Idaho Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Pesticide Applicator Training

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

Need to obtain your applicator's license? Check out our Pesticide Applicator Core Exam Prep Course!

Online Courses

Idaho Federal Pesticide Laws (2017-400)

Pesticides are hazardous substances that can cause serious harm if used improperly. Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment. Federal and state pesticide laws and regulations control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest. This course addresses the requirements set forth by federal regulations. Pesticide applicators are responsible for learning about and complying with all regulations.
This course is approved for Recertification 1 Credit Hour

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Idaho Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response (2017-408)

PPE comprises the clothing and devices you wear to protect your body from contact with pesticides. 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. Proper PPE selection, use, and care are essential.
This course is approved for Recertification 1 Credit Hour

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Idaho Pest Management (2017-402)

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to 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.
This course is approved for Recertification 1 Credit Hour

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Idaho Pesticide Application Procedures (2017-403)

Today’s pest management practices require modern equipment to apply a variety of pesticides. Pesticides may be applied as sprays, dusts, granules, gases (vapors), fogs, baits, rubs, or dips. The vast array of application equipment must be matched to the pesticide as well as to the size and type of the job. To make an effective, safe, and efficient application, read the label first. In addition, you must properly select, operate, calibrate, and maintain your equipment.
This course is approved for Recertification 1 Credit Hour

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Idaho Pesticide Formulations (2017-404)

A pesticide formulation is a combination of active and inert ingredients that forms an end-use pesticide product. 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.
This course is approved for Recertification 1 Credit Hour

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Idaho Pesticide Hazards and First Aid (2017-405)

Pesticides are designed to be toxic to living organisms so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents, fungi, and bacteria). At the same time, pesticides must be used with special care to avoid harming nontarget organisms, including pesticide applicators, handlers, and anyone else exposed to the product. Pesticides can have both short-term and long-term effects on humans. As a result, pesticide users need to be concerned with the hazards associated with exposure to the chemical and not exclusively with the toxicity of the pesticide.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Education.

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Idaho Pesticide Labeling (2017-406)

The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. The information printed on and attached to the pesticide container is the label. By law, pesticide users are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
This course is approved for Recertification 1 Credit Hour

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Idaho Pesticides in the Environment (2017-407)

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.
This course is approved for Recertification 1 Credit Hour

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Idaho Planning the Pesticide Application (2017-408)

Planning is essential before beginning a pesticide application. To help plan, you should know how to select the right pesticide for the job, review the label, test for pesticide compatibility before mixing, choose what personal protective equipment to wear, transfer pesticides safely, and clean up after an application.
This course is approved for Recertification 1 Credit Hour

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Idaho Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct (2017-409)

This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored.  It is important for certified applicators to know under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products. You also need to understand the importance of communication and how to communicate with customers about what you are doing.
This course is approved for Recertification 1 Credit Hour

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State Requirements

 INITIAL CERTIFICATION

How do I get my Idaho pesticide applicator's license?

Private Applicators –

  • Step 1 – Pass the closed book exam with a score of 70% or higher. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course.
  • Step 2 – Complete an ISDA license application
  • Step 3 – Pay the fee for desired categories
    • $10 for the RU Category
    • $20 for the CH Category
    • $30 for RU and CH Categories

Professional Applicator License –

  • Step 1 – Pass the closed book exam with a score of 70% or higher. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course.
  • Step 2 – Complete ISDA Professional Applicator license application.
  • Step 3 - Provide proof of financial responsibility.
  • Step 4 - Pay the $120 licensing fee.

Dealer License –

  • Step 1 – Pass the closed book exam with a score of 70% or higher. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course.
  • Step 2 – Complete the ISDA license application
  • Step 3 – Pay the $100 license fee for the two-year licensing period

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

Renewal Cycle: 2 years

 Renewal Deadline: 2 years after the date of issuance

How do I renew my Idaho pesticide applicator license?
Idaho applicators must renew their license every two years by completing the state-required continuing education, completing a renewal application, and paying appropriate fees. License renewal applications will be mailed to you by the Idaho Department of Agriculture approximately 45 days before your expiration date.

 

Private Applicators

  1. Complete 6 hours continuing education
  2. Complete the renewal application provided by the ISDA
  3. Pay the appropriate fees
    • $10 RU Category
    • $20 Chemigation Category
    • $30 for both categories
  4. Photocopy the front and back of your license, showing your signature and the appropriate recertification credits.

Professional Applicators

  1. Complete 15-hours of continuing education
  2. Complete the renewal application provided by the ISDA
  3. Pay the $120 licensing fee
  4. Photocopy the front and back of your license, showing your signature and the appropriate recertification credits
  5. Provide proof of financial responsibility
    *Professional applicators who do not apply pesticides may submit an exception from responsibility form.

Do I need continuing education credits to maintain my Idaho pesticide applicators license?
Yes, Private and Professional Applicators require continuing education to renew their licensing.

  • Private Applicators – must obtain 6 hours of validated pesticide training during their licensing period.
  • Professional Applicators – must obtain 15 hours of validated pesticide training during their licensing period.

Who submits my continuing education to the state?
Certified Training Institute will submit your continuing education certificates to the state.

Are your courses state approved?
Yes! All of our courses are state approved. Approval numbers are listed after the course title.

Frequently Asked Questions

What classifications of applicator's licensing does Idaho have?
The Idaho Plant Board recognizes the following classification of applicator licensing:

  • Private Applicators – an individual who applies or supervises the application of any restricted use pesticides on agricultural commodities on property owned or rented without compensation.
    • RU Category: individuals who apply or supervise the application of restricted-use pesticides to produce agricultural commodities or forest crops on land owned by themselves or their employer
    • CH Category: individuals who apply pesticides or fertilizers through irrigation systems they own or their employer owns.
    • SF Category: individuals who apply fumigation chemicals to soils by application methods including Chemigation
  • Professional Applicators – apply or supervise the application of pesticides on land or property of another for compensation or apply pesticides/fertilizers through irrigation systems on another individual’s land for compensation or offer/supply technical advice/recommendations regarding the use of agricultural pesticides.
  • Dealer License – Individuals who sell restricted use pesticides.

What are the categories and subcategories for Idaho pesticide licensing?
The State of Idaho currently has 22 categories and subcategories for pesticide licensing. Applicators holding a commercial license will need to pass the core exam along with at least one of these specialties.

LS: Law & Safety
AH: Agricultural Herbicide
AI: Agricultural Insecticide/Fungicide
CH: Chemigation
CP: Commodity Pest Control
LP: Livestock Pest Control
PC: Potato Cellar Pest Control
RC: Rodent Control
SF: Soil Fumigation
ST: Seed Treatment
SW: Statewide Consultant
DR: Demonstration and Research
AP: Aquatic Pest Control
GP: General Pest Control
OH: Ornamental Herbicide

Does the State of Idaho offer reciprocity with other states?
Yes! Idaho offers reciprocity with Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Idaho Department of Agriculture

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