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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Applicators are required to renew their certification every year by December 31st. Applicators have the option to renew their certification for either one year or two. CE requirements for both years must be met before renewing. Courses expire on 5/31 and new courses will be available early June.

Private or Golf Applicators (PUP) must complete 3 CEUs each year.
Commercial Applicators (PUC) must complete 6 CEUs each year.
Pest Control Advisors (PCA) must complete 15 CEUs each year.
Credits do NOT need to be category specific.

State-approved Online Pesticide Courses
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Arizona Commercial (PUC), Private/Golf (PUP), or PCA 3 Credit Bundle - General Safety #1

Online HD Video | Agricultural Division
This course bundle is designed for all Arizona Applicators and Pest Control Advisors as certified by the Agricultural Division. The course bundle contains 3 credits of training approved the the Arizona Department of Agriculture for agricultural credit. Course topics focus on general pesticide safety. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Arizona Commercial (PUC), Private/Golf (PUP), or PCA 3 Credit Bundle - General Safety #2

Online HD Video | Agricultural Division
This course bundle is designed for all Arizona Applicators and Pest Control Advisors as certified by the Agricultural Division. The course bundle contains 3 credits of training approved the the Arizona Department of Agriculture for agricultural credit. Course topics focus on general pesticide safety. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Arizona Commercial (PUC), Private/Golf (PUP), or PCA 3 Credit Bundle - Golf Course Turf Pests

Online HD Video | Agricultural Division
This course bundle is designed for all Arizona Applicators and Pest Control Advisors as certified by the Agricultural Division. The course bundle contains 3 credits of training approved the the Arizona Department of Agriculture for agricultural credit. Course topics focus on golf course turf pests. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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Turf Turf
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Arizona Commercial (PUC), Private/Golf (PUP), or PCA 3 Credit Bundle - Turf Management

Online HD Video | Agricultural Division
This course bundle is designed for all Arizona Applicators and Pest Control Advisors as certified by the Agricultural Division. The course bundle contains 3 credits of training approved the the Arizona Department of Agriculture for agricultural credit. Course topics focus on golf course turf management. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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Turf Turf
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Arizona Commercial (PUC), Private/Golf (PUP), or PCA 6 Credit Bundle - Ornamental Pest Management

Online HD Video | Agricultural Division
This course bundle is designed for all Arizona Applicators and Pest Control Advisors as certified by the Agricultural Division. The course bundle contains 6 credits of training approved the the Arizona Department of Agriculture for agricultural credit. Course topics focus on ornamental plant pest management. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Arizona Commercial (PUC), Private/Golf (PUP), or PCA 6 Credit Bundle - Turf Management

Online HD Video | Agricultural Division
This course bundle is designed for all Arizona Applicators and Pest Control Advisors as certified by the Agricultural Division. The course bundle contains 6 credits of training approved the the Arizona Department of Agriculture for agricultural credit. Course topics focus on turf management and common turf pests. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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Turf Turf
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Annual Bluegrass Resistance Management | Arizona Approval #24765

1 CEU: Agricultural
Annual bluegrass has historically been an important weed of many, if not most, commodity and specialty crops. The extensive reliance upon herbicides as the primary means of control has led to an almost overwhelming presence of herbicide resistance. This course will discuss the currently reported cases of annual bluegrass resistance to various herbicides and how to develop an effective herbicide program.

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Weed Control Weed Control
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Application Equipment and Calibration | Arizona DA Approval #24766

1 credit: Agricultural
When pesticide applications become necessary for good turf management, it's important to understand how the application equipment works and how to properly calibrate the equipment. This course will provide turf managers with an understanding of the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on turf and how to properly calibrate the equipment.
 

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Common Ornamental Plant Pests | Arizona Approval #24827

3 credits: Agricultural
Pest management of ornamental plants involves multiple steps from growing a healthy plant that is more resistant to pest damage to correctly identifying the problem when present. This course will cover the most common pests of ornamental plants.
 

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Common Turfgrass Weeds | Arizona Approval #24887

1 credit: Agricultural
Managing weeds in a turf stand can be a tricky proposition. Often times the client fails to recognize that the presence of weeds in a turf stand is the result of poor turf, not the cause. This course will provide applicators with a working knowledge of weed biology, weed identification, and how herbicides work.
 

