Cage Trap vs. Live Traps

Sometimes vertebrates make themselves at home where we really wish they wouldn’t! Over the month of January, we’ll be looking at options for managing the vertebrate wildlife that makes itself at home where it’s not welcome.

Cage Traps vs. Live Traps: What’s the difference?

The first step to managing your new vertebrate guest is to choose the right equipment. When the average homeowner says “live trap” they’re usually referring to a cage trap. As professionals, we know that a cage trap is a live trap, but not all live traps are cage traps. We asked our expert Stephen Vantassel to fill us in on the different types of live traps, the various styles of cage traps, and what to look for when purchasing your equipment.

The following video is a snippet from our Cage Trapping Techniques Course. Find this and other video continuing education courses at www.certifiedtraininginstitute.com/pesticide

Share

Calling All Certified Crop Advisers!

Certified Training Institute is currently seeking instructors for our Certified Crop Adviser curriculum. This is a great opportunity to share your expertise with the more than 13,000 certified crop advisers across the United State, Mexico, and Canada.

Training topics needed include nutrient management, soil and water management, and crop management.

Certified Training Institute offers a competitive compensation program. For more information please contact Sarah Racine at 800-727-7104 or sarah@onlinecti.com.

Share

Wyoming Pesticide Applicator Commercial Renewal

When is my Wyoming commercial pesticide applicator license due for recertification?

Commercial licenses must be renewed every three years on January 31st.

Do I have to complete continuing education to recertify my Wyoming pesticide applicator license?

You may complete 24-hours of continuing education or retake the exam. If you retake the exam you must pass with a score of 70% or higher - Study ahead of time with online exam prep!

Do I have to pay a recertification fee?

Yes, commercial applicators must pay a $25 fee to recertify.

How do I recertify my Wyoming commercial applicator license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of approved continuing education or retake the licensing exam
  2. The WDA sends out renewal notices to expiring licensees in November. This notice must be signed and returned to the state with the $25 renewal fee.

Where can I find courses to recertify my Wyoming commercial applicator license?

Certified Training Institute offers online Wyoming approved HD video recertifiation courses. All courses are available 24/7 so you can start and stop at your convenience.

Who submits my continuing education to the state?

Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your continuing education courses to the state for you.


Online Pesticide Professional Continuing Education

State-approved video continuing education courses are available 24/7.

 

Share

Washington Pesticide Applicator Renewal FAQ

How do I renew my Washington pesticide applicator certification?

  1. Complete the required continuing education
    • Limited Private Applicators - 8 credits in weed control
    • Rancher Private Applicators - 12 credits
    • Private Applicators - 20 credits - max 10 credits per calendar year
    • All other license types - 40 credits - max 15 credits per calendar year
  2. Visit the Washington State Department of Agricultural License Renewal page.

How long is my Washington pesticide applicator certification valid?

All applicators must re-certify every five years by December 31st.

Limited & Rancher Private Applicators begin their renewal cycles as soon as they gain licensure. For example, individuals certified 2/3/14 must renew by 12/31/18
All other certification types begin their renewal cycles the year after they gain certification. For example, individuals certified 2/3/14 must renew by 12/31/19.

What are the continuing education requirements for Washington pesticide applicators?

  • Limited Private Applicators - 8 credits in weed control
  • Rancher Private Applicators - 12 credits
  • Private Applicators - 20 credits - max 10 credits per calendar year
  • All other license types - 40 credits - max 15 credits per calendar year

Where can I find Washington-approved pesticide applicator continuing education courses?

Certified Training Institute provides online continuing education approved by the Texas Department of Agriculture

Who submits my Washington pesticide applicator continuing education?

Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your completed credits to the state for you.

 


ONLINE WASHINGTON EXAM PREP & CONTINUING EDUCATION

HD VIDEO | MOBILE FRIENDLY | AVAILABLE 24/7

Share

Texas Pest Control Applicator – December 2019 CE Deadline

How do I renew my Texas pest control certification?

  1. Complete the required continuing education
  2. TDA will send out renewal forms 45 days prior to renewal.

How long is my Texas pest control certification valid?

One year. Your certification expires when your employer's business license expires. You must complete continuing education by December 31st the year previous to expiration. For example, if your certification expires April 2021, you must complete continuing education by December 31st, 2020.

