North Carolina Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Protection. Our instructor lead video courses are fast, easy, affordable and meet state licensing requirements. We offer the following continuing education courses in full HD video, and they are available when you are!

Please note: online training is available to structural licensing continuing education ONLY. Online training is NOT AVAILABLE FOR AGRICULTURE CERTIFICATION OR LICENSE AT THIS TIME.

Need to obtain your applicator's license? Check out our Pesticide Applicator Core Exam Prep Course!

Online Courses

North Carolina Federal Pesticide Laws (#0F501)

Pesticides are hazardous substances that can cause serious harm if used improperly. Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment. Federal and state pesticide laws and regulations control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest. This course addresses the requirements set forth by federal regulations. Pesticide applicators are responsible for learning about and complying with all regulations.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of General requirements for Structural Applicators

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North Carolina Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response (#0F504)

PPE comprises the clothing and devices you wear to protect your body from contact with pesticides. Wearing PPE can reduce exposure (dermal, inhalation, ocular, or oral) and thereby lower the chances of pesticide injury, illness, or poisoning. It is important that all pesticide applicators and handlers understand the protections and limitations of PPE. Proper PPE selection, use, and care are essential.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of General requirements for Structural Applicators

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North Carolina Pesticide Formulations (#0F502)

A pesticide formulation is a combination of active and inert ingredients that forms an end-use pesticide product. Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of General requirements for Structural Applicators

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North Carolina Pesticide Hazards and First Aid (#0F503)

Pesticides are designed to be toxic to living organisms so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents, fungi, and bacteria). At the same time, pesticides must be used with special care to avoid harming non-target organisms, including pesticide applicators, handlers, and anyone else exposed to the product. Pesticides can have both short-term and long-term effects on humans. As a result, pesticide users need to be concerned with the hazards associated with exposure to the chemical and not exclusively with the toxicity of the pesticide.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of General requirements for Structural Applicators

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North Carolina Pesticide Labeling (#0F501)

The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. The information printed on and attached to the pesticide container is the label. By law, pesticide users are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of General requirements for Structural Applicators

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State Requirements

How do I get my pesticide applicator's license?
All that is required to obtain your North Carolina Applicator’s License is to pass the exam and pay the exam and licensing fee.

Examination Fees:

  • Core, Dealer, Worker Protection Designated Trainer, Aerial, and Consultant - $50 each
  • Ornamental and Turf, Right-of-Way, Forestry, Public Health, Ag Pest Animal, Pet Grooming, Poultry, Ag Pest Plant, Seed Treatment, Demonstration and Research, Wood Treatment, Regulatory, and Aquatic - $20 each
  • Private - $10

License Fees (per year):

  • Ground, Aerial, Consultant, Public Utility, and Dealer - $75 each
  • Private Applicator - $10
  • Public – No Fee
  • Aircraft Inspections - $25

Do I need continuing education credits to maintain my pesticide applicators license?
Yes! All applicators in North Carolina are required to complete the continuing education requirements for each license classification.

CATEGORY

CREDITS

RENEWAL CYCLE

Aquatic

6

5 Years

Public Health

6

5 Years

Dealer

5

5 Years

Forest

6

5 Years

Right-of-Way

4

5 Years

Regulatory

6

5 Years

AG Pest Livestock/Pet/Poultry

6

5 Years

Ornamental & Turf

10

5 Years

Seed Treatment

3

5 Years

Demonstration & Research

10

5 Years

AG Pest Plant

10

5 Years

Wood Treatment

4

5 Years

Private Safety

4

3 Years

Private Specialty

4

3 Years

Aerial Methods

4

2 Years

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your courses state approved?

Yes! All our courses are state approved for structural certification ONLY. Online courses are not currently available for agricultural certification or licensing. Approval numbers are listed after the course title.

What classifications of applicator's licensing and certification does North Carolina have?
  • Private Applicators - Certification is required for private applicators (usually farmers) who wish to apply restricted-use pesticides to their agricultural commodity. These applicators are certified for three (3) years and the fee is $10 every three years.
  • Commercial Applicators – Licensing is required for the following applicators:
    • Applicators applying any type of pesticide for compensation
    • Public operators working for a state or local government that apply pesticides in the course of their work
    • Pest control consultants making recommendations for pesticide treatment of pest problems
    • The license must be renewed annually, and the fee is usually $75 per year. The licensing year operates on the calendar year (January – December).

Classifications of Commercial Applicators include the following:

  • Commercial Ground Applicators: The applicator is required to pass a certification exam appropriate to the type of application in wish the applicant chooses to work. North Carolina law requires that all individuals applying pesticide for compensation obtain licensing.
  • Public Ground Operators: This classification is reserved for employees of federal, state, county or municipal governments who apply pesticides in the course of their jobs. They are certified and licensed in the same manner as commercial applicators but no fee is charged for the public operator license. Use of the license is restricted to applications made as a government employee. Employees of public utilities are considered public operators but must pay a fee for their license.
  • Private Pesticide Applicators: Farmers (or their employees) who use restricted use pesticides during the production of their agricultural commodity. The application must be made on land that they own or lease, and applicators must be certified as Private Pesticide Applicators.
  • Aerial Applicators: This licensing classification applies to those applicators who will apply pesticides with a plan or helicopter. The aerial applicator is required to pass two exams: one in aerial methods and one in the specialty area in which they will work. Certification for aerial applicators is two years, with an annual license renewal also required.
  • Pesticide Dealers: Individuals who distribute, sell, hold, or make restricted use pesticides available to end users are required to have a Pesticide Dealer’s Licensee.
  • Pest Control Consultants: This level of licensing is reserved for individuals who intend to offer or supply technical advice, supervision or recommends the use of pesticides for a fee. Individuals applying for this license must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a biological or agricultural science, with specific coursework relevant to the area of

 

 

What are the categories and subcategories for North Carolina pesticide licensing?

The State of North Carolina currently has 15 categories and subcategories for pesticide licensing. For more information on the licensing categories, click here.

A – Aquatic
B – Public Health
D – Dealer
G – Forest
H – Right-Of-Way
I – Regulatory
K – Ag Pest Livestock/Pet/Poultry
L – Ornamental & Turf
M – Seed Treatment
N – Demonstration & Research
O – Ag Pest Plant
P – Aerial Methods
T – Wood Treatment
V – Private Safety
X – Private Specialty

Does the State of North Carolina offer reciprocity with other states?

Yes! North Carolina has reciprocal agreements with several states for certain types of applicators. Click here for more information.

How do I contact North Carolina with questions about my pesticide license?

North Carolina Department of Agriculture
Physical Address:
2 West Edenton Street   
Raleigh, NC 27601

Main Mailing Address:
1001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1001

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