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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Renewal Deadline: Applicators must renew their certification by December 31 each year.

CE Requirements: Applicators must complete a 4-credit recertification program for each category.

State-approved Online Pesticide Courses
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Aquatic Pest Management | Washington DC DOEE Approval #0003P5

4 credits: 00, 5, 11J
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 – 2 credits IPM

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General Safety - Hazards and PPE | Washington DOEE Approval #0003QD

4 credits: 00
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 nontarget organisms, including pesticide applicators, handlers, and anyone else exposed to the product.

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General Safety - Labels and Laws | Washington DC DOEE Approval #0003QC

4 credits: 00
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 present.

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General Structural Pest Management | Washington DC DOEE Approval #0003QB

4 credits: 00, 7A
As certified or licensed professionals we have legal responsibilities that we must fulfill in every job that we do. Not only do have to control pests, but we also have to do the paperwork and legwork that documents our applications. This course reviews the basics of general structural pest management.

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Landscape Disease and Pest Management | Washington DC DOEE Approval #0003N5

4 credits: 00, 3A, 3B, 3C
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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor credit

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Mosquito Management and Control | Washington DC DOEE Approval #0003N4

4 credits: 00, 8, 11H
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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Ornamental Plant Pest Management | Washington DC DOEE Approval #0003N1

4 credits: 00, 3A, 3B, 3C, 6, 7C
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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor credit

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Right-of-Way: Pest Management Overview | Washington DC DOEE Approval #0003Q9

4 credits: 00, 6
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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Structural Vertebrate Pest Management | Washington DC DOEE Approval #0003N2

4 credits: 00, 7C, 7E
Rodents and birds sometimes choose to make their nests inside structures inhabited by people and become unwelcome guests. This course will cover the management of bats, mice, and unprotected birds as well as the use of rodenticides.

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Turf Pest Management | Washington DC DOEE Approval #0003N3

4 credits: 00, 3B
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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor credit

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