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Online Arizona Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course

Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam Prep Program

12 Hour Exam Prep | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for preparing to take the Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency. Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator. This certification course benefits both you and the general public. By learning how to handle pesticides correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.
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Online Arizona Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Right of Way: Weed Control | Arizona Approval #17951

4 Hour | Approved for 4 Credit:  Agricultural; Pest Management 
This course will review the methods and techniques to manage vegetation on rights of way and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species, sites, objects or the environment in Arizona.
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Right of Way: Pest Control | Arizona Approval #17952

4 Hour | Approved for 4 Credit:  Agricultural; Pest Management 
This course will help applicators in Arizona understand the five main groups of pests, identifying those pests , and help applicators decide on management strategies.  It will also cover the main causes of plant disease, plant life cycles, and the developmental stages through which plants progress.
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Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | Arizona Approval #17982

4 Hour | Approved for 4 Credit:  Pest Management 
This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection including indentification based on habitat, routes of entry, scat and tracks.  It will help you understand the unique biological and legal risks that are involved with the inspection process in Utah as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.
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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | Arizona Approval #17983

4 Hour | Approved for 4 Credit:  AG/PMD
This course teaches the basics of disease management for landscape plantings, cost minimizing strategies, and tools and techniques needed to successfully control disease in the highly competitive world of landscaping in Utah.
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Arizona Approval #17980

3 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  Agricultural; Pest Management 
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management in enclosed spaces where exposure is increased, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the environment in Arizona.  
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Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management | Arizona Approval #17981

3 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  Agricultural; Pest Management 
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turf grasses, the multiple steps involved, and the different tools and techniques to successfully control the environment in Arizona.
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Pest Identification: Rice and Cotton | Arizona Approval #17953

2 Hour | Approved for 2 Credit:  Agricultural
This course discusses proper insect and plant pathogen sampling techniques as well as pest identification for Rice and Cotton.  Each pest and pathogen are identified according to vaiours stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.
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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | Arizona Approval #17949

2 Hour | Approved for 2 Credit:  Agricultural
This course discusses pest identification and management strategies for corn, soybean and grain sorghum.  Each species is identified according to various stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.
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Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | Arizona Approval #17954

2 Hour | Approved for 2 Credit:  Agricultural; Pest Management 
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in Arizona including Integrated Pest managaement (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identificaiton, and pesticide application equipment calibration. 
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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Arizona Approval #17955

2 Hour | Approved for 2 Credit:  Agricultural; Pest Management 
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in Arizona to coordinate the effors of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators. 
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Aquatic Weed Control | Arizona Approval #17956

2 Hour | Approved for 2 Credit:  Agricultural; Pest Management 
Managing aquatic weeds in Arizona revolves around proper plant identificaiton.  Tailoring management strategies to address specific aquatic plant life is only possible through accurate identification.  This course teaches the basics of aquatic weed identification, and the different approaches to aquatic plant management.
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Pollinator Stewardship | Arizona Approval #17948

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Agricultural; Pest Management 
This course provides an outline of the primary concerns of the bee-keeping industry including colony collapse disorder (CCD), factors effecting honey bee decline, invasive insects, fungal disease, best practices for pollinator stewardship, and minimizing pesticide risks for pollinators in Arizona.
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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | Arizona Approval #17950

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Agricultural; Pest Management 
This course covers a range of mosquito-borne diseases with an emphasis on the Zika Virus.  Zika's extent, side effects, testing and diagnostics are detailed along with protection and reduction techniques of mosquitoes to minimize the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases in Arizona.
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How Fungicides Work | Arizona Approval #17979

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Agricultural; Pest Management 
This course provides a basic understanding of fungicides and how they work.  Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infestions, and fungicide mechanism are all discussed using easy to follow diagrams explained by the on-screen instructor.
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Federal Pesticide Laws | Arizona Approval #18015

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Ag, PMD
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in Arizona. This course addresses the Federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest.  
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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Arizona Approval #18011

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Ag, PMD
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 in Arizona understand the protections and limitations of PPE.
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Pest Management | Arizona Approval #18009

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Ag, PMD
This course addresses the Federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal of Pesticides while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in Arizona.
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Pesticide Application Procedures | Arizona Approval #18013

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Ag, PMD 
Pesticides may be applied in Arizona as sprays, dusts, granules, gases (vapors), fogs, baits, rubs, or dips and require the correct equipment for the pesticide as well as the job size and type. In addition, you must properly select, operate, calibrate, and maintain your equipment.
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Pesticide Formulations | Arizona Approval #18016

