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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Renewal Deadline: All applicators must renew their certification every three years based on the date of the initial certification.

CE Deadline: Continuing education operates on a three-year cycle ending on December 31st.

Courses must be completed by 12/31/21 for credit.

State-approved Online Pesticide Courses

» View Delaware's Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Requirements

Commercial Applicators

1A Agricultural - 8 Hours
1B Agricultural Animal - 4 Hours
1C Fumigation of Soils/Ag Commodities - 4 Hours
02 Forest - 4 Hours
03 Ornamental & Turf - 8 Hours
04 Seed Treatment - 2 Hours
5A Aquatic - 4 Hours
5B Antifouling Paint - 0 Hours
5C Mosquito - 4 Hours
06 Right-of-Way - 4 Hours

Industrial, Institutional, Structural & Health Related

7A General Pest Control - 18 Hours
7B Wood Destroying Pest Control - 18 Hours
7C Fumigation (Non-Agricultural) - 4 Hours
7D Wood Preservatives - 4 Hours
7E Institutional and Maintenance - 18 Hours
7F Cooling Towers - 4 Hours
7G Miscellaneous - 4 Hours
08 Public Health - 4 Hours
09 Regulatory - 4 Hours
10 Demonstration and Research - 8 Hours

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Delaware Agricultural Plant Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 Credits: 1A
This course bundle is geared toward the agricultural plant commercial applicator with an emphasis on plant production in enclosed spaces. The course bundle contains 8 credits of category 1A training. Topics include disease management in enclosed spaces, a review of pollinator stewardship, and a few general pesticide safety topics such as reading the pesticide label, pesticides in the environment, and pesticide hazards and first aid.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Agriculture Agriculture
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Delaware Agricultural Row Crop Plant Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 Credits: 1A
This course bundle is geared toward the agricultural plant commercial applicator with an emphasis on row crop plants. The course bundle contains 8 credits of category 1A training. Topics include common pest identification and management of corn, soybean, grain sorghum, rice, and cotton, a look at balancing pest management with pollinator health, and an in-depth look at reading the pesticide label.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Agriculture Agriculture
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Delaware Aquatic Pest Management Bundle

Online HD Video| 4 Credits: 5A
This course bundle is geared toward the Delaware aquatic commercial applicator. This course bundle contains 4 credits of aquatic weed management and pesticide safety training approved by the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Click on course details for a complete list of courses.

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Aquatic Aquatic
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Delaware General Pest Control Bundle

Online HD Video | 18 Credits: 7A
This course bundle is geared toward the general pest control commercial applicator. The course bundle contains 18 credits of category 7A training approved by the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Click on course details to view a detailed list of courses.

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Add To Cart $269.00
Structural Structural
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Delaware General Safety Bundle

Online HD Video| 4 Credits: PA, 1B, 1C, 02, 7C, 7D, 7F, 7G, 08, 09
This course bundle is geared toward the Delaware commercial applicator. This course bundle contains 4 credits of general safety training approved by the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Click on course details for a complete list of courses.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Delaware Mosquito Control Bundle

Online HD Video| 4 Credits: 5C
This course bundle is geared toward the mosquito control commercial applicator. This course bundle contains 5 credits of category 5C training. Topics include an introduction to mosquito control, and an overview of mosquito management.

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Mosquito Mosquito
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Delaware Ornamental and Turf Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 Credits: 03
This course bundle is geared toward the ornamental and turf commercial applicator with an emphasis on turf management. The course bundle contains 8 credits of category 03 training. Topics include turf disease identification and management, a review of IPM practices specific to turf management, common turf weeds, and cultural practices, and a refresher on how fungicides work and how to properly submit plant tissue for diagnosis and testing.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Ornamental Ornamental
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Delaware Ornamental and Turf Bundle - Vertebrate Pest Control

Online HD Video | 8 Credits: 03
This course bundle is geared toward the ornamental and turf commercial applicator with an emphasis on vertebrate pest management. The course bundle contains 8 credits of category 03 training. Click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Ornamental Ornamental
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Delaware Ornamental Pest Management Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 Credits: 03
This course bundle is geared toward the ornamental and turf commercial applicator with an emphasis on ornamental management. The course bundle contains 8 credits of category 03 training. Click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Ornamental Ornamental
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Delaware Right-of-Way Pest Management Bundle

Online HD Video| 4 Credits: 06
This course bundle is geared toward the right-of-way commercial applicator. This course bundle contains 4 credits of category 06 training approved by the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Click on course details for a complete list of courses.

