Georgia Pesticide Applicator

Renewal Deadline:
Every 5-Years on the anniversary of license issuance.

CE Requirements:
Differs by license. See below for details.

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Online Georgia Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Package

Georgia Pesticide Safety 6 Credit Bundle

Online HD Video | 6 credits in all categories
This course bundle is geared toward all applicators who are looking for a review of pesticide safety practices. The courses contained in this bundle have been approved for continuing education credits for all certification categories. Topics include environmental impacts, pesticide formulations, federal laws, common pesticide hazards and first aid, pesticide labeling, and a review of personal protective equipment. View the course details for a list of courses.

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Georgia Right of Way 6 Credit Bundle

Online HD Video | 6 credits Right of Way (Category 27)
This course bundle is geared toward commercial applicators who hold a right of way (category 27) certification. The course bundle contains 6 credits of right of way training. Topics include weed management in right of way areas, pesticide transportation and storage basics, and a review of pesticide application procedures. View the course details for a list of courses.

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Georgia Agricultural Plant 10 Credit Bundle

Online HD Video | 10 credits Agricultural Plant (Category 21)
This course bundle is geared toward the agricultural commercial applicator. The course bundle contains 10 credits of agricultural plant (category 21) training. Topics include common pests of corn, soybean, grain sorghum, rice, cotton, and peanuts, pollinator health, common application equipment and calibration, integrated pest management, insect sampling, and a brief overview of how fungicides work. View the course details for a list of courses.

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Georgia Ornamental & Turf 10 Credit Bundle

Online HD Video | 10 credits Ornamental & Turf (Category 24)
This course bundle is geared toward the ornamental and turf commercial applicator. The course bundle contains 10 credits of ornamental and turf (category 24) training. Topics include management strategies for disease issues in turf and the landscape, IPM tactics for turf management, common turfgrass weed identification, and a more in depth look at cultural practices for turf management. View the course details for a list of courses.

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Online Georgia Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Right of Way: Pest Control | Georgia Approval #R18-A0087

4 credits: 27  
This course will help applicators in Georgia 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 | Georgia Approval #R18-A0088

4 credits: 27  
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 Georgia.

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Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | Georgia Approval #R18-A0090

4 credits: 35 
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 in Georgia as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.

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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | Georgia Approval #R18-A0084

4 credits: 24 
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 Georgia.

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Cage Trapping Techniques | Georgia Approval #R18-A0080

3 credits: 31; 35; or 38
This course focuses on the use of cage and box traps in the management of vertebrate pests in both urban and suburban environments in Georgia. Best practices surrounding appropriate traps for target animals, effective baits, and safe and humane use of traps will be outlined.

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Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management | Georgia Approval #18-A0089

3 credits: 24 
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 Georgia.

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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Georgia Approval #R18-A0081

3 credits: 24 
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 Georgia.  

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Mosquito Identification | Georgia Approval #R19-00493

3 credits: 41 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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Intro to Mosquito Control | Georgia Approval #R19-00492

2 credits: 41 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 Management & Control | Georgia Approval #R19-00494

2 credits: 41 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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Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics | Georgia Approval #R19-00490

2 credits: 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, or 41 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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GA PS Bed Bugs: Overview and Management | Georgia Approval #R19-00491

2 credits: 35 Structural applicators in Georgia 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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Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests | Georgia Approval #R18-A0082

2 credits: 32; 35; or 38
This course focuses on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals in Georgia. 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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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Georgia Approval #R18-A0079

2 credits: 21 or 24 
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in Georgia to coordinate the efforts of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators. 

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Aquatic Weed Control | Georgia Approval #R18-A0078

2 credits: 26 
Managing aquatic weeds in Georgia 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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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | Georgia Approval #R18-A0085

2 credits: 21
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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Seed Treatment Product Safety | Georgia Approval #R18-943

1 credit: 25
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 in Georgia 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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Application Equipment and Calibration | Georgia Approval #R19-00097

1 credit: 10; 21; 24
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 in Georgia 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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Common Turfgrass Weeds | Georgia Approval #R18-A0092

1 credit: 24
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 in Georgia with a working knowledge of weed biology, weed identification, and how herbicides work.

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Cultural Practices for Turf Management | Georgia Approval #R18-A0095

1 credit: 24
Turf responds best to consistent cultural practices including mowing, irrigating, and fertilizing. But as turf managers in Georgia 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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Row Crop Basics: IPM, Insect Sampling, & Calibration | Georgia Approval #R19-00096

1 credit: 10; 21; 24 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 Georgia applicators manage their crop.

