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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Commercial applicators starting with letters M-Z need to renew by 12/31/2021. Requirements differ by category, see chart for details..

Private applicators must complete six hours of DPR-approved continuing education and renew their certification every three years.

Courses must be completed by 12/31/21 for credit.
The DPR prohibits course approval numbers to be provided prior to the completion of the course. For course approval verification please click here.

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All applicators are required to renew their certification with the DPR every two years. Names beginning with A-L renew in even number years, M-Z in odd number years. Continuing education must be completed no later than midnight on 12/31 in order to count toward recertification credits. Individuals who do not complete their CE prior to midnight on 12/31 will need to re-test with the DPR. Certificates of completion or a list of CE courses completed must be sent in with renewal paperwork.

Certified 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

Certified 21- 24 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 applicators that ONLY hold category H, M, N, or Q need to complete the following continuing education rather than the amount listed above:

Certified 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
Q - 4 hours including 1 hour of law (QAC only)

Certified 21- 24 Months

H - 4 hours - including 2 hours of law
M - 8 hours - including 2 hours of law
N - 8 hours - including 2 hours of law
P - 8 hours - including 2 hours of law
Q - 8 hours - including 2 hours of law (QAC only)

Private applicators must complete six hours of DPR approved continuing education including two hours of laws and regulations.

Certified less than 12 months

Exempt from the continuing education requirement

Certified 21- 24 months

4 hours - including 2 hours of laws and regulations

Certified 25- 36 months

6 hours - including two hours of laws and regulations

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California PCA Complete 40 Hour Bundle

Online HD Video | Pest Control Adviser
This course bundle is designed for the Pest Control Adviser license holder. (PCA) This course bundle contains the required 4 hours of law and 36 hours of training covering a wide variety of topics. All courses are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. This course bundle includes one narrated course. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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California Private Applicator Complete Bundle

Online HD Video | 6 Hours
This course bundle is designed for the California Private Applicator. The course bundle contains two hours of Law and four hours of Other credit. All courses are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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California QAL or QAC Complete 20 Hour Bundle - General Safety

Online HD Video | All Categories
This course bundle is designed for the Qualified Applicator License or Certificate holder. (QAL or QAC) This course bundle contains the required 4 hours of law and 16 hours of general pesticide safety training. All courses are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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California QAL or QAC Complete 20 Hour Bundle - Landscape Maintenance

Online HD Video | Category B
This course bundle is designed for the Qualified Applicator License or Certificate holder. (QAL or QAC) This course bundle contains the required 4 hours of law and 16 hours of training geared toward landscape maintenance (Category B) and general pesticide safety. All courses are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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California QAL or QAC Complete 20 Hour Bundle - Mosquito Control

Online HD Video | Category K
This course bundle is designed for the Qualified Applicator License or Certificate holder. (QAL or QAC) This course bundle contains the required 4 hours of law and 16 hours of training geared toward mosquito control (Category K) and general pesticide safety. All courses are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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California QAL or QAC Complete 20 Hour Bundle - Plant Agriculture

Online HD Video | Category D
This course bundle is designed for the Qualified Applicator License or Certificate holder. (QAL or QAC) This course bundle contains the required 4 hours of law and 16 hours of training geared toward plant agriculture (Category D) and general pesticide safety. All courses are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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California QAL or QAC Complete 20 Hour Bundle - Right-of-Way

Online HD Video | Category C
This course bundle is designed for the Qualified Applicator License or Certificate holder. (QAL or QAC) This course bundle contains the required 4 hours of law and 16 hours of training geared toward Right of way (Category C) and general pesticide safety. All courses are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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California QAL or QAC Complete 4 Hour Bundle - Seed Treatment

Online HD Video | Category H
This course bundle is designed for the Qualified Applicator License or Certificate holder for category H. (QAL or QAC) This course bundle contains the required 2 hours of law and 2 hours of general pesticide safety training. All courses are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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California QAL or QAC Complete 8 Hour Bundle - General Safety

Online HD Video | Categories M, N, or P
This course bundle is designed for the Qualified Applicator License or Certificate holder for categories M, N, P (QAL or QAC), or Q (QAC). This course bundle contains the required 2 hours of law and 6 hours of general pesticide safety training. All courses are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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California QAL, QAC or PCA 4 Hour Law Bundle

Online HD Video | Law
This course bundle is designed for the Qualified Applicator License or Certificate (QAL, QAC or PCA) needing the four credits of Law as required by the DPR. All courses are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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Annual Bluegrass Resistance Management | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Antimicrobials | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
Unlike most pesticides, antimicrobial pesticides can be found in a wide variety of places and are readily available to the public. Antimicrobial pesticides also have unique label requirements. This course will discuss antimicrobial pesticides, their properties, potential risks, and hazards of use.