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Right Of Way Right Of Way
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Annual Bluegrass Resistance Management | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 1A, 03, PA 
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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Antimicrobials | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA
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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Microbial Microbial
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Application Equipment and Calibration | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 03
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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Aquatic Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approved

2 credits: 5A
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.
 

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Aquatic Aquatic
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Aquatic Weed Control | Delaware DoA Approved

2 credits: 5A
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.
 

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Aquatic Aquatic
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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Delaware DoA Approved

2 credits: PA, 1A 
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented to coordinate the efforts of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find a balance between managing pests and protecting pollinators.
 

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Pollinator Pollinator
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Bed Bugs: Overview and Management | Delaware DoA Approved

2 credits: 7A
Structural applicators know that managing a bed bug infestation is difficult on many levels. This course looks at the history of bed bugs, current integrated pest management approaches to preventing and managing an infestation, and several of the chemical options available when your non-chemical controls and methods have failed.

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Invertebrate Invertebrate
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Calibration Clinic - Pesticide Sprayers and Spreaders | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 03 
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Common Ornamental Plant Pests | Delaware DoA Approved

3 credits: 03
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 | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 03
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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Control & Management of Unprotected Birds | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 7A
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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Structural Structural
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Control de Cucaracha Alemana | Aprobado por la DoA de Delaware

1 crédito: 7A
Las cucarachas alemanas pueden ser una plaga difícil de controlar. La tentación para la mayoría de los operadores de control de plagas es alcanzar el pesticida de inmediato, pero hay mucho más involucrado en el control de una infestación de cucarachas alemanas. Esta clase se centrará en un enfoque ecológico para las estrategias de control de cucarachas alemanas en los entornos más difíciles.

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Cockroach Cockroach
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Controlling Aquatic Pests | Delaware DoA Approved

3 credits: 5A
This course discusses managing pests in aquatic environments. It contains extensive plant identification, discussing common weed types and species. Other pests, such as insects or birds, are also covered. In addition, this course explains a variety of control methods, outlining how to use pesticides safely and the necessary first aid for any exposure. Finally, calibration of equipment is explained and example scenarios are explored.

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Aquatic Aquatic
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Cultural Practices for Turf Management | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 03
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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Turf Turf
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Delaware DoA Approved

3 credits: PA, 1A, 03 
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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Environmental Fate and Transport of Pesticides | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA, 1A, 02, 03, 5A, 5C, 06, 7A, 7B
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Federal Pesticide Laws | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA
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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Law & Regulation Law & Regulation
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Field Crop Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approval

5 credits: PA, 1A
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.
 

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Agriculture Agriculture
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Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests | Delaware DoA Approved

2 credits: 1C
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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Fumigation Fumigation
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Fruit Crop Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approved

5 credits: PA, 1A
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.
 

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Fruit Crop Fruit Crop
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Fumigation Management | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 7C
There are many regulations and requirements for the use fumigation products. One of the biggest requirements is preparing a fumigation management plan (FMP). This course will help you navigate the requirements of a fumigation product label, SDS sheet, and Applicator's Manual, and will also walk you through a step-by-step demonstration of how to fill out an FMP for the control of burrowing rodents.

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Fumigation Fumigation
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Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA, 03
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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General Structural Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approved

3 credits: 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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Structural Structural
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German Cockroach Control | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 7A
German cockroachs can be a difficult pest to control. The temptation for most pest control operators is to reach for the pesticide right away, but there is much more involved in controlling a German cockroach infestation. This class will focus on an eco-friendly approach to German roach control strategies in the most difficult environments.

