Unknown Are you one of those who wants everything handed to you on a Silver Platter. Pest Control is a skilled trade the same as a Plumber of Electrician. Skilled Trades have Apprenticeships. Yes with a degree you still have to work with a CPO for a year. In my case I had more than 3 years before I had the degree. I qualified by time and not education, It was easier paper work. But I passed the test easy because I have the education. I would also like to think I do better work because of that same education.