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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Renewal Deadline:
All applicators must renew every 3-years by December 31st.

CE Requirements:
Private Applicators - 16 credits of Private Core
Commercial - 8 credits of Commercial Core | 8 credits per Category

State-approved Online Pesticide Courses

Misplace your renewal paperwork? Click on one of the links below to download a blank copy of the renewal forms.

Private Applicators Commercial Applicators

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Michigan Category 3A - Turfgrass Pest Management Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 credits
This course bundle will fulfill the recertification category requirement for Michigan Commercial Applicators holding a Turf Pest Management (Category 3A) certification. This course bundle must be paired with the Michigan Commercial Core 8 Credit Bundle to complete recertification requirements as this course bundle does NOT contain any commercial core training. All courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Turf Turf
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Michigan Commercial Core 8 Credit Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 credits
This course bundle will fulfill the Commercial Core credit requirement for Michigan Commercial Applicators. This course bundle may be paired with any category bundle to fulfill recertification requirements. This course bundle does NOT contain any category specific training. All courses are approved for Commercial Core Credit by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Michigan Commercial Category 1A - Field Crop Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 credit
This course bundle will fulfill the recertification category requirement for Michigan Commercial Applicators holding a Field Crop Pest Management (Category 1A) certification. This course bundle must be paired with a Michigan Commercial Core 8 Credit Bundle to complete recertification requirements as this course bundle does NOT contain any commercial core training. All courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Agriculture Agriculture
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Michigan Commercial Category 3B - Ornamental Pest Management Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 credits
This course bundle will fulfill the category recertification requirement of Michigan Commercial Applicators holding an Ornamental Pest Management (Category 3B) certification. This course bundle must be paired with the Michigan Commercial Core 8 Credit Bundle to complete recertification requirements as this course bundle does NOT contain any commercial core training. All courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Ornamental Ornamental
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Michigan Commercial Category 5 - Aquatic Pest Management Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 credits
This course bundle will fulfill the category recertification requirement of Michigan Commercial Applicators holding an Aquatic Pest Management (Category 5) certification. This course bundle must be paired with the Michigan Commercial Core 8 Credit Bundle to complete recertification requirements as this course bundle does NOT contain any commercial core training. All courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Aquatic Aquatic
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Michigan Commercial Category 6 - Right-Of-Way Pest Management Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 credits
This course bundle will fulfill the recertification category requirement for Michigan Commercial Applicators holding a Right-of-Way (Category 6) certification. This course bundle must be paired with the Michigan Commercial Core 8 Credit Bundle to complete recertification requirements as this course bundle does NOT contain any commercial core training. All courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Right Of Way Right Of Way
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Michigan Commercial Category 7A - General Pest Management Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 credits
This course bundle will fulfill the category recertification for Michigan Commercial Applicators holding a General Pest Management (Category 7A) certification. This course bundle must be paired with the Michigan Commercial Core 8 Credit Bundle to complete recertification requirements as this course bundle does NOT contain any commercial core training. All courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Structural Structural
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Michigan Commercial Category 7B - Wood Destroying Pest Management Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 credits
This course bundle will fulfill the category recertification for Michigan Commercial Applicators holding a Wood Destroying Pest Management (Category 7B) certification. This course bundle must be paired with the Michigan Commercial Core 8 Credit Bundle to complete recertification requirements as this course bundle does NOT contain any commercial core training. All courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Wood Treatment Wood Treatment
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Michigan Commercial Category 7D - Vertebrate Pest Management Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 credits
This course bundle will fulfill the category recertification requirement for Michigan Commercial Applicators holding a Vertebrate Pest Management (Category 7D) certification. This course bundle must be paired with the Michigan Commercial Core 8 Credit Bundle to complete recertification requirements as this course bundle does NOT contain any commercial core training. All courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Michigan Commercial Category 7F - Mosquito Management Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 credits
This course bundle will fulfill the category recertification for Michigan Commercial Applicators holding a Mosquito Management (Category 7F) certification. This course bundle must be paired with the Michigan Commercial Core 8 Credit Bundle to complete recertification requirements as this course bundle does NOT contain any commercial core training. All courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Mosquito Mosquito
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Michigan Private Applicator Bundle

Online HD Video | 16 credits
This course bundle contains all credits needed for Michigan Private Applicators to complete their recertification requirement. All courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $239.00
Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Application Equipment and Calibration | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 3A, Commercial Core, or Private Core
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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Aquatic Pest Management | Michigan DARD Approved

3 credits: 5
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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Aquatic Aquatic
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Aquatic Weed Control | Michigan DARD Approved

2 credits: 5 
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 Aquatic
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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Michigan DARD Approved

2 credits: Commercial Core, Private Core 
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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Pollinator Pollinator
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Bat Damage Management | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 7A, 7D, or Commercial Core
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 Bug Health Effects & Control | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 7A or Commercial Core
Bed bugs are a common and difficult household pest that can be linked to a number of health effects such as psychological issues, cutaneous reactions, allergic reactions, anemia, and potential disease transmission. This course outlines various management methods for bed bug control and treatment as well as common symptoms and signs of health effects caused by the presence of bed bugs.