What are the continuing education requirements for Texas pest control professionals?

Certified applicators must complete 2 credits in general training and 1 credit in each category in which the applicator is certified. Of the 2 general training units required for recertification, at least 1 must be in federal & state laws, pesticide safety, environmental protection, or integrated pest management. The other may be in any general topic.
You may complete your continuing education online every other year.

Where can I find Texas-approved pest control continuing education courses?

Certified Training Institute provides online continuing education approved by the Texas Department of Agriculture

Who submits my Texas pest control continuing education?

Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your completed credits to the state for you.

Is there a grace period for renewing my Texas pest control certification?

Applicators who fail to renew their license by their expiration date will incur a late fee.

  • 90 days or less – Licenses that are overdue 90 days or less will incur a 50% late fee.
  • 90 days or more – Licenses that are overdue 100 days or more will incur a late fee of 100% the renewal fee.

 


ONLINE TEXAS EXAM PREP & CONTINUING EDUCATION

HD VIDEO | MOBILE FRIENDLY | AVAILABLE 24/7

Share

South Carolina Private Applicator – 2019 Renewal

How do I renew my South Carolina private pesticide applicator certification?

  1. Complete 5 CEUs of approved continuing education
  2. Visit the CU Marketplace to pay the $10 fee and renew your license.

How long is my South Carolina private pesticide applicator certification valid?

All certifications are valid for 5 years. Private applicators must renew by December 31st, 2019.

What are the continuing education requirements for South Carolina private pesticide applicators?

Private applicators must complete 5 CEUs.

Where can I find South Carolina-approved private pesticide applicator continuing education courses?

Certified Training Institute provides online continuing education approved by the Clemson Regulatory Services.

Who submits my South Carolina private pesticide applicator continuing education?

Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your completed credits to the state for you.

Is there a grace period for renewing my South Carolina pesticide applicator certification?

No.

 


ONLINE SOUTH CAROLINA EXAM PREP & CONTINUING EDUCATION

HD VIDEO | MOBILE FRIENDLY | AVAILABLE 24/7

Share

New Mexico Pesticide Applicator Renewal FAQ

How do I renew my New Mexico pesticide applicator certification?

  1. Turn in a Signed Renewal Form
  2. Complete the required continuing education
    • Commercial Applicators – Need 4 CEU
    • Commercial Applicators with the 7D need 4 CEU and 4 termite CEU
    • Public Applicators need 4 CEU
    • Non-Commercial Applicators need 4 CEU
    • Private Applicators need 5 CEU
  3. Provide the appropriate renewal fees
    • Commercial Applicators – $75.00 per applicator
    • Operator Technicians – $50.00 per applicator
    • Termite Technicians  – $50.00 per applicator
    • Public Applicators – $0.00 per applicator
    • Non-Commercial Applicators – $75.00 per applicator
    • Pest Management Consultants – $75.00 per applicator
    • Private Applicators – $15.00 per applicator
  4. Provide a current Certificate of Liability Insurance (Commercial Applicators Only)
  5. Turn in all of the above by December 31st.

How long is my New Mexico pesticide applicator certification valid?

  • Commercial Applicators: 1 year
  • Commercial Operator/Technician: 1 year
  • Private Applicators: 5 years
  • Public Applicators: 1 year

What are the continuing education requirements for New Mexico pesticide applicators?

  • Commercial Applicators – Need 4 CEU
  • Commercial Applicators with the 7D need 4 CEU and 4 termite CEU
  • Public Applicators need 4 CEU
  • Non-Commercial Applicators need 4 CEU
  • Private Applicators need 5 CEU

Where can I find New Mexico-approved pesticide applicator continuing education courses?

Certified Training Institute provides online continuing education approved by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Who submits my New Mexico pesticide applicator continuing education?

Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your completed credits to the state for you.

My New Mexico pesticide applicator certification expired, how do I get it reinstated?

Retake the core and relevant category examinations

Is there a grace period for renewing my New Mexico pesticide applicator certification?

Yes, you can renew for an additional month - Until January 31st.

 


ONLINE NEW MEXICO EXAM PREP & CONTINUING EDUCATION

HD VIDEO | MOBILE FRIENDLY | AVAILABLE 24/7

Share

Montana Applicators, Does Your Certification Expire in 2019?

Which Montana pesticide applicator certifications expire in 2019?

Commercial
Demonstration & Research
Industrial, Structural, & Institutional
School IPM
Seed Treatment

Private
Region 2

How do I renew my Montana pesticide applicator certification?

  1. Complete the required continuing education
  2. Renewal forms are issued November 1st to applicators that have an expiration date in 2019. You can renew your license online or through the mail.

What are the continuing education requirements for Montana pesticide applicators?

  • Certified applicators must complete 12-hours for each category they are licensed in. Classes approved for more than one category will be applied to each.
  • Private applicators must complete 6 credit hours.

Where can I find Montana-approved pesticide applicator continuing education courses?

Certified Training Institute provides online continuing education approved by the Montana Department of Agriculture

Who submits my Montana pesticide applicator continuing education?

Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your completed credits to the state for you.

 


ONLINE MONTANA EXAM PREP & CONTINUING EDUCATION

HD VIDEO | MOBILE FRIENDLY | AVAILABLE 24/7

Share

Maryland Private Applicator Renewal FAQ

How do I renew my Maryland private pesticide applicator certification?

  1. Check your certification expiration. You must complete continuing education in the last year of your renewal cycle.
  2. Complete 4 credits (8 hours) of continuing education in the last year of their renewal cycle.
  3. As your course completions are submitted to the state by Certified Training Institute, the MDA will update each applicators training records.
  4. Renewal forms are issued in late November to applicators that have satisfied the training requirements and whose private applicator certificates are about to expire. Your renewal form will include detailed instructions and required codes for renewing your certification online.

What are the continuing education requirements for Maryland private pesticide applicators?

Private applicators in Maryland must complete 4 credits (8 hours) of continuing education in the last year of their renewal cycle. Courses must provide information on pest control, health and environmental safety, pest management technology, and changes in pesticide laws and regulations.

Where can I find Maryland-approved private pesticide applicator continuing education courses?

Certified Training Institute provides online continuing education approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture

Who submits my Maryland private pesticide applicator continuing education?

Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your completed credits to the state for you.

 


ONLINE MARYLAND EXAM PREP & CONTINUING EDUCATION

HD VIDEO | MOBILE FRIENDLY | AVAILABLE 24/7

Share

Delaware Pesticide FAQ

What are the continuing education requirements for Delaware pesticide applicators?

Commercial Applicators
1A Agricultural – 8 Hours
1B Agricultural Animal – 4 Hours
1C Fumigation of Soils/Ag Commodities – 4 Hours
02 Forest – 4 Hours
03 Ornamental & Turf – 8 Hours
04 Seed Treatment – 2 Hours
5A Aquatic – 4 Hours
5B Antifouling Paint – 0 Hours
06 Right-of-Way – 4 Hours

Industrial, Institutional, Structural & Health Related
7A General Pest Control – 18 Hours
7B Wood Destroying Pest Control – 18 Hours
7C Fumigation (Non-Agricultural) – 4 Hours
7D Wood Preservatives – 4 Hours
7E Institutional Maintenance – 18 Hours
7F Cooling Towers – 4 Hours
7G Miscellaneous – 4 Hours
08 Public Health – 4 Hours
09 Regulatory – 4 Hours
10 Demonstration and Research – 8 Hours

Are your Delaware pesticide applicator continuing education courses state-approved?

Yes! All of our courses are approved by the Delaware Department of Agriculture.

Who submits my Delaware pesticide applicator continuing education to Delaware?

Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your completed credits to the state for you.

How do I renew my Delaware pesticide applicator certification?

Notices for renewal are e-mailed and/or mailed out by no later than October 1 of each year. License renewals received after January 1 incur a late penalty fee of 20%.

My Delaware pesticide applicator certification expired, how do I get it reinstated?

You must have enough CE to renew or you will have to retake your examinations.

Is there a grace period for renewing a Delaware pesticide applicator certification?

License renewals received after January 1st incur a late penalty fee of 20%.

 


ONLINE DELAWARE EXAM PREP & CONTINUING EDUCATION

HD VIDEO | MOBILE FRIENDLY | AVAILABLE 24/7

Share