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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Registered Employees must complete their continuing education by June 30 in odd-numbered years. The next recertification deadline is June 30, 2023. Credits must be completed by February 28, 2023.

Certified Operators must complete their continuing education every five years from date of initial certification. Hours must be completed 90 days prior to the certification expiration date.

CE Requirements: Every applicator must complete a specific number of continuing education hours. See chart for details

State-approved Online Pesticide Courses

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Certified Operators

Household Pest Control - 25 hours - max 10 hours from computer based training
Wood Destroying Organisms - 25 hours - max 10 hours from computer based training
Fumigation - 12 hours - max 5 hours from computer based training

Registered Employees

Household Pest Control - 8 hours - max 4 hours from computer based training
Wood Destroying Organisms - 8 hours - max 4 hours from computer based training
Fumigation - 3 hours - max 1 hours from computer based training

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Bat Damage Management | Georgia SPCS Approval #H231003

1 credit: Household Pest Control
The site of a bat hanging around a structure can be unnerving to most clients. Finding one inside a home is even more unsettling and can send the homeowner into a panic. This course will talk about the identification of bat issues, fundamentals of bat control, and a few health issues that can be quite costly for wildlife control operators and clients.

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Structural Structural
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Bed Bugs: Overview and Management | Georgia SPCS Approval #H231001

2 credits: Household Pest Control
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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Federal Pesticide Laws | Georgia SPCS Approval #H231006

1 credit: Household Pest Control
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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General Structural Pest Management 3 CR CE #W231002

3 credits: Wood Destroying Organisms
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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Inspecting Structures for Wildlife | Georgia SPCS Approval #H231002

2 credits: Household Pest Control
If you do not diagnose the problem correctly you will spend a lot of time treating something that is not there. Identify correctly and gather evidence and determine the extent of potential problems. This course will cover the basics of what to look for while inspecting a structure that has potentially been invaded by wildlife.

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Structural Structural
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IPM for Termite Prevention | Georgia SPCS Approval #W231003

1 credit: Wood Destroying Organisms
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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Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent | Georgia SPCS Approval #H231004

1 credit: Household Pest Control
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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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Georgia SPCS Approval #H231010

1 credit: Household Pest Control
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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Pesticide Formulations | Georgia SPCS Approval #H231005

1 credit: Household Pest Control
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 | Georgia SPCS Approval #H231007

1 credit: Household Pest Control
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 | Georgia SPCS Approval #H231009

1 credit: Household Pest Control
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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Pesticides in the Environment | Georgia SPCS Approval #H231008

1 credit: Household Pest Control
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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Respiratory Protection | Georgia SPCS Approval #W231000

1 credit: Wood Destroying Organisms
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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Termite Inspection and Treatment | Georgia SPCS Approval #Approval #W231001

1 credit: Wood Destroying Organisms
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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