The Pesticide Applicators Professional Association (PAPA) is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation which is dedicated to providing Continuing Education and to the implementation of safe and effective pest control techniques.
PAPA is a professional association designed to coordinate the educational activities of pest management applicators throughout California.
Decisions within PAPA are made by a Board of Directors, and Directors stand for election every three years. The Board is responsible to all members of PAPA.
The day-to-day activities of PAPA are administered by an Executive Director selected by the Board of Directors.
The primary functions of PAPA are:
To sponsor statewide educational programs in cooperation with the University of California, municipal agencies, and industry training in safety, rules, and regulations, current technology, and field-tested research for pest management professionals.
To provide the means for the recording and yearly accounting of Continuing Education hours.
To publish a quarterly newsletter to inform members of association activities and pest management issues affecting the industry.
To represent the concerns of members to industry and federal, state, and local agencies.
To maintain media contacts throughout the state to keep the public aware of the concern of all pest management professionals for environmental safety.
As a member of PAPA, benefits will include a quarterly newsletter (Applicator News) and planning committee opportunities.