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Cockroach Cockroach
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Historia del Manejo Integrado de Plagas | Aprobado por la DoA de Delaware

1 credit: PA, 03, 7A
¿Qué es manejo integrado de plagas? La realidad es que nadie se puede poner desacuerdo sobre que es el manejo integrado de plagas. Estos cursos cubrirán lo que es IPM y lo que no es y como ser practico con las estrategias de IPM.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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History of Integrated Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA, 03, 7A
What is integrated pest management? The reality is nobody can agree on what integrated pest management is. This course will cover what IPM is and what isn't and how to be practical about IPM strategies.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Home Lawn and Landscape Management | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 03
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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Turf Turf
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Interiorscape Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approved

3 credits: 03
Pesticides protect plants in your interior landscape from insects and diseases; maintain the aesthetic appeal of indoor plants, and provide a good image for your clients' establishments. This course outlines various invasive pests and diseases of interior plants and how an applicator can effectively treat pest infestations while protecting themselves and maintaining the aesthetic appeal of their clients' businesses.

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Interiorscape Interiorscape
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Intro to Mosquito Control | Delaware DoA Approved

2 credits: 5C
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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Mosquito Mosquito
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IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 03
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 Termite Prevention | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 7B
Termites are one of the most destructive pests in the United States. But there are several common-sense IPM practices that can be implemented to make a structure less inviting to termites from the start. This course will provide a review of IPM principles, termite biology, and several IPM practices to make any structure less attractive to termites.

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Termite Termite
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IPM for Turf Management | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 03
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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Turf Turf
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IPM, Insect Sampling, & Calibration | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA, 1A
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Management of Pocket Gophers | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 1A, 03
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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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management of Woodchucks | Delaware DoA Approval

1 credit: PA, 1A
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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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | Delaware DoA Approved

4 credits: 03
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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Ornamental Ornamental
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Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 7A
One of the challenges with house mice is that clients don't take house mice seriously. It's amazing how people will move heaven and earth when rats are around, but when it comes to mice they will simply say "oh, it's just a mouse!" This course will help educate applicators on the risks of allowing house mice to remain in a structure.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Microbial Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approved

2 credits: 7E, 7F
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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Microbial Microbial
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Mole Management | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 03
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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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Mosquito Identification | Delaware DoA Approved

3 credits: 5C
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 Mosquito
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Mosquito Management & Control | Delaware DoA Approved

2 credits: 5C
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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Mosquito Mosquito
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Native and Non-Native Wood Boring Insects | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 02, 03
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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Forest Forest
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Natural Areas Weed Management | Delaware DoA Approved

3 credits: 03
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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Weed Control Weed Control
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Ornamental Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 03
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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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA, 1A, 1B, 1C, 02, 03, 04, 5A, 5C, 06, 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E, 7F
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean, and Grain Sorghum | Delaware DoA Approved

2 credits: PA, 1A
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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Agriculture Agriculture
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Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Application Procedures | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA, 1A, 03, 5A, 5C, 06, 7A
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Formulations | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA, 1A, 03, 7A
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA, 1A, 1B, 1C, 02, 03, 5A, 5C, 06, 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E, 7F
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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Pesticide Labeling | Delaware DoA Approval

1 credit: PA, 1A, 03, 7A
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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Law & Regulation Law & Regulation
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Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA, 1A, 03, 7A, 7B
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticides in the Environment | Delaware DoA Approval

1 credit: PA, 1A, 02, 03, 5A, 5C, 06, 7A, 7B
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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Planning the Pesticide Application | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA, 1A, 03, 7A
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pollinator Stewardship | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA, 1A, 03, 5C, 06 
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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Public Health Pest Control | Delaware DoA Approved

3 credits: 08
Public health pests affect humans through discomfort and disease and can be found in homes and other buildings and structures. This course will outline control techniques and requirements for the most common public health pests which includes mosquitoes, flies, fleas, lice, bed bugs, cockroaches, wasps, ticks, mites, spiders, and rodents.

