Plant Industry Division, is a true visionary. Before most eGovernment services were even thought about, Scott was planning for the day that his department could make re-certification course information and continuing education credit data available to the structural pest control industry via the Internet.
"I have maintained the course information and CEU credit data in hopes that we would find the vehicle to make it available on the Web," Scott said. "Our association with Kelly Registration Systems, Inc. has now made that possible. The course information can be looked up by course title, date of course, or license category. And applicators can enter their name and see a summary of all of the courses they have completed and the hours they have accumulated. This is going to be a big help for them as they can quickly determine what they need for re-certificationĒ.
Pest Control companies and applicators can go to www.kellysolutions.com/NV, click on the Structural Pest Control Search link and then click on the Re-Certification Courses link to search the course database. The results will provide the names of the courses, the dates they are available and the category(ies) and credit hours they are assigned. By clicking on the Applicator Name link they can find their individual course credit information. "Companies Iíve spoken with are extremely excited about the availability of the information on the site," Scott said. They are very positive about it. Now they are calling and asking when we will be offering online license renewals - which will be available next year. My bosses are really liking it. When they get calls, they go straight to the Web site for the information. Itís fast. They donít need to look through mounds of paper to find what they need."
In addition to the course information, the site can be used by the public to locate a pest control company in their area by entering the zip code. Links are also provided to find pesticide products by name, active ingredient, and pest and site combinations. "We update the data everyday," Scott said. "We are careful to make sure the data on the site is absolutely correct. All in all, it is a win/win situation for everybody."