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Invertebrate Invertebrate
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Calibration Clinic - Pesticide Sprayers and Spreaders | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 3A, Commercial Core, or Private Core
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Common Ornamental Plant Pests | Michigan DARD Approved

3 credits: 3B or Commercial CORE
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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Ornamental Ornamental
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Common Turfgrass Weeds | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 3A
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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Turf Turf
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Control & Management of Unprotected Birds | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 7D or Commercial Core
Unwanted birds can pose a problem for applicators and their clients. Some people love to feed the birds and spend hours watching birds. Once birds have become established in an area they can be difficult to control or deter. Though this course will focus on the control and management of unprotected birds, some of the techniques covered will help with the management of protected birds when a permit is issued.

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Structural Structural
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Controlling Aquatic Pests | Michigan DARD Approved

4 credits: 5 or Commercial Core
This course discusses managing pests in aquatic environments. It contains extensive plant identification, discussing common weed types and species. Other pests, such as insects or birds, are also covered. In addition, this course explains a variety of control methods, outlining how to use pesticides safely and the necessary first aid for any exposure. Finally, calibration of equipment is explained and example scenarios are explored.

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Aquatic Aquatic
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Cultural Practices for Turf Management | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 3A
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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Turf Turf
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Michigan DARD Approved

3 credits: 3B
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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Ornamental Ornamental
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Environmental Fate and Transport of Pesticides | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: Commercial Core or Private Core 
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Euthanasia & Carcass Disposal: Methods & Pitfalls | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 7D or Commercial Core
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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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Field Crop Pest Management | Michigan DARD Approved

5 credits: 1A, Commercial Core, or Private Core
Pesticides protect plants and animals from insects, weeds, and diseases; improve the efficiency of food, feed, and fiber productions; and provide for greater crop yields. This course outlines various invasive pests of field crops and how an applicator can effectively treat pest invasions while protecting themselves and the environment from the adverse effects of pesticides.

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Agriculture Agriculture
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Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests | Michigan DARD Approved

2 credits: 7D, Commercial Core, or Fumigation
This course focuses on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals. 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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Fumigation Fumigation
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Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 3A, 3B, or Commercial Core
This course provides a basic understanding of how fungicides work, and the basics of collecting plant material samples for testing pathogens. Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infections, fungicide mechanism, collection techniques, and collection dos and don’ts are all discussed.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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General Structural Pest Management | Michigan DARD Approved

3 credits: 7A or Commercial Core
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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German Cockroach Control | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 7A, Commercial Core
German cockroaches can be a difficult pest to control. The temptation for most pest control operators is to reach for the pesticide right away, but there is much more involved in controlling a German cockroach infestation. This class will focus on an eco-friendly approach to German roach control strategies in the most difficult environments.

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Cockroach Cockroach
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History of Integrated Pest Management | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: Commercial Core, Private Core
What is integrated pest management? The reality is nobody can agree on what integrated pest management is. This course will cover what IPM is and what isn’t and how to be practical about IPM strategies.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Intro to Mosquito Control | Michigan DARD Approved

2 credits: 7F
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 Mosquito
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IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 3B or Commercial Core
IPM of ornamental plants involves multiple steps; producing a healthy plant, correctly identifying the problem, recognizing that there will always be some pests and damage, and only using pesticides as a last resort. This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for ornamental plants, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully provide your clients with a healthy and attractive landscape.

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Ornamental Ornamental
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IPM for Termite Prevention | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 7B
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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IPM for Turf Management | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 3A or Commercial Core
As a turf manager, 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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Turf Turf
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Management of Woodpeckers | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 7A, 7D, or Commercial Core
There are many species of woodpeckers and they are all protected, so managing them requires careful and diligent observation. This course will cover differences between species and common behaviors. It will also cover many non-lethal methods of control and legal requirements for lethal control.