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Ag, PMD
Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations in Arizona, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Arizona Approval #18017

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Ag, PMD
Pesticides are designed to be toxic so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents, fungi, and bacteria) while not harming non-target organisms and anyone else exposed to the product.  Pesticide users in Arizona need to be concerned with the hazards associated with exposure to the chemical and not just the toxicity of the pesticide.
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Pesticide Labeling | Arizona Approval #18018

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Ag, PMD
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users.  By law, pesticide users in Arizona are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
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Pesticides in the Environment | Arizona Approval #18014

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Ag, PMD 
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in Arizona. Initially, hazards to humans were the primary reason the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided to classify a pesticide as a restricted-use product.
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Planning the Pesticide Application | Arizona Approval #18010

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Ag, PMD
Before beginning a pesticide application in Arizona, you should know how to select the right pesticide for the job, review the label, test for pesticide compatibility before mixing, select personal protective equipment, transfer pesticides safely, and clean up after an application.
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Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct | Arizona Approval #18012

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Ag, PMD
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in Arizona, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers.
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State Requirements

 

Renewal Cycle: Annual
Renewal Deadline: May 1st

Do I need continuing education to maintain my Arizona pesticide applicator's license?
Yes! You must obtain at least 6 hours of CE yearly and 1 credit hour pertaining to each of your license categories. 

How do I renew my Arizona pesticide applicator license?

  1. Complete the appropriate continuing education by May 1st
  2. Complete the Arizona Department of Agriculture Pest Management Division renewal process online by May 31st  
  3. Applicators -pay $75 and
    Qualified Applicators - pay $100

Who submits my continuing education to the state?
Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your completed credits to the state for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my Arizona pesticide applicator's license?
  1.  Submit your Certified Applicator (CA) or Certified Qualified Applicator (QA) application and applicable fees. Certified Applicator fee is $75. Certified Qualified Applicator fee is $100.
  2. Once approved, you will receive a letter indicating the approval date and expiration date of your application along with examination categories for which you are approved.
  3. Contact Metro Institute (exam facilitator) at 602-452-2900 or 877-533-2900 to schedule your exam. Or schedule online at http://www.metrosignup.com/signup/index.asp
  4. Pay your fee, currently $55 per exam. You may pay by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Mail check to:
    Metro Institute
    331 N First Ave Suite 100
    Phoenix, AZ 58003
    You may also bring the fee with you for a walk-in appointment, please do not mail cash. There is no charge to reschedule your exam if changed with at least 24 hours notice.
  5. Take your exam. You must have valid photo ID with you.

AZ Testing Sites: Phoenix, Glendale, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott, Kingman, Yuma

Are your courses state approved?

Yes! All of our courses are approved by the Arizona Department of Agriculture, Office of Pest Management.

What happens if I'm late renewing my license?

You will be charged an additional renewal fee.
Applicators - $37.50
Certified Qualified Applicators - $50.00

What classifications of applicators licensing does Arizona have?

Arizona has established two levels of licensing for pesticide applicators; Certified Applicators and Certified Qualified Applicators.

  • Certified Applicators - persons licensed by the Office of Pest Management (OPM) tor provide pest management services. Applicators may apply restricted and general use pesticides while employed by a business (business must also be OPM licensed) or for a political subdivision.
  • Certified Qualified Applicators - Holds all the privileges of certified applicators, and may also be registered as the Qualifying Party of an OPM Business Licensee.
What certification categories has Arizona established?

The license categories are:

Category 1 - Industrial & Institutional
Category 2a - Wood Destroying Organism Treatment
Category 2b - Wood Destroying Insect Inspection
Category 3 - Ornamental & Turf
Category 4 - Right of Way
Category 5 - Aquatic
Category 6 - Fumigation
Category 7 - Wood Preservation

Does the State of Arizona offer reciprocity with other states for pesticide applicators?

Yes! To obtain either a Certified Applicator or Certified Qualified Applicator license you will need the following information:

Certification Reciprocation Application and the appropriate application fee (currently $75 for Certified Applicators or $100 for Certified Qualified Applicators) to
Arizona Department of Agriculture
Office of Pest Management
1688 W Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Course Demo

Here is short preview from the Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct course.

Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Arizona Department of Agriculture for Arizona Applicators. 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!

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

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