Award-Winning Training Programs
At Orkin, we have invested millions to develop award-winning training programs that extend well beyond the classroom. Each Orkin commercial pest specialist is trained in Orkin’s Commercial Training & Certification Program, which includes:
Formal accredited class work from Purdue University, which also includes pre-work, field work, and interactive instructor-led course work.
Treatment techniques that conform to standards set by AIB International, NSF Cook & Thurber, Silliker, SQF, and many others, assuring the smartest and most effective pest management program available.
Training in specific protocols for your industry, as well as federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
As a result, Orkin commercial pest specialists have regulatory knowledge and are well versed in AIB and HACCP protocols, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
Our technicians go through five intensive levels of training before they may become a master certified field specialist.
Company Certifications and Memberships
In addition to technician certifications, the company acquires other certifications and membership to ensure we stay on the top of the pest control industry. These include:
DNV Business Assurance Business Management Certificate for the provision of internal QA audits focusing on service delivery for all Orkin field operations performing pest control and/or termite control services.
GreenPro certified by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).
QualityPro certified by the NPMA.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Provider, committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of the building industry and LEED professionals through high-quality education programs.
US EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) Gold Member
Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) or an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) on staff.
IAFP – International Association for Food Protection – Sustaining Member.
NEHA – National Environmental Health Association – Sustaining Member.
CFP – Conference for Food Protection – Gold Sponsor.
ASQ – American Society for Quality – Enterprise Member.
Training Magazine’s Top 125 companies for training (2003-2014, 2017).
Recognizing Our Employees
Past Presidents of NPMA:
1938-1939: Irving Sameth 1944-1946: Theodore Oser 1950-1951: Edwin Sameth 1965-1966: Herman Fellton 1975-1976: Harold Stein 1986-1987: Robert Russell 1996-1997: Richard Sameth
Winners of NPMA’s Pinnacle Award:
1951: Edwin Sameth 2003: Gary Rollins 2007: Paul Hardy
Winners of Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame Award
1999: Otto Orkin (posthumously) 2000: Paul Hardy 2001: Harold Stein 2012: Gary Rollins 2013: Greg Baumann
Winner of PCT/Syngenta’s Crown Leadership Award:
1994: Richard Berman 1995: Tom Diederich 2003: Greg Clendenin 2005: Greg Baumann 2012: Chris Gorecki 2013: Pat Copps
Crown Honor Roll:
1990: Harold Stein 1994: Pat Wicker 1995: Paul Hardy 1996: Richard Sameth 1998: Gary Rollins 2000: Gary Rowell 2001: Clarke Keenan 2005: Tom Walters 2005: Bob Wanzer 2006: Gary Muldoon 2010: John Wilson
PCT Technicians of the Year:
1997: L.C. Spivey, Commercial 2001: Bill Bock, Commercial 2003: Kevin McDonald, Termite 2004: Norbert Brungardt, Residential 2005: Bill Graves, Termite 2006: Randy Miller, Residential 2009: Sean Young, Termite 2010: Jim Bailey, Commercial 2011: Rick Gaudreault, Termite
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