Oklahoma Applicator Renewal Guide

When is my Oklahoma pesticide applicator license up for renewal?

Oklahoma applicators must renew their licenses by December 31st, every 5 years.

How do I renew my Oklahoma pesticide applicator license?

  1. Complete the appropriate continuing education or a written category exam
  2. Pay the $50 renewal fee

How much continuing education do I need to renew my Oklahoma pesticide applicator license?

Oklahoma applicator continuing education differs by license and category. Visit our webpage for details.

Where do I find classes to renew my Oklahoma pesticide applicator license?

Certified Training Institute offers Oklahoma-approved continuing education courses in an easy to use, online, video format. Courses are available 24/7 on any internet capable device with the benefit of our friendly support staff to guide you through the renewal process.

Who submits my Oklahoma pesticide applicator continuing education?

Certified Training Institute will submit your continuing education to the state. You will receive a printable certificate for your records immediately after completing each course.


Greatest Danger: Take-off and Landing

The most hazardous portion of any flight is takeoff and landing, whether you're flying a commercial aircraft or a hobby drone. During landing, the pilot has already reduced engine power and may not have time to increase speed. During take-off, an aircraft is near stall speed. Knowledge of how wind shear affects performance can be essential to a successful recovery maneuver following a wind shear encounter.

Wind shear that improves performance will be first indicated in the cockpit by increased airspeed. Pilot reaction—reduce thrust. With power back, the pilot will experience a shear in the reverse, decreasing airspeed and degrading vertical flight path performance. When flying through a temperature inversion, expect both directional and speed wind shear. This applies to all aircraft!

The magnitude of pitch change is a function of the following:

  • Aircraft configuration
  • Weight
  • Speed
  • C of G
  • Thrust
  • Severity of airspeed change

If an attempt is made to regain lost speed by lowering the nose, the combination of decreasing airspeed and pitch altitude produces a high rate of descent. In some circumstances, as little as 5 seconds may be available to recognize and react to a degrading vertical flight path.

UAS MICRO-Level Wind shear to be aware of:

  • Funneling of winds around buildings
  • Turbulent air over and leeward side of structures
  • Flying from sheltered area (protected from the wind) to open exposed area (top of trees, above structures, lee side of hills/rough terrain)

What is Wind shear?

Wind shear is a generic term referring to any rapidly changing wind currents. It describes a change in wind speed and/or wind direction in a short distance, resulting in a tearing or shearing effect. Wind shear can be encountered when flying through a temperature inversion layer. It can exist in a horizontal or vertical direction and occasionally in both.

  • Vertical wind shear is the rate of change of the wind with respect to altitude.
  • Horizontal wind shear is the rate of change on a horizontal plane.
  • AC 00-54 Severe Wind shear: A rapid change in wind direction or velocity causing airspeed changes greater than 15 knots or vertical speed changes greater than 500 feet per minute.

Want to know more?

This blog is a direct excerpt from our online FAA Remote Pilot in Command Program.

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How-To Guide to Renewing your Indiana Architect License

How do I renew my Indiana architect license?

  1. Indiana architects must complete 24-hours of HSW continuing education
  2. Log in to the Indiana Professional Licensing Site.
  3. Pay the $120 fee to renew

What are the continuing education requirements for Indiana architects?

Architects in Indiana must complete  24-hours of HSW continuing education every two years.

When is my Indiana architect license due for renewal?

Indiana architects must renew their licenses by December 31st of odd years.

Where do I find classes to renew my Indiana architect license?

Architects Training Institute offers Indiana & AIA-approved online 24-hours of HSW continuing education and individual continuing education courses.  We also provide an 18-hour package that fulfills AIA requirements. Classes are available 24/7 on any internet capable device with the benefit of our friendly support staff to guide you through your renewal process.

Who submits my Indiana architect continuing education?

It is the license holder’s responsibility to notify the state.  A certificate of completion will be available for you to print at the end of each course.



Louisiana Contractor Licensing FAQs

Do I need a Louisiana contractor license?

Any construction project of $50,000 or more ($1 or more for hazardous) must be performed by a licensed contractor, even the homeowners themselves.

