Idaho Pesticide Applicator

Renewal Deadline:
Every two years on the anniversary of initial certification.

CE Requirements:
Private Applicators - 6 credits - only 3 credits may be completed online each certification cycle

Professional Applicators - 15 credits - only 7 credits may be completed online each certification cycle

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Online Idaho Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Pesticide Basics and Safety Courses

Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics | Idaho Approval #2019427

2 Recertification Credits
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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Application Equipment and Calibration| Idaho Approval #2019038

1 Recertification credit
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 Idaho with an understanding of the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on turf and how to properly calibrate the equipment.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Federal Pesticide Laws | Idaho Approval #2019105

1 Recertification Credit
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare and preventing harm to the environment in Idaho. This course addresses the Federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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$19.00
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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Idaho Approval #25019111

1 Recertification Credit
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 Idaho understand the protections and limitations of PPE. 
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Pest Management | Idaho Approval #2019109

1 Recertification Credit
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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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$19.00
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Pesticide Application Procedures | Idaho Approval #2019103

1 Recertification Credit
Pesticides may be applied in Idaho 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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Pesticide Formulations | Idaho Approval #2019106

1 Recertification Credit
Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations in Idaho, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Idaho Approval #2019107

1 Recertification Credit
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 Idaho need to be concerned with the hazards associated with exposure to the chemical and not just the toxicity of the pesticide.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Pesticide Labeling | Idaho Approval #2019108

1 Recertification Credit
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. By law, pesticide users in Idaho are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Pesticides in the Environment | Idaho Approval #2019104

1 Recertification Credit
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in Idaho. 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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Planning the Pesticide Application | Idaho Approval #2019110

1 Recertification Credit
Before beginning a pesticide application in Idaho, 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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct | Idaho Approval #2019112

1 Recertification Credit?
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in Idaho, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Ornamental and Turf Courses

Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | Idaho Approval #2019118

3 Recertification Credits
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 Idaho.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Idaho Approval #2019116

2 Recertification Credits
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 Idaho.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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$35.00
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Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management | Idaho Approval #2019123

2 Recertification Credits
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 Idaho.

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$35.00
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IPM for Turf Management | Idaho Approval #2019183

1 Recertification Credit
As a turf manager in Idaho you'll need to be more than someone who just applies pesticides. Good turf management requires the use of all the tools in the toolbox. This course will touch on the best practice cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical controls for turf management.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Common Turfgrass Weeds | Idaho Approval #2019040

1 recertification credit
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 Idaho with a working knowledge of weed biology, weed identification, and how herbicides work.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Cultural Practices for Turf Management | Idaho Approval #2019036

1 Recertification Credit
Turf responds best to consistent cultural practices including mowing, irrigating, and fertilizing. But as turf managers in Idaho 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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | Idaho Approval #2019037

1 Recertification Credit?
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 Idaho an overview of these common pests and strategies for their management. 

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Aquatic Weed Control | Idaho Approval #2019113

1 Recertification Credit  
Managing aquatic weeds in Idaho 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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling | Idaho Approval #2019182

1 Recertification Credit
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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Agricultural and Other Row Crop Related Courses

Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | Idaho Approval #2019119

1 Recertification Credit
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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Pest Identification: Rice, Cotton, and Peanuts | Idaho Approval #2019035

1 Recertification Credit
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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests | Idaho Approval #2019117

2 Recertification Credits
This course focuses on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals in Idaho. 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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Row Crop Basics: IPM, Insect Sampling, & Calibration | Idaho Approval #2019041

1 Recertification Credit
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 Idaho applicators manage their crop.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Seed Treatment Product Safety | Idaho Approval #2019184

1 Recertification Credit
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 Idaho 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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Structural Pest Control Related Courses

Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | Idaho Approval #2019124

3 Recertification Credits
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 Idaho as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.

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Cage Trapping Techniques | Idaho Approval #2019115

2 Recertification Credits
This course focuses on the use of cage and box traps in the management of vertebrate pests in both urban and suburban environments in Idaho. Best practices surrounding appropriate traps for target animals, effective baits, and safe and humane use of traps will be outlined.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Bed Bugs: Overview and Management | Idaho Approval #2019428

2 Recertification Credits
Structural applicators in Idaho 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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IPM for Termite Prevention | Idaho Approval #2019039

1 recertification credit
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 structureless 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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Mosquito Control Courses

Mosquito Identification | Idaho Approval #2019430

3 Recertification Credits
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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Intro to Mosquito Control | Idaho Approval #2019429

2 Recertification Credits
To effectively manage a mosquito population as part of an integrated pest management plan applicators must be familiar with mosquito physiology, the lifecycle of the mosquito, and various collection and surveillance methods for both adult mosquitoes and larvae. This course will talk about surveillance methods, mosquito anatomy, and touch on the diseases that are most commonly vectored by mosquitoes in the United States.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Mosquito Management & Control | Idaho Approval #2019431

2 Recertification Credits
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.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | Idaho Approval #2019125

1 Recertification Credit
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 Idaho.

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Right of Way Related Courses

Right of Way: Pest Control | Idaho Approval #2019121

3 Recertification Credits
This course will help applicators in Idaho 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 | Idaho Approval #2019122

3 Recertification Credits 
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 Idaho.

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Pollinator Health Related Courses

Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Idaho Approval #2019114

1 Recertification Credit
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in Idaho to coordinate the efforts of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Pollinator Stewardship | Idaho Approval #2019120

1 Recertification Credit
This course provides an outline of the primary concerns of the beekeeping 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 in Idaho.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

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Online Worker Protection Standard Courses

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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$399.00
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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 Idaho 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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$99.00
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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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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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$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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$89.00
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Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Idaho Department of Agriculture and Food. 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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