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Pest Identification: Rice, Cotton, and Peanuts | Georgia Approval #R18-A0096

1 credit: 21
This course discusses proper insect 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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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | Georgia Approval #R18-A0094

1 credit: 24
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 in Georgia an overview of these common pests and strategies for their management. 

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IPM for Turf Management | Georgia Approval #R18-945

1 credit: 24
As a turf manager in Georgia 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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Identification & Control of Noxious Weeds | Georgia Approval #R18-944

1 credit: 21; 24
Managing noxious weeds can be a tricky proposition. Applicators need to be aware of both the federal and state noxious weed lists and how that affects management tactics. This course covers several weeds on the federal noxious weeds list as well as other noxious weeds found throughout the southeastern United States.

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Pollinator Stewardship | Georgia Approval #R18-A0086

1 credit: 21, 24 
This course provides an outline of the primary concerns of the bee-keeping industry including colony collapse disorder (CCD), factors affecting honeybee decline, invasive insects, fungal disease, best practices for pollinator stewardship, and minimizing pesticide risks for pollinators in Georgia.

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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | Georgia Approval #R18-A0091

1 credit: 41  
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 Georgia.

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IPM for Termite Prevention | Georgia Approval #R18-A0093

1 credit: 35
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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How Fungicides Work | Georgia Approval #R18-A0083

1 credit: 21 or 24  
This course provides a basic understanding of fungicides and how they work. Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infestations, and fungicide mechanism are all discussed using easy to follow diagrams explained by the on-screen instructor.

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Federal Pesticide Laws | Georgia Approval #R16-719

1 credit: 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, or 41
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare and preventing harm to the environment in Georgia. 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 | Georgia Approval #R16-720

1 credit: 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, or 41
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 Georgia understand the protections and limitations of PPE. 

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Pest Management | Georgia Approval #R16-721

1 credit: 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, or 41
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 Georgia. 

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Pesticide Application Procedures | Georgia Approval #R16-722

1 credit: 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, or 41
Pesticides may be applied in Georgia 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 | Georgia Approval #R16-723

1 credit: 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, or 41
Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations in Georgia, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.

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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Georgia Approval #R16-724

1 credit: 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, or 41
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 Georgia 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 | Georgia Approval #R16-725

1 credit: 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, or 41
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. By law, pesticide users in Georgia are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.

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Pesticides in the Environment | Georgia Approval #R16-726

1 credit: 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, or 41
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in Georgia. 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 | Georgia Approval #R16-727

1 credit: 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, or 41
Before beginning a pesticide application in Georgia, 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 | Georgia Approval #R16-728

1 credit: 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, or 41
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in Georgia, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers. 

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Online Worker Protection Standard Course

2019 Worker Protection Standard (WPS) - Agricultural Worker Training Program (Unlimited)

Train Unlimited Workers | EPA Worker PST 00024 | EPA Handler PST 00018; 00022; or 00027
(Handler materials provided through PERC) This EPA Approved Training Program provides everything your business needs to train your agricultural workers. This video program comes in both English and Spanish and trains unlimited workers. Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

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2019 Worker Protection Standard (WPS) - Agricultural Worker Training Program (25 Workers)

Train 25 Workers | EPA Worker PST 00024 | EPA Handler PST 00018; 00022; or 00027
(Handler materials provided through PERC) This EPA Approved Training Program provides everything your business needs to train your agricultural workers. This video program comes in both English and Spanish and trains up to 25 workers. Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

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$159.00
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Online Georgia Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course

Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam Prep Program

12 Hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual. The test administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency will cover this information along with state, tribe, etc. specific information. Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of pesticide safety principles. 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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Turfgrass Pest Management Exam Prep

8 Hour | Online HD Video This course is intended as a study guide for the Turfgrass Pest Management category exam. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of turf management principles. By learning how to manage your turf correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.

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$89.00
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Mosquito Control Exam Prep

8 Hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the Mosquito Management category exam. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation to mosquito managment and control the mosquito populations in and around your home or park. 

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Georgia Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Requirements

  • Option 1 – Take the commercial applicator’s exam again or participate in private applicator training again.
  • Option 2 – Accumulate the required re-certification credit hours during your five-year license period.
    • Private applicators need three recertification hours to renew.
    • Commercial applicators need either six or ten recertification hours per licensed category to renew.

6 Credit Categories
Animal Agriculture
Forest Pest Control
Seed Treatment
Aquatic Pest Control
Right-of-Way
Regulatory
Industrial Structure & Health
Wood Treatment
Antimicrobial

10 Credit Categories
Agriculture Plant
Ornamental & Turf
Public Health
Mosquito Control

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Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Georgia Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program. Our instructor-led 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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