MANDATORY REGISTRATION AS A “PEST MANAGEMENT TRAINED PROFESSIONAL USER”

The minimum industry requirements for registration as a Pest Management Trained Professional User (PMU) came into force on the 1st July 2018. These include:

  • PMUs must register with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) – Click Here to register. A unique PMU number will be allocated to each PMU.
  • PMUs must provide evidence of having completed an Ofqual Level 3 course in Pest Management. – Click Here to find details on the course.
  • PMUs must achieve Continuous Professional Development (CPD) or Continuous Professional Education (CPE) that are recognised by the DAFM. This will allow them to remain listed on the PMU register. Click Here for more information on the PMU register and CPD schemes.

For more information about Registration as a Pest Management Trained Professional User (PMU)Click Here for details from the Pesticides Registration and Control Divisions (PRCD) website.

NEW ENTRANTS TO THE PEST CONTROL INDUSTRY

New entrants can receive a conditional PMU number for a 9 month period of grace to allow time for on the job training and completion of Ofqual Level 3 training in pest management. The trainee can only carry out repeat visits; they cannot conduct site assessments until registered as a full PMU.

For more information on Registration as a Trainee PMU (New entrants)Click Here  for detailed rules and record keeping requirements for new entrants.