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Online Hawai'i Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Forest Pest Management Related Courses

Native and Non-Native Wood Boring Insects | Hawai'i Approval #3539

1 credit: 2, 3, 10
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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Ornamental and Turf Courses

Common Ornamental Plant Pests | Hawai'i Approval #3226

3 CEUs: 1a, 3, 10
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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Common Turfgrass Weeds | Hawai'i Approval #3311

1 CEU: 3, 6, 10
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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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | Hawai'i Approval #3568

1 CEU: 3, 10
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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Cultural Practices for Turf Management | Hawai'i Approval #3307

1 credit: 3, 6, 10
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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Annual Bluegrass Resistance Management | Hawai'i Approval #3244

1 CEU: 1a, 3, 6, 10, Private 1
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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Natural Areas Weed Management | Hawai'i Approval #3537

3 credits: 2, 10
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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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Hawai'i Approval #3565

2 CEUs: 7c, 8, 9, 10
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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Aquatic Pest Management Related Courses

Aquatic Weed Control | Hawai'i Approval #3241

1 credit: 5, 10
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 Pest Management | Hawai'i Approval #3536

2.5 credits: 5, 10
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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Swimming Pool Pest Management | Hawai'i Approval #3538

1 credit: 5, 7c, 7d, 10
One of the main factors in swimming pool maintenance is water chemistry. A few different facets need to be maintained. These include the organic content in the water, the pH of the water, total alkalinity, and calcium hardness. This course covers the basics of swimming pool pest management.
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Bed Bugs: Overview and Management | Hawai'i Approval #3309

2 CUEs: 7c, 7d, 8, 9, 10
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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Termite Inspection and Treatment | Hawai'i Approval #3279

1 credit: 7b, 10
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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Vertebrate Pest Control Related Courses

Cage Trapping Techniques | Hawai'i Approval #3310

3 credits: 7c, 7d, 8, 9, 10
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.
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Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent | Hawai'i Approval #3227

1 CEU: 7C, 10
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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Bat Damage Management | Hawai'i Approval #3308

1 CEU: 7C, 10
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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Euthanasia & Carcass Disposal: Methods & Pitfalls | Hawai'i Approval #3566

1 CEU: 7c, 8, 9, 10
This topic, while not often talked about, is something that everyone in wildlife control has to deal with. It is one of those unmentionables, but we need to talk about it in detail because it’s something you’re going to need to encounter if you’re going to be a full-fledged wildlife control operator. This course will cover methods for euthanizing animals, ways to dispose of the deceased animal, and pitfalls to avoid to maintain public relations and appearance.
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Pollinator Health Related Courses

Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Hawai'i Approval #3245

1 CEU: 1A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7C, 9, 10, Private 1
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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Pesticide Basics and Safety Courses

Federal Pesticide Laws | Hawai'i Approval #3233

1 credit: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 8, 9, 10, 11, Private 1
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare and preventing harm to the environment. 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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Pesticide Labeling | Hawai'i Approval #3236

1 CEU: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 8, 9, 10, 11, Private 1
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 Application Procedures | Hawai'i Approval #3226

1 credit: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 8, 9, 10, 11, Private 1
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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Application Equipment and Calibration | Hawai'i Approval #3242

1 credit: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 8, 9, 10, 11, Private 1
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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Calibration Clinic - Pesticide Sprayers and Spreaders | Hawai'i Approval #3306

1 credit: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 8, 9, 10, 11, Private 1 
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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Environmental Fate and Transport of Pesticides | Hawai'i Approval #3569

1 CEU: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 8, 9, 10, Private 1
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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Pesticides in the Environment | Hawai'i Approval #3232

1 credit: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 8, 9, 10, 11, Private 1
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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Pesticide Formulations | Hawai'i Approval #3234

1 credit: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 8, 9, 10, 11, Private 1
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 | Hawai'i Approval #3230

1 CEU: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 8, 9, 10, 11, Private 1
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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Pest Management | Hawai'i Approval #3637

1 credit: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 8, 9, 10, 11, Private 1
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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Planning the Pesticide Application | Hawai'i Approval #3238

1 CEU: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 8, 9, 10, 11, Private 1
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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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Hawai'i Approval #3239

1 CEU: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 8, 9, 10, 11, Private 1
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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Transportation, Storage, Security, and Professional Conduct | Hawai'i Approval #3240

1 CEU: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 8, 9, 10, 11, Private 1
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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Antimicrobials | Hawai'i Approval #3243

1 CEU: 1a, 3, 7c, 7d, 7f, 8, 9, 10, Private 1
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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Online Worker Protection Standard Course

2021 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. This training program is accessible for the 2021 calendar year.
Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

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2021 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. Training program is accessible for the entire 2021 calendar year.
Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

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Safety Compliance Bundle

Meet safety compliance requirements with these 15-20 safety minute videos.

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (2 classes)
  2. Pesticides in the Environment (2 classes)
  3. Transportation, Storage, and Security (2 classes)
  4. Emergency Response

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Online Hawai'i Pesticide Applicator Initial Certification Prep Courses

Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Standards Training Program and Practice Test

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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Ornamental Plant Pest Management Exam Prep

8 Hour | Online HD Video
Pest management of ornamental plants involves multiple steps. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of ornamental pest management principles. By learning how to manage the landscape correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.

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Aquatic Pest Management Exam Prep

4 Hour | Online HD Video
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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Swimming Pool Pest Management Exam Prep

1 hour | Online HD Video
One of the main factors in swimming pool maintenance is water chemistry. A few different facets need to be maintained. These include the organic content in the water, the pH of the water, total alkalinity, and calcium hardness. This course covers the basics of swimming pool pest management.
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Right-of-Way Pest Management Exam Prep

8 hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the Right-of-Way Pest Management category exam. This course will provide a solid foundation of right-of-way management principles.

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General Structural Pest Management Exam Prep

14 Hour | Online HD Video
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 exam prep course will help you prepare to pass the general structural pest management exam for commercial applicators.
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Wood-Destroying Pest Management Exam Prep

10 hours | HD Video
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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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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Hawai'i Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Requirements

Commercial Applicator Categories

1 - Agricultural Pest Control

  • 1a - Plant Pest Control - 25 credits
  • 1b - Animal Pest Control - 20 credits
  • 1c - Soil and Non-soil Fumigant Pest Control - 30 credits

2 - Forest Pest Control - 30 credits
3 - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control - 30 credits
4 - Aerial Pest Control - 25 credits
5 - Aquatic Pest Control - 25 credits
6 - Right of Way Pest Control - 30 credits

7 - Industrial, Institutional Structural and Public Health Related Pest Control

  • 7a - Fumigation Pest Control - 25 credits
  • 7b - Termite Pest Control - 20 credits
  • 7c - General Pest Control - 30 credits
  • 7d - Institutional Pest Control - 30 credits
  • 7e - Vault Fumigation Pest Control - 25 credits
  • 7f - Specialty Categories (product specific and/or site specific uses) - 20 credits

8 - Public Health Pest Control - 24 credits
9 - Regulatory Pest Control - 20 credits
10 - Demonstration, Research, and Instructional Pest Control - 30 credits
11 - Chemigation Pest Control - 5 credits

Private Applicators

General Agricultural Pest Control - 20 credits
Agricultural Fumigation - 5 credits
Agricultural Chemigation - 5 credits

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Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing credits approved by the Hawai'i Department of Agriculture Pesticides Branch. Our instructor-led video courses are fast, easy, affordable and meet state certification requirements. We offer the following continuing education courses in full HD video, and they are available when you are!

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