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Application Equipment and Calibration | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Aquatic Pest Management | California DPR Approved

2.5 hours: Other
Aquatic ecosystems are extremely complex and fragile. This course covers the many aspects necessary for managing aquatic pests, from site evaluation and pest identification to pesticide application and treatment evaluation. Risk communication strategies are included, along with a variety of control methods in addition to aquatic pesticides.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2.5 credits Soil and Water Management

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Aquatic Weed Control | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
Managing aquatic weeds revolves around proper plant identification. 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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Cage Trapping Techniques | California DPR Approved

3 hours: Other
This course focuses on the use of cage and box traps in the management of vertebrate pests in both urban and suburban environments. Best practices surrounding appropriate traps for target animals, effective baits, and safe and humane use of traps will be outlined.
Certified Crop Advisors: 3 credits IPM

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Calibration Clinic - Pesticide Sprayers and Spreaders | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
Proper application of pesticides and fertilizers on turfgrass is only possible with accurately calibrated equipment. These lessons discuss the calibration of three types of application equipment: handheld or back-pack pump-up sprayers, large acreage sprayers, and fertilizer or “dry-granular” spreaders as well as several different calibration techniques.

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Common Ornamental Plant Pests | California DPR Approved

2.5 hours: Other
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.
Certified Crop Advisor: 3 credits IPM

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Common Turfgrass Weeds | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Control & Management of Unprotected Birds | California Approved

1 hour: Other
Unwanted birds can pose a problem for applicators and their clients. Some people love to feed the birds and spend hours watching birds. Once birds have become established in an area they can be difficult to control or deter. Though this course will focus on the control and management of unprotected birds, some of the techniques covered will help with the management of protected birds when a permit is issued.

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Cultural Practices for Turf Management | Arizona Approval #20742

1 credit: Agricultural
1 credit: Pest Management Division

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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | California DPR Approved

2.5 hours: 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.

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Environmental Fate and Transport of Pesticides | California Approved

1 hour: Other
Pesticides are a key factor in pest management but it is important to understand what happens to those pesticides after the application. This course will review some key characteristics of environmental factors that can affect how pesticides move and degrade in the environment.

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Federal Pesticide Laws | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Law
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare and preventing harm to the environment. This course addressed 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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Field Crop Pest Management | California DPR Approved

5 hours: Other
Pesticides protect plants and animals from insects, weeds, and diseases; improve the efficiency of food, feed, and fiber productions; and provide for greater crop yields. This course outlines various invasive pests of field crops and how an applicator can effectively treat pest invasions while protecting themselves and the environment from the adverse effects of pesticides.
Certified Crop Advisors: 5 credits Crop Management

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Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests | California DPR Approved

2 hours: Other
This course focuses on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals. Students will learn about different fumigation devices and products, and how best to comply with label restrictions to protect both non-targets and applicators from harm.

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Fruit Crop Pest Management | California DPR Approved

5 hours: Other
Pesticides protect plants and animals from insects, nematodes, weeds, and diseases; improve the efficiency of food productions, and provide for greater crop yields. This course outlines various invasive pests of fruit crops and how an applicator can effectively treat pest infestations while protecting themselves and maintaining productive fruit crop yields intended for human consumption.
Certified Crop Advisors: 4.5 credits Crop Management

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Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
This course provides a basic understanding of how fungicides work, and the basics of collecting plant material samples for testing pathogens. Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infections, fungicide mechanism, collection techniques, and collection dos and don’ts are all discussed.

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Home Lawn and Landscape Management | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
The lawn and landscape are essential elements in any residential situation. When not installed or managed properly the investment of time and money can be perceived as a waste as the lawn and landscape do not fulfill their purpose. This course will focus on the essentials of designing a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing and makes weed control easier as well as key factors for installing and establishing a functional home lawn.