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Structural Structural
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Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 7D or Commercial Core
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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Mole Management | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 3A, 7D, or Commercial Core
Moles can be the bane of a well-kept lawn. But is it really a mole? Moles, voles, shrews, and pocket gopher damage can look the same to the untrained eye. This course covers the physiological differences between moles and other look-alike vertebrate pests, trapping techniques, and toxicant options.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Mosquito Identification | Michigan DARD Approved

3 credits: 7F
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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Mosquito Mosquito
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Mosquito Management & Control | Michigan DARD Approved

2 credits: 7F
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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Mosquito Mosquito
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Ornamental Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 3B or Commercial Core
When pesticide applications become necessary for good ornamental plant management it’s important to understand how application equipment works and how to properly calibrate the equipment. This course will discuss the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on ornamental plants, the way to calculate the volume of solution needed, and how to properly calculate the flow rate of the equipment.

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: Commercial Core or Private Core
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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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean, and Grain Sorghum | Michigan DARD Approved

2 credits: 1A
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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Agriculture Agriculture
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Pest Identification: Rice, Cotton, and Peanuts | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 1A, Commercial Core, or Private Core
This course discusses proper inset 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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Agriculture Agriculture
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Pesticide Application Procedures | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: Commercial Core or Private Core
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Formulations | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: Commercial Core or Private Core
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 | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: Commercial Core or Private Core
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 Labels and Safety Data Sheets | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: Commercial Core or Private Core
Pesticide labels and safety data sheets (SDS) appear to contain much of the same information. While the label is the law, an SDS is not considered the law. As an applicator, it is important to understand the difference between a pesticide label and a safety data sheet and know what information can be found in each document. This course will review the various parts of pesticide labels and safety data sheets to identify the similarities and differences.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticides in the Environment | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: Commercial Core or Private Core
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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Planning the Pesticide Application| Michigan DARD Approval

1 credit: Commercial Core or Private Core
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics | Michigan DARD Approved

2 credits: Commercial Core or Private Core
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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Law & Regulation Law & Regulation
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Respiratory Protection | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: Commercial Core or Private Core
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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Right-of-Way: Pest Control | Michigan DARD Approved

4 credits: 6
This course will help applicators understand the five main groups of pests, identifying those pests, and help applicators decide on management strategies. It will also convert the main causes of plant disease, plant life cycles, and the development stages through which plants progress.

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Right Of Way Right Of Way
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Right-of-Way: Weed Control | Michigan DARD Approved

4 credits: 6
This course will review the methods and techniques to manage vegetation on right-of-ways and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species, sites, objects, or the environment.

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Right Of Way Right Of Way
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Setting up a Mosquito Control Program | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 7F or Commercial Core
Mosquito control programs manage the population of mosquitoes to reduce their damage to human health. Mosquito control is a vital public-health practice as mosquitoes are the number one vector of disease globally, spreading many diseases. Mosquitoes can cause significant pain, irritation, and infection from their bites, which are a considerable nuisance. This course outlines mosquito control’s components, methods, benefits, and complexities.

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Mosquito Mosquito
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Skunks: $mell the $uccess | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 3A, 7D, or Commercial Core
This course will discuss the lifecycle and biology of skunks, habitat modification to discourage skunks from taking up residence, trapping tips and techniques, the basics of rodenticide use, and the basics of euthanizing if allowable by law. It is important to be familiar with state and local laws regarding skunk management.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Termite Inspection and Treatment | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 7B or Commercial Core
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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Transportation, Storage, Security, and Professional Conduct | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: Commercial Core or Private Core
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 3A
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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Turf Turf
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Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management | Michigan DARD Approved

3 credits: 3A
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turfgrasses, the multiple steps involved, and the different tools and techniques to successfully control the environment.

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Turf Turf
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Understanding Rodenticides & Their Labels | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 7D or Commercial Core
Rodenticides are becoming a widely discussed and concerning topic in the pest control field. There is a growing public concern at the risk of secondary and non-target poisonings when rodenticides are used. As a pest control operator is it your responsibility to understand how rodenticides work and how to read their labels. This course discusses the common types of rodenticides, their appropriate application, the risks involved with the use of each type of rodenticide, and takes a look at specific label language.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Voles: Biology, Damage, and Control | Michigan DARD Approved

1 credit: 3A, 7D, or Commercial Core
Voles are known by a variety of names, meadow mice or field mice for example. Voles are rodents, meaning they like to chew on things, but they rarely enter structures and are primarily a pest in landscape settings. But they are often confused with mice by many homeowners. This course will cover the basics of vole identification, biology, and damage as well as several control methods including trapping and rodenticide use.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Wood Destroying Pest Management | Michigan DARD Approved

6 credits: 7B or Commercial Core
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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Structural Structural
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