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Public Health Public Health
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Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics | Delaware DoA Approved

2 credits: PA, 1A, 1B, 1C, 02, 03, 04, 5A, 5C, 06, 7A, 7C, 7D, 7E, 7F 
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 | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA
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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Right-of-Way: Pest Control | Delaware DoA Approved

4 credits: 06
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 Right Of Way
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Right-of-Way: Pest Management Overview | Delaware DoA Approved

3 credits: 06
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 Right Of Way
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Right-of-Way: Weed Control | Delaware DoA Approved

4 credits: 06
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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Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approval

2 credits: 7A
An animal with a backbone or spinal column is called a vertebrate. A few vertebrates, such as rats and mice, are common pests in urban and industrial areas. Others are not pests in their normal habitats but may occasionally become pests when they conflict with humans. This course looks at basic management of common vertebrate pests. Be sure to understand all the regulations that apply in your geographic area before attempting to control vertebrate pests.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Seed Treatment Product Safety | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 04
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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Setting up a Mosquito Control Program | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 5C
Mosquito control programs manage the population of mosquitoes to reduce their damage to human health. Mosquito control is a vital public-health practice as mosquitoes are the number one vector of disease globally, spreading many diseases. Mosquitoes can cause significant pain, irritation, and infection from their bites, which are a considerable nuisance. This course outlines mosquito control's components, methods, benefits, and complexities.

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Mosquito Mosquito
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Skunks: $mell the $uccess | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 7A
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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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Structure Infesting Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approved

3 credits: 7A
Having a clear understanding of the hierarchy of insect classification is important. It helps us better understand the background of our pest decide the best course of action in controlling the pest. This course will cover some of the structure infesting pests commonly encountered by structural pesticide applicators and technicians.

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Structural Structural
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Structure Invading Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approved

3 credits: 7A
As a pest control technician, it's important to be familiar with the pests in the region as well as where they reproduce. In some cases, it is difficult to determine if the designated living space is inside or outside. This course covers the identification and management of pests that generally live outside but will invade a structure if the conditions are favorable.

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Structural Structural
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Termite Inspection and Treatment | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 7B
Inspecting and treating for termites can be a difficult process. Being familiar with common types of construction is extremely helpful. This course is a tour of the Mississippi State University Extension termite training facility. The facility consists of 12 different stations, each representing an area of a building or home where termites could enter the structure.

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Termite Termite
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Transportation, Storage, Security, and Professional Conduct | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: PA, 1A, 1C, 02, 03, 04, 5A, 5C, 06, 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 03
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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Turf Turf
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Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management | Delaware DoA Approved

3 credits: 03
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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Turf Turf
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Understanding Rodenticides & Their Labels | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 7A
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Vegetable Crop Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approved

3 credits: PA, 1A
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 vegetable crops and how an applicator can effectively treat pest infestations while protecting themselves and maintaining productive vegetable crop yields intended for human consumption.
 

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Agriculture Agriculture
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Voles: Biology, Damage, and Control | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 03
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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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Wood Destroying Pest Management | Delaware DoA Approved

6 credits: 7B
Termites are just one of the many wood-destroying pests found throughout the United States. Carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, and wood-damaging fungi can also cause severe structural damage if not properly managed. This course will cover the primary wood-destroying pests found through the country, the recommended treatments for each of those pests, and the primary sources of excess structural moisture.

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Structural Structural
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Wood Treatment | Delaware DoA Approved

4 credits: 7D
Wood is the most renewable resource, and the extraction and processing of wood products take far less energy, carbon, and water than other raw materials. To use wood as a structural material for various demands, such as utility poles, fence posts, marine pilings, lumber, timbers, and plywood, the wood must be properly treated with chemicals to protect the wood from pests.

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Wood Treatment Wood Treatment
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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | Delaware DoA Approved

1 credit: 5C
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.
 

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Mosquito Mosquito
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