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Intro to Mosquito Control | California DPR Approved

2 hours: Other
To effectively manage a mosquito population as part of an integrated pest management plan applicators must be familiar with mosquito physiology, the lifecycle of the mosquito, and various collection and surveillance methods for both adult mosquitoes and larvae. This course will talk about surveillance methods, mosquito anatomy, and touch on the diseases that are most commonly vectored by mosquitoes in the United States.

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IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
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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IPM for Turf Management | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
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, Insect Sampling, & Calibration | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
Managing your row crops takes time and attention to detail. Your IPM strategy, insect sampling techniques, and pesticide applications all need to work together. This course covers the basics of sound IPM principles, insect sampling techniques, and how to effectively calibrate your equipment to help applicators manage their crop.

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Management of Beavers | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
Beavers are protected and beneficial to the ecosystem and habitats of other animals. Managing them requires careful consideration and knowledge of state laws and permits. This course will cover common behaviors and habitat construction. It will also cover many non-lethal methods of control and requirements and ways to effectively trap beavers.

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Management of Pocket Gophers | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
The site of a fresh mound of soil in an otherwise manicured lawn or alfalfa field can be enough to send a landowner into a tizzy. Pocket gophers can be devastating to both lawns and agricultural fields if they are not properly controlled. The damage caused by pocket gophers can sometimes be confused with either moles or ground squirrels. This course will cover the basics of pocket gopher management including biology, damage, trapping, and toxicant use.

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Management of Prairie Dogs | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
Managing prairie dogs is a delicate balance between maintaining a healthy environment and keeping valuable land pest free. This course will cover environmental concerns and methods of control. It will also discuss common application methods and ways to protect yourself from hazards when using rodenticides.

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Management of Raccoons - Part A (Basic) | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
Because the management of raccoons is a detailed process, this topic is split into two courses: basic (part A) and advanced (part B). This basic course provides an overview of raccoon biology, damage, and control measures that can be taken. Additionally, this course will cover safety protocol and legal requirements of wildlife control.

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Management of Raccoons - Part B (Advanced) | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
Because the management of raccoons is a detailed process, this topic is split into two courses: basic (part A) and advanced (part B). This advanced course provides an overview of baiting principles and the different types of traps recommended for raccoons. This course will also touch on diseases carried by raccoons and how to humanely dispatch trapped raccoons.

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Management of Woodchucks | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
Woodchucks are also known as whistle pigs or groundhogs. Woodchucks are basically the building contractors for many animals in the wildlife kingdom because of the holes they dig. This course will discuss the control and management of woodchucks.

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Management of Woodpeckers | California DPR Approval

1 hour: Other
There are many species of woodpeckers and they are all protected, so managing them requires careful and diligent observation. This course will cover differences between species and common behaviors. It will also cover many non-lethal methods of control and legal requirements for lethal control.

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

2.5 hours: 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.

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Microbial Pest Management | California DPR Approved

2 hours: Other
Managing microbial pests in water systems is essential for human health and the wider environment. This course will cover pest identification and methods of control. It will also discuss common application methods and ways to protect yourself from hazards when using biocides.

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Mole Management | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
Moles can be the bane of a well-kept lawn. But is it really a mole? Moles, voles, shrews, and pocket gopher damage can look the same to the untrained eye. This course covers the physiological differences between moles and other look-alike vertebrate pests, trapping techniques, and toxicant options.

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Mosquito Identification | California DPR Approved

3 hours: Other
Correct identification of each mosquito species is an important step to managing the mosquito population in your area. Each species of mosquito has its own preferred habitat and breeding environment. This course covers the preferred habitat, breeding ground, and physiological differences between five major species of mosquitoes found throughout the United States.

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Mosquito Management & Control | California DPR Approved

2 hours: Other
Mosquito management is a daunting task for many applicators. When mosquito management is done incorrectly or isn’t done at all, mosquitoes can make public spaces unusable. This course will discuss common methods of mosquito controls, everything from physical controls to pesticides, to record-keeping, all as part of a solid integrated pest management approach to mosquito control.

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Native and Non-Native Wood Boring Insects | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
This course is a brief overview of basic identification of insects that are common to our environment including native and non-native wood boring insects. The course outlines the distinguishing physical, behavioral characteristics, and management strategies for common insects and invasive woodborers.

