What training do I need?

There are several industry recognised qualifications within the pest control industry. Some of which are mandatory or legally required to purchase professional use pesticides.

Supporting your professional development at every step…

Basic Principles Courses

Learn the basics of pest control.
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Killgerm Principles of Rodent and Insect Control are designed primarily for new starters and teach the basics of pest control. Our rodent control qualification meets the requirements of the UK Rodenticides Stewardship Regime.

RSPH Level 2

The benchmark qualification in the industry.
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The Level 2 ‘award’ is designed to provide a good grounding in pest control for anyone involved in the field and has become the benchmark qualification in the industry.

Starting out in pest control

Learn how to get your business up and running.
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This course is ideal for anyone who is new to pest control and looking at setting up a successful pest control company. We will cover everything you will need to help you identify your market, tell you what you need to do to get your business up and running, and answer any industry or business related questions you may have.

Purchasing Rodenticides?

You will need the following qualifications:

  • ☑ Approved certificate of competence in rodent control

If you will be involved in the purchase and application of professional rodenticides, you must hold an approved certificate of competence in rodent control. There are an array of awarding bodies and courses, many of which will award the necessary certificate on successful completion of a 1-day training course and exam.

Full list of current approved courses:

  • Killgerm Principles of Rodent Control
  • ☑ City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides for Vertebrate Pest Control for Rats and Mice
  • ☑ Lantra: Responsible and Effective Control of Commensal Rodents
  • ☑ Lantra: Rodent Control on Farms
  • ☑ Rat Control for Gamekeepers
  • ☑ RSPH Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Rodenticides
  • ☑ BPCA Using Rodenticides Safely
  • RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management
  • ☑ RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Certificate in Pest Management

The full list of stewardship approved certificates can be found on the CRRU website here.

Purchasing Insecticides?

Although there is no current legal specification on which qualification you need to hold in order to purchase and apply professional use insecticides, it is strongly advised, and a policy for many suppliers, that you are adequately educated and competent in some form of spraying or insect-based training. As a responsible supplier, Killgerm, accept the following certificates to supply insecticides: