Tips and Tricks to Pass Your Category Exam

On: December 5, 2019
If you are like me, deciding to get your pesticide applicator certification or add a category is a big deal. You’ve spent time looking for the best initial certification course for the best price and now you’re signed up to take the exam. You’ve circled the date on the calendar and the pre-test jitters are setting in. You have questions like “how much should I study? and "what should I study?” Every state's exam may be slightly different but the test taking skills you will need are universal. Here are some of the best exam taking tips to help you pass your exam.

Inspecting Homes for Pests

On: December 4, 2019
A pest inspection/WDO inspection involves a full inspection of a home for any evidence of termite activity and/or evidence of dry rot damage, or moisture conditions that could lead to an atmosphere for wood destroying organisms or termites.

Aquatic Weed Control

On: December 3, 2019
Water features (manmade or natural) can add beauty and depth to any landscape. However, water features and ponds come with their own set of weeds.

Calling All Certified Crop Advisers!

On: December 3, 2019
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.

Michigan Applicators, Are You 7F Certified?

On: November 21, 2019
MDARD has published a list of businesses that are certified in category 7F and licensed for commercial mosquito pest management. This list is a great way for potential clientele to find your business. The Michigan continuing education and certification renewal date is fast approaching for many applicators and it is important to keep your certification current in order to stay on this list. If you haven’t already completed your continuing education, visit our Michigan Pesticide Continuing Education page to get signed up for your CE today!

Wyoming Pesticide Applicator Commercial Renewal

On: November 19, 2019
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!

Washington Pesticide Applicator Renewal FAQ

On: October 17, 2019
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.

Texas Pest Control Applicator – December 2019 CE Deadline

On: October 17, 2019
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.

South Carolina Private Applicator – 2019 Renewal

On: October 17, 2019
All South Carolina private pesticide applicator certifications are valid for 5 years. Private applicators must renew by December 31st, 2019. 

New Mexico Pesticide Applicator Renewal FAQ

On: October 17, 2019
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