CPCO was founded in 1994 by ten pest-control operators. The organizations was formed to more fairly represent the certified pest-control operator, who was usually the small or single man operator. The original founders felt that the Florida Pest-Control Association, at that time, represented the larger companies. The consensus of the founders was to create an association focusing on fundamentals no-frills, low dues, simple operation with basic conventions. The reason for the name Certified Pest-Control Operators (C.P.C.O.) signified the purpose of the association, that being to represent the individual certified pest-control operator, no matter what size business they worked in or owned. Since it's inception CPCO strives to be the "little big association", big in numbers, yet staying true to the fundamental simplicity that carried it through the years and will continue to do so into the future.
Our Mission Statement
Certified Pest Control Operators Association of Florida, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is an association created to represent and promote the interests of professional pest control operators in the state of Florida.
Our mission is to promote the professionalism of our trade by contributing our expertise in the following areas:
We will promote and maintain an active grassroots committee to represent our industry in local and state political arenas.
We will offer members and their staffs year-round technical training, special seminars, and state-mandated continuing education units (CEU's). Education will enhance our members' knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques, business practices, rules and regulations, and other variables that affect professional pest control operators and their businesses.
We will establish a safety program to help insure the health and well-being of certified operators, their staffs, the industry, the residents of the state of Florida, and the environment.
We will provide an atmosphere of friendship and cooperation in which we can promote a sharing, helpful, and respectful competitive relation among members.