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ONLINE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD COURSE

2018 Worker Protection Standard (WPS) - Agricultural Worker Training Program

Multiuser Training Program from Employers | Online HD Video
Includes both English and Spanish video training programs. This product will provide everything that your business needs to train your agricultural workers according to the EPA's Worker Protection Standard. This is an EPA Approved Training Program (PST 00024).
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Online California 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 California Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | California DPR Approved

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  DPR - Other
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 California.
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Right of Way: Pest Control | California DPR Approved

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  DPR - Other
This course will help applicators in California 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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Right of Way: Weed Control | California DPR Approved

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  DPR - Other
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 California.
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Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | California DPR Approved

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  DPR - Other
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 California as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | California DPR Approved

3 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  DPR - Other
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 California.  
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Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management | California DPR Approved

3 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  DPR - Other
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 California.
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Aquatic Weed Control | California DPR Approved

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  DPR - Other 
Managing aquatic weeds in California 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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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | California DPR Approved

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  DPR - Other
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in California to coordinate the effors of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators. 
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Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | California DPR Approved

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  DPR - Other
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in California including Integrated Pest managaement (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identificaiton, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  
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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | California DPR Approved

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  DPR - Other
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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Pest Identification: Rice and Cotton | California DPR Approved

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  DPR - Other
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 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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How Fungicides Work | California DPR Approved

.5 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  DPR - Other
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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Pollinator Stewardship | California DPR Approved

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  DPR - Other
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 California.
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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | California DPR Approved

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  DPR - Other
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 California.
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Federal Pesticide Laws | California DPR and SPCB Approved

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  DPR - Laws, SPCB - Rules and Regs 
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in California. 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 | California DPR and SPCB Approved

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  DPR - Other, SPCB - Rules and Regs
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 California understand the protections and limitations of PPE. 
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Pest Management | California DPR Approved

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  DPR - Other
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 California
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Pesticide Application Procedures | California DPR Approved

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  DPR - Other
Pesticides may be applied in California 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 | California DPR and SPCB Approved

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  DPR - Other, SPCB - Rules and Regs
Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations in California, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | California DPR and SPCB Approved

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  DPR - Other, SPCB - Rules and Regs
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 California 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 | California DPR and SPCB Approved

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  DPR - Law, SPCB - Rules and Regs
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users.  By law, pesticide users in California are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
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Pesticides in the Environment | California DPR Approved

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  DPR - Other
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in California. 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 | California DPR Approved

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  DPR - Other
Before beginning a pesticide application in California, 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 | California DPR and SPCB Approved

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  DPR - Other, SPCB - Rules and Regs
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in California , under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers. 
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Do I need to complete continuing education to renew my California pesticide applicator license?

Requirements for PCA, QAL, and QAC

The table below shows the amount of continuing education needed to renew your license based on the number of months between issuance and expiration. Individuals who become licensed within 12 months of expiration do not have to complete continuing educaiton.

Licensed 12- 20 Months

PCA - 20 Hours including 2 Hours of Law 
QAL - 10 Hours including 2 Hours of Law
QAC - 10 Hours including 2 Hours of Law

Licensed 12- 20 Months

PCA - 40 Hours including 4 Hours of Law
QAL - 20 Hours including 4 Hours of Law
QAC - 20 Hours including 4 Hours of Law

QAL and QAC licensees that ONLY hold category H, M, N, or Q need to complete the following continuing education rather than the amount listed above:

Licensed 12- 20 Months

H - 2 Hours including 1 Hour of Law
M - 4 Hours including 1 Hour of Law
N - 4 Hours including 1 Hour of Law
P - 4 Hours including 1 Hour of Law

Licensed 21- 24 Months

H - 4 Hours including 2 Hour of Law
M - 8 Hours including 2 Hour of Law
N - 8 Hours including 2 Hour of Law
P - 8 Hours including 2 Hour of Law

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your courses state approved?

Yes! All of our courses are state approved. Approval numbers are listed after the course title.

Who submits my continuing education to the state?
Applicators are responsible for submitting their continuing education to California. Printable certificates will be available immediately after completing courses.    
How do I get my pesticide applicator's license?
Agricultural Pest Control Advisor (PCA) –
  • Step 1 – Complete the application package
  • Step 2 – Pass the Laws, Regulations, and Basic Principles examination with at least a 70%. The exam will cost $50. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course
  • Step 3 – Pay the $80 license fee
Qualified Applicator Certification –
  • Step 1 – Complete the application package
  • Step 2 – Pass the Laws, Regulations, and Basic Principles examination with at least a 70%. The exam will cost $50. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course
  • Step 3 – Pay the $40 license fee
What classifications of applicator's licensing does California have?

The California Plant Board recognizes the following classification of applicator licensing:

  • Agricultural Pest Control Advisor – An individual who offers a recommendation on pesticide application.
  • Qualified Applicator Certification - An individual who supervises the application of restricted use materials or if you own a business that gardens and performs pest control.
  • Pest Control Aircraft Pilot Certificate Licensing – Individuals who apply pesticides by aircraft.
  • Noncommercial Applicators – Firms, persons, or government agencies who apply or oversee the application of restricted use pesticides and do not qualify as private applicators.
What are the categories and subcategories for California pesticide licensing?

The State of California currently has 10 categories and subcategories for pesticide licensing. Applicators holding a commercial license will need to pass the core exam along with at least one of these specialties.

Agricultural Pest Control Advisor
A Insects, Mites, and Other Invertebrates
B Plant Pathogens
C Nematodes
D Vertebrate Pests
E Weed Control
F Defoliation
G Plant Growth Regulators
Qualified Applicator Certification
A Residential, Industrial, and Institutional
B Landscape Maintenance
C Right-of-Way
D Plant Agriculture
E Forest
F Aquatic
G Regulatory
H Seed Treatment
I Animal Agriculture
J Demonstration and Research
K Health Related
L Wood Preservative
M Antifouling Tributyltin
N Sewer Line Root Control
O Field Fumigation
P Microbial Pest Control
Q Maintenance Gardener

My license has expired, can I still renew?

You may renew your license for up to 12 months after expiration by paying a late fee. If you do not renew your license within 6 months you must retake the Laws and Regulations exam along with all appropriate category exams.

This is my first time renewing my California pesticide applicator license, how many hours of CE do I need?

If you have been licensed less than 12 months - no CE is required
If you have been licensed 12 to 20 months - you must complete half of your CE
If you have been licensed 21 to 24 months - you must complete all of your CE

Can I use excess Laws & Regulations CE to meet Other CE requirements?

Yes.

What fees are associated with renewing my California pesticide applicator license?

Agricultural Pest Control Adviser License

  • New Application - $80
  • Fee Per Examination - $50
  • Renewal Fee - $140
  • Late Renewal Fee - $70

Pest Control Aircraft Pilot

  • New Application - $60
  • Fee Per Examination - $50
  • Renewal Fee - $90
  • Late Renewal Fee - $45

Pest Control Dealer Designated Agent License

  • New Application - $25
  • Fee Per Examination - $50
  • Renewal Fee - $120
  • Late Renewal Fee - $60

Qualified Applicator License

  • New Application - $80
  • Fee Per Examination - $50
  • Renewal Fee - $120
  • Late Renewal Fee - $60

Qualified Applicator Certificate

  • New Application - $40
  • Fee Per Examination - $50
  • Renewal Fee - $60
  • Late Renewal Fee - $30

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About our courses
We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation - Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division. 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!

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