How do I get a Louisiana residential or commercial contractor license?

1. Submit an application to the State Licensing Board for Contractors
2. Upon receipt of the application, the state will send you an exam schedule with the date of your exam. Try our exam prep & pass on your first try - Guaranteed!

How do I maintain my Louisiana residential or commercial contractor license?

You must complete 6-hours of continuing education and renew your license within the first year of licensure. After the first year, you may choose to renew your license every 1, 2 or 3 years by completing 6-hours of continuing education by December 31st each year and renewing your license online at the appropriate time.

What happens if I don't renew my license on time?

A delinquent penalty of $50 for late renewal of Commercial and Residential contractor licenses may be assessed 15 days following the expiration date.
Failure to renew your license within six months after your renewal date will result in forfeiture of your renewal rights and you will have to start all over.


Builders License Training Institute provides the exam prep for residential and commercial contractors, as well as, Louisiana-approved continuing education courses when your license is up for renewal.  Our classes are the fastest and easiest method for completing your education without even leaving your home.  You have immediate access to the online course and you can come and go as you please.  The course will not let you fail and you can print your certificate of completion as soon as you finish. 



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How-To Guide for Renewing an Iowa Broker or Salesperson License

How do I renew my Iowa real estate license?

Licenses can be renewed no sooner than 6 weeks prior and no later than the expiration date.

  1. Complete 36-hours of continuing education
  2. Renew your license online by logging into the Iowa Professional Licensing System.

What continuing education do I need to renew my Iowa real estate license?

Iowa salespersons and brokers are required to complete 36-hours of continuing education including an 8-hour law update, 4-hours of ethics, and 24-hours of electives. 24-hours of each renewal cycle may be taken online. Real Estate Training Institute offers a 24-Hour elective package and individual elective courses for license renewal.

When do I need to renew my Iowa real estate broker or salesperson license?

Your license can be renewed between November 16th & December 31st.

How much does it cost to renew my Iowa real estate license?

Broker: $170.00
Sales Agent: $125.00

Do I need continuing education if my Iowa real estate license is inactive?

No, you do not need continuing education to renew as inactive so long as you renew on time.  




24 Elective Credit Hours




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What happens during Fight or Flight (or Freeze)?

A snippet from "Personal Safety and Self Defense" course

Physical Limitations
When we are suddenly attacked, our body will immediately and without our consent undergo a series of physiological changes. Some can be helpful while a majority of the changes will not be seen as beneficial, and with most people can even inhibit performance.

The saying "Fight or Flight" is not quite accurate. In reality, our bodies undergo "Freeze, Flight or Fight". When a sudden and violent attack occurs, the limbic system in our brain will kick into overdrive and put into action a series of internal changes. Our body will begin by pooling blood to our core, a protective action to keep ample blood available for our vital internal organs. This pooling will cause two notable issues:

  • dexterity will be affected: fine and complex motor skills will deteriorate
  • may not notice a serious injury to our extremities until the danger or event has passed

Fully expect the following:

  • auditory exclusion (loss of basic hearing)
  • tunnel vision or monocular vision
  • elevated heart rate, respiration, and blood pressure
  • color blindness
  • involuntary urination or defecation
  • dry mouth, slow motion

Learning self-defense can help individuals avoid the "Freeze" response to danger and make intelligent decisions about whether they should "Fight" or "Flight". 



Congratulations to Clint Schleigh, Our 100,000th Student!

Clint is a career welder from Oregon who recently entered the contracting sector. Sheleigh's commercial contracting company has found success in Oregon's rapidly growing market. As a thank you to Clint for choosing us to maintain his license, we are awarding him FREE continuing education for life!

Clint's continuing education will be completed through Builders License Training Institute, our most senior continuing education provider. However, Certified Training Institute also offers online exam prep, prelicensure courses, and continuing education for Architects, Real Estate Professionals, Plumbers, Drone Pilots, Personal Safety, and Pesticide Applicators.




