Virginia is Holding 2 Free AMCA “Train the Trainer” Workshops this Fall

Hello VMCA members,

Would you like to be certified as a trainer by AMCA (American Mosquito Control Association) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)?  Are you interested in learning about AMCA’s updated “Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management?”

This fall, Virginia will be hosting two free “Train the Trainer” workshops emphasizing AMCA’s 2017 Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management: A Focused Update.  These workshops will focus on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, container-inhabiting vectors of several human diseases. After the attendance of a workshop and the completion of the associated online e-modules, you can receive AMCA certification to train others.

For your convenience, workshops will be held in Northern Virginia and in Southeastern Virginia.  Each workshop will each be a two-day course taught by AMCA master trainers.

November 30th – December 1st, 2017

City of Suffolk Dept. of Public Works

800 Carolina Rd

Suffolk, VA  23434


December 14th – 15th, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax

3950 Fair Ridge Dr

Fairfax, VA 22033


Space is limited to 35 students for each class so early registration is recommended. Limits may be placed on numbers of individuals per jurisdiction/organization. Training manuals, breakfasts and lunches will be provided. All mosquito control Program Managers, Entomologists/Biologists, Education Specialist, Public Relation, Biological Technician, and other professionals in the field biology and control of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases are invited to attend these classes.


Registration deadline for each class is November 17th, 2017:

Please register online at:


For questions about the Suffolk training, please contact Jay Kiser ( For questions about the Fairfax training, please contact Lauren Lochstampfor (


For more information about these workshops or training hub schedules for other states: Train the Trainer Flyer