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Natural Areas Weed Management | California DPR Approved

3 hours: Other
This course is for agricultural pesticide applicators who want to become certified as commercial or public applicators of restricted-use pesticides for the control of natural areas. It outlines various invasive weeds in natural areas and how an applicator should go about treating natural areas with respect to wildlife and the environment.

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Ornamental Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
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. 
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
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.

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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | California DPR Approved

2 hours: 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, Cotton, and Peanuts | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
This course discusses proper inset identification for rice, cotton, and peanuts. 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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Pest Management | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
A pest is an undesirable organism that injures humans, desirable plants and animals, manufactured products, or natural substances. This course will 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.

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Pesticide Application Procedures | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
Pesticides may be applied 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 Approved

1 hour: Other
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.

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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
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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Pesticide Labeling | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Law
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. By law, pesticide users are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.

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Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets | California Approved

1 hour: Other
Pesticide labels and safety data sheets (SDS) appear to contain much of the same information. While the label is the law, an SDS is not considered the law. As an applicator, it is important to understand the difference between a pesticide label and a safety data sheet and know what information can be found in each document. This course will review the various parts of pesticide labels and safety data sheets to identify the similarities and differences.

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Pesticides in the Environment | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
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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Planning the Pesticide Application | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
Before beginning a pesticide application, 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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Pollinator Stewardship | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
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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Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics | California DPR Approved

2 hours: Laws
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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Respiratory Protection | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
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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Right-of-Way: Pest Control | California DPR Approved

4 hours: Other
This course will help applicators understand the five main groups of pests, identifying those pests, and help applicators decide on management strategies. It will also convert the main causes of plant disease, plant life cycles, and the development stages through which plants progress.

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Right-of-Way: Pest Management Overview | California DPR Approved

3 hours: Other
Pest management in right-of-way situations can be a challenge. The economic thresholds are different in right-of-way situations compared to either a landscape setting or an agricultural setting. This course provides an overview of pests common to rights-of-way, management solutions, a look at the equipment commonly used to treat rights-of-way, and a review of calibration steps for that equipment.

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Right-of-Way: Weed Control | California DPR Approved

4 hours: Other
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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Seed Treatment Product Safety | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
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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Skunks: $mell the $uccess | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
This course will discuss the lifecycle and biology of skunks, habitat modification to discourage skunks from taking up residence, trapping tips and techniques, the basics of rodenticide use, and the basics of euthanizing if allowable by law. It is important to be familiar with state and local laws regarding skunk management.

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Transportation, Storage, Security, and Professional Conduct | California DPR Approval

1 hour: Other
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products, and how to communicate these issues with customers.

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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
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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Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management | California DPR Approved

3 hours: Other
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turfgrasses, the multiple steps involved, and the different tools and techniques to successfully control the environment.

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Understanding Rodenticides & Their Labels | California DPR Approved

.5 hour: Law
.5 hour: Credit

Rodenticides are becoming a widely discussed and concerning topic in the pest control field. There is a growing public concern at the risk of secondary and non-target poisonings when rodenticides are used. As a pest control operator is it your responsibility to understand how rodenticides work and how to read their labels. This course discusses the common types of rodenticides, their appropriate application, the risks involved with the use of each type of rodenticide, and takes a look at specific label language.

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Vegetable Crop Pest Management | California DPR Approved

3 hours: Other
Pesticides protect plants and animals from insects, nematodes, weeds, and diseases; improve the efficiency of food production; and provide for greater crop yields. This course outlines various invasive pests of vegetable crops and how an applicator can effectively treat pest infestations while protecting themselves and maintaining productive vegetable crop yields intended for human consumption.
Certified Crop Advisors: 3 credits Crop Management

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Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | California DPR Approved

4 hours: Other
This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection including identification 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 as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should used.

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Voles: Biology, Damage, and Control | California DPR Approved

1 hour: Other
Voles are known by a variety of names, meadow mice or field mice for example. Voles are rodents, meaning they like to chew on things, but they rarely enter structures and are primarily a pest in landscape settings. But they are often confused with mice by many homeowners. This course will cover the basics of vole identification, biology, and damage as well as several control methods including trapping and rodenticide use.

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