Hurricane Harvey School Relief

Hurricane Harvey has closed hundreds of schools across Texas, 181 school districts have canceled or delayed the start of the school. Many schools are unsure when they will be ready to begin the year. Aside from the obvious damage caused to schools many students will need help dealing with the emotional trauma brought on by the storm.
To help Texas rebuild its schools all divisions of Certified Training Institute will be donating $1 from every course purchase made in September to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund.
Your support will help teachers rebuild and restock classrooms with materials like books, furniture, classroom supplies, technology, and therapy resources.

To learn more about how this fund is helping schools click HERE.


Certified Training Institute

Online state-approved exam prep, prelicensure courses, continuing education, and professional development for
Architects, Builders & Contractors, FAA Commercial Drone TrainingPesticide Applicators & Professionals,  Plumbers,
Real Estate Professionals,
and Personal Safety.

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Kudos from Minnesota!

Our students say the nicest things about us. But sometimes we get praise that makes us blush.

My husband and I have a small construction business that we’ve been working in for over 20 years.  He used to have to take time out of his schedule to go physically to attend classes to keep his contractors license.  Then in 2012 we heard about the Certified Training Institute and online training.  It’s the best change we could have made. 

My husband is not a big computer guy but he loves being able to do the classes at home at his own pace and is able to print out all information in each course.  You can’t fail.  It’s set up to help people truly learn and be able to have references to go back to.

All of the staff are so helpful about answering any questions….none are silly to them.  I can’t believe how much easier it is to get him to do the classes in the comfort of our home.  They make sure his paperwork gets to our state in a very timely manner.  We’ve had no problems with this company.  If I have any questions about licensing I call them first.  Even with the lead abatement rules and regulations they are on top of it. 

I give them a 5 out of 5 on a 1 to 5 scale with 5 being the very best!!  Well worth trying out.  You won’t go back to your previous providers for continuing education!!

Kathy O.

Well thank you Kathy! We are very honored and so happy that we have been able to help you and your husband!

Customer service and student support is a top priority at Certified Training Institute. Our staff takes personal pride in their work as educational providers. With instructors that students can contact and speak with for clarifications on specific topics, we make sure that every need is met with a helping hand and an “I can” attitude.

Certified Training Institute is dedicated to supporting the licensing and continuing education needs in the general construction industries, architecture, real estate, drones, personal safety, and pesticide application industries.


The Fun We Had in 2016!

Wow! What a year we have had. 2016 has proven to be very productive for Certified Training Institute.  Not only have many new courses been released, but we’ve entered several new industries and even moved into a whole new facility. Let me take a moment and give you a recap:

Our new larger location is 3135 Logan Valley Road in Traverse City, which is in beautiful northern Michigan where the snow gets deep this time of year and the eagles fly overhead. We built an in-house studio with new enhanced equipment to give our video and narrated courses the feel of being right in the classroom.

We partnered with Mississippi State University to produce a line of video pesticide education that has set a new standard in online pesticide training. The education is available across the nation and has already been approved to fulfill continuing education requirements in over dozen states.

Real Estate Online Continuing Education is now approved and available in eight new states to go along with our Michigan real estate salesperson and broker prelicensure courses:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

UAS/Drone Technology is one of our latest topics in online education, and boy has it made our on staff pilots happy. Of course, we had to purchase a droned to create the videos. Be sure to watch for drone specific blogs and newsletters highlighting new designs, uses and features that are quickly invading the world of drones.

Personal Safety and Self Protection education, which should be mandatory in every industry that requires employees to work after hours or all alone, has been added to our curriculum. Preston “PT” Taylor has over 20 years of experience in teaching people to protect themselves and it has been a pleasure to make his expertise and techniques available online.

We’ve expanded our Architect continued education to include a Successful Building Design Series developed by Wayde Hoppe, a professional registered Architect who combines illustrations with narrated discussion to create a comfortable, interesting, and easy-to-understand fashion. Wade will be walking his students through various levels of new construction, renovation, and additions.

Our journeyman plumbing exam preparation course in full video is instructed by Ken Knightlinger, well known plumbing instructor, as well an inspector for fire protection and mechanical. Ken will make sure aspiring plumbers pass that journeyman plumbing exam on your first try and go in to the industry equipped with the knowledge to succeed.

Thank you very much for your support throughout the year and your trust in our online education. We are excited to get started with 2017.