FAQs about Joint Membership

Why does NPMA have a joint membership program?
The National Pest Management Association understands the importance of a strong unit addressing the needs and interests of the pest management industry. The success of a strong and united industry is the collective ability to band together in one strong cohesive unit that has the resources to speak with one voice, present a unified front to those outside the pest management industry and collectively draw on the varied resources of each member. NPMA is reaching out to all segments of the pest management industry in an attempt to address the stated goals and objectives outlined above.

How does joint membership work?
  • The NPMA joint state/national partnership requires all pest control companies in participating joint states to be a member at BOTH the state and national levels.
  • The NPMA joint state/national partnership provides each member substantial discounts on NPMA membership dues.

Who do the discounted NPMA dues apply to?
The discounted joint NPMA dues schedule applies only to Pest Management Professional (PMP) member companies headquartered in participating joint states.

What states are currently taking part in the joint state/national partnership?
The following states are part of the joint membership program: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and Canada.

What about Regional PMP companies?
Regional PMP companies that are members of more than one state organization will pay their NPMA dues in the state they are headquartered. If the main office is not headquartered in a joint state, NPMA dues are paid directly to NPMA.

What other dues are included in a joint membership?
In addition to the discounted NPMA dues, the applicant must pay the state dues and in some cases the local dues.

How much are the state and local dues?
State and local dues vary from state to state. This is why there are separate applications online for each joint state.

What is the membership year for the joint state program?
Most joint states follow the NPMA fiscal/membership year which is July 1 - June 30. The few exceptions which follow the calendar year as their membership year are Canada, CT, FL, IL, MN, NE, OH and PR.

Who processes my joint membership application?
This depends on the bylaws of the state association and therefore varies from state to state. Each application indicates to whom the application should be submitted.

Who sends out the invoices for the joint states?
Under the rules of the program, the partnership allows the state the option of dues invoicing. If the state elects to coordinate the dues invoicing, all NPMA dues must be forwarded to NPMA within 30 days of actual collection. At the present time, NPMA invoices for the following joint states: AZ, CT, DE, IL, KY, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NM, RI, VA, VT, WI, WV, Canada (Alberta, Atlantic, Ontario).

If I am not headquartered in one of the joint states, what are my NPMA dues, and what application do I use?
If you are not headquartered in one of the joint states and are a pest control company, you use the standard NPMA application online. Your dues are determined by the pest control sales volume of your company. NPMA will invoice all non-joint state members.