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Turf Turf
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Cultural Practices for Turf Management | Arizona Approval #24886

1 credit: Agricultural
Turf responds best to consistent cultural practices including mowing, irrigating, and fertilizing. But as turf managers know, there is a right way and a wrong way to do these. This course covers the dos and don'ts of good cultural practices that will result in a healthy vigorous turf that will be enjoyed for years.
 

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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Arizona Approval #24884

3 credit: Agricultural
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.
 

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Ornamental Ornamental
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IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management | Arizona Approval #24883

1 credit: Agricultural
IPM of ornamental plants involves multiple steps; producing a healthy plant, correctly identifying the problem, recognizing that there will always be some pests and damage, and only using pesticides as a last resort. This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for ornamental plants, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully provide your clients with a healthy and attractive landscape.

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Ornamental Ornamental
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IPM for Turf Management | Arizona Approval #24889

1 credit: Agricultural
As a turf manager, you'll need to be more than someone who just applies pesticides. Good turf management requires the use of all the tools in the toolbox. This course will touch on the best practice cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical controls for turf management.
 

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IPM Practices for Landscape Pest Management | Arizona Approval #24888

1 credit: Agricultural
This Effective Pesticide Applications in Landscape and Turf Settings course, which is approved by the Arizona Department of Agriculture, discusses benefits and considerations for pesticide applicators in Arizona who are developing an agricultural integrated pest management (IPM) program. Topics include a variety of pest management methods, such as mechanical and cultural control, augmentation, pesticide use, and sanitation.

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Ornamental Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration | Arizona Approval #24890

1 credit: Agricultural
When pesticide applications become necessary for good ornamental plant management it's important to understand how application equipment works and how to properly calibrate the equipment. This course will discuss the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on ornamental plants, the way to calculate the volume of solution needed, and how to properly calculate the flow rate of the equipment.
 

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Pesticide Emergency Management and Environmental Protection | Arizona Approval #24895

1 credit: Agricultural
This course examines ways Arizona pest managers can protect people and the environment from pesticide hazards through safe and legal pesticide use. The course emphasizes elements of safe handling and application, including management plans and pesticide alternatives. Learn best practices for public and environmental safety like posting notifications and public warning signs.

 

 

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Arizona Approval #24894

1 credit: Agricultural
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 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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticides in the Environment | Arizona Approval #24891

1 credit: Agricultural
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.
 

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pollinator Stewardship | Arizona Approval #24882

1 credit: Agricultural
This course provides an outline of the primary concerns of the bee-keeping industry including colony collapse disorder (CCD), factors affecting honey bee decline, invasive insects, fungal disease, best practices for pollinator stewardship, and minimizing pesticide risks for pollinators.
 

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Pollinator Pollinator
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Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics | Arizona Approval #24896

2 credits: Agricultural
Labels are increasing in complexity and depth of information. It is never suggested that anyone try to memorize a pesticide label. By reviewing parts of a label and recognizing label language and use, we hope that you feel more comfortable with the information on pesticide labels and feel confident in understanding the information the present.

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Law & Regulation Law & Regulation
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Respiratory Protection | Arizona Approval #24897

1 credit: Agricultural
When the pesticide label requires a respirator it's important to know how to use a respirator safely. This course outlines the types of respirators available, proper fit, and inspection/maintenance requirements.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Review of Pesticide Use Hazards | Arizona Approval #24909

1 credit: Agricultural
This course teaches Arizona pest managers about the classifications and hazards of pesticides. You will learn how to recognize the toxicity danger pesticides present to humans, pets, wildlife and the environment, plus the categories and designations of various pesticides.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Right-of-Way: Weed Control | Arizona Approval #22196

4 credits: Agricultural
This course will review the methods and techniques to manage vegetation on right-of-ways and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species, sites, objects, or the environment.

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Right Of Way Right Of Way
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Seed Treatment Product Safety | Arizona Approval #24989

1 credit: Agricultural
In the last ten years, there has been a resurgence of treated seed use, largely due to the advent of improved chemical performance. We as agricultural producers are obviously concerned about the more modern applications of these processes. This course outlines the benefits and risks associated with treated seed products.

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Agriculture Agriculture
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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | Arizona DA Approval #24899

1 credit: Agricultural
There are a variety of diseases, disorders, insects, and vertebrate pests that can cause problems in turfgrass. This course will give applicators and turf managers an overview of these common pests and strategies for their management.
 

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