This looks like it will go ahead. Information on dates and how to apply will be posted on the IASIS website, our own website and on LinkedIn. Please keep an eye out for this. For the end of this year, all PMU’s will be assessed on their cumulative points from both 2018 and 2019. Therefore you must have 80 ‘A’ points and 20 ‘C’ points. I would strongly suggest to you all to log into the IASIS website, log into your personal CPE account and verify that you have all the points you need.

Last month I sent out nomination forms for recognition of Pest Management Professionals. I understand that this is the busiest time of year for us and thus we have felt that this process is too time consuming and rushed. We still believe in the principles behind it and want to go ahead but we are extending the deadline for nominations until the 1 st of March 2020 and we will have a little ceremony at the 2020 AGM.

Until next month.

Philip Cranley – 22th November 2019

CPE Workshop Information - IPCA

A note from the Chairman - October

Hi Everybody,

Following on from last months ‘Note’, we have had a lot of queries about CPE points. The year is nearly over and people are panicking over if they have enough points and may not be completely sure of the way points must be collected. ‘A’ points are fairly straight forward, attend an approved course or two and they are covered, however the ‘C’ points which make up one fifth of the overall points for the year are a little more elusive. So let me try to explain as best I can. The ‘A’ points are 40 per annum of which at least 20 of them need to be related to rodent control, CRRU and Legislation relating to rodent control.

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A note from the Chairman - September

2020 is fast approaching. The year has flown. PMU holders will have to have their full complement of 100 IASIS CPE points, including 80 A points and 20 C points, by the end of the year. This is a combined tally of 2018 and 2019 and is the only time that the Department will allow combining points from two years. I would strongly suggest to you all to log into the IASIS website, log into your personal CPE account and verify that you have all the points you need.

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A note from the Chairman - July

I hope you are all enjoying the summer,

Just a brief note to let you know that we are excited about the new CPE Workshop Group and their list of courses scheduled over the next few months. We have worked very closely with this organisation and we encourage all our members to avail of the CPE points being offered. To give the programme a well-deserved start, the IPCA will be subsidising the first course in each listed province and two in Dublin, to the tune of 50%. There are limited places, so get your bookings in. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We look forward to working with this group over the coming years.

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A note from the Chairman - June

Greetings all,

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank those who made the effort to attend the AGM last month. We had a great turnout. CPE points will be awarded to all who attended.

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