Arizona Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

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!

Online Courses

Arizona Federal Pesticide Laws (#ON-290-16A)

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 Core Requirements

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Arizona Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response (#ON-294-16A)

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 Core Requirements.

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Arizona Pest Management (#ON-289-16A)

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to discuss the importance of pest identification in pest control, describe how pest population levels trigger control procedures, and give several reasons why pesticide applications may fail.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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Arizona Pesticide Application Procedures (#ON-298-16A)

Today’s pest management practices require modern equipment to apply a variety of pesticides. Pesticides may be applied as sprays, dusts, granules, gases (vapors), fogs, baits, rubs, or dips. The vast array of application equipment must be matched to the pesticide as well as to the size and type of the job. To make an effective, safe, and efficient application, read the label first. In addition, you must properly select, operate, calibrate, and maintain your equipment.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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Arizona Pesticide Formulations (#ON-292-16A)

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 Core Requirements

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Arizona Pesticide Hazards and First Aid (#ON-293-16A)

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 Core Requirements

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Arizona Pesticide Labeling (#ON-291-16A)

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 Core Requirements

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Arizona Pesticides in the Environment (#ON-195-16A)

Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment. 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.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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Arizona Planning the Pesticide Application (#ON-297-16A)

Planning is essential before beginning a pesticide application. To help plan, you should know how to select the right pesticide for the job, review the label, test for pesticide compatibility before mixing, choose what personal protective equipment to wear, transfer pesticides safely, and clean up after an application.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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Arizona Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct (#ON-296-16A)

This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored.  It is important for certified applicators to know under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products. You also need to understand the importance of communication and how to communicate with customers about what you are doing.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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State Requirements

Renewal Cycle: Annually

Renewal Deadline: May 1st

How do I get my Arizona pesticide applicator's license?

  •  Step 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.
  • Step 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.
  •  Step 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
  • Step 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 walk-in appointment, please do not mail cash. There is no charge to reschedule your exam if changed with at least 24 hours notice.
  • Step 5 - Take your exam. You must have valid photo ID with you.

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

Do I need continuing education to maintain my Arizona pesticide applicator's license?

Yes! You must obtain at least 6 hours of CE yearly.

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

Are your courses state approved?

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

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 pesticids 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?

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 Deparment 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.