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ONLINE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD COURSE

2018 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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$399.00Add to cart

2018 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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$159.00Add to cart

Online Mississippi 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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$99.00Add to cart

For more information on the test for certification please visit: http://extension.msstate.edu/agriculture/pesticide-applicator-certification

Online Mississippi Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Core Standards Law Re-certification | Mississippi

5 Hour course | Approved for 5 Credits: Category X
This course addresses the federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest with more detailed information on labeling, formulations, pest management, transportation, storage & security.
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$89.00Add to cart

Core Standards Safety Re-certification | Mississippi

5 Hour course | Approved for 5 Credits: Category X
This course addresses personal protective equipment & emergency response, hazards & first aid, planning pesticide application and application procedures, and pesticides in the environment.
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$89.00Add to cart

Ornamental Pest Control Re-certification | Mississippi

5 Hour course | Approved for 5 Credits: Category III
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 landscape. It also addresses the concerns of the beekeeping industry such as factors affecting honey bee decline and pollinator stewardship.
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$89.00Add to cart

Turfgrass Pest Control Re-certification | Mississippi

5 Hour course | Approved for 5 Credits: Category III 
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turf grasses, the steps involved, and the different tools and techniques to successfully control the environment. It also covers the importance of honey bees and outlines the strategies that can be implemented to find the balance between managing pests and protecting pollinators.
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$89.00Add to cart

Agricultural Pest Control Re-certification | Mississippi

5 Hour course | Approved for 5 Credits: Category I(A) 
This course discusses pest identification and management strategies for corn, soybean, grain sorghum, rice and cotton and the recommended control for each. It also addresses the concerns of the beekeeping industry such as factors affecting honey bee decline and pollinator stewardship.
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$89.00Add to cart

Industrial Weed Control Re-certification | Mississippi

5 Hour course | Approved for 5 Credits: Category II, VI, VII(3) 
This course will review the techniques to manage vegetation on rights of way and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species or the environment. It also addresses the concerns of the beekeeping industry such as factors affecting honey bee decline and pollinator stewardship.
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$89.00Add to cart

Right of Way Pest Control Re-certification | Mississippi

5 Hour course | Approved for 5 Credits: Category II, VI, VII(3) 
This course will help applicators understand the five main groups of pests and the causes of plant disease and how to decide on management strategies. It also covers the importance of honey bees and outlines strategies that can be implemented to find the balance between managing pests and protecting pollinators.
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$89.00Add to cart

Industrial, Institutional, Structural & Health Related Pest Control Re-certification | Mississippi

5 Hour course | Approved for 5 Credits: Category VII(A) 
This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection and will help you understand the risks involved with the inspection process and the PPE that should be used. It also covers a range of mosquito-borne diseases with an emphasis on the Zika virus, its effects and how to minimize transmission.
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$89.00Add to cart

Disease Management in Greenhouses and Other Enclosed Spaces Re-certification | Mississippi

5 Hour course | Approved for 5 Credits: Category I(A), III 
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. It also covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management.
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$89.00Add to cart

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are your courses state approved?

Yes! All our courses are approved by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, Bureau of Plant Industry.

What classifications of pesticide applicator certification does Mississippi have?
  • Private Applicator Certification – Private applicators use or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides to produce agricultural commodities on their own land, leased or rented land, or on the lands of their employers.
  • Commercial Applicator Certification – Commercial applicators use or supervise the use of pesticides for purposes other than those covered under a private applicator certification.

    The certificate does not allow a person to advertise or solicit business as a pesticide applicator. A person must be licensed in the area of work being performed to advertise or solicit business.

What are the categories and subcategories for Mississippi commercial applicator certification?

The State of Mississippi currently has the following categories and subcategories for commercial applicator certification.

Category I(A): Agricultural Pest Control (Plant)
Category I(B): Agricultural Pest Control (Animal)
Category II: Forest Pest Control
Category III: Ornamental and Turf Pest Control
Category IV: Seed Treatment
Category V: Aquatic Pest Control
Category VI: Right-of-Way Pest Control
Category VII(A): Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health-Related Pest Control
Category VII(B): Fumigation
Category VII(3): Industrial Weed Control
Category VIII: Public Health Pest Control
Category IX: Regulatory Pest Control
Category X: Demonstration and Research Pest Control
Category XI: Aerial Application
Category XII: Wood Preservation and Wood Products Treatment
Category XIII: Antifoulant Paint
Category XIV: Metam Sodium

Commercial applicators must pass a written examination on the core standards and a least one of these categories before they receive certification. Click here for more information.

Does the State of Mississippi offer reciprocity with other states?

Yes. Mississippi reciprocates with other states with commercial certification. Complete a reciprocity form from the Bureau of Plant Industry and attach a copy of the front and back of your commercial certification card from the other state. Mississippi does not reciprocate licensing from other states.

How do I become a licensed pesticide applicator in Mississippi?
  1. Make sure you meet Mississippi's qualifications.
    • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
    • At least 4 years experience with a licensed operator within the last 6 years. This experience must be in the categories you wish to become licensed in.
      OR
    • Complete 15 semester hours or equivalent in the appropriate licensing categories.
  2. Submit an application to the
    Bureau of Plant Industry
    P.O. Box 5207
    Mississippi State, MS 39762
  3. If you are approved you will receive information about the time and locations for upcoming exams.
What types of questions are on the Mississippi applicator exams?

All exam questions are either multiple choice or true and false. Some exams will require a calculator.

What is a passing score for Mississippi pesticide applicator exams?

70%

Course Demo

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Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing recertification credits approved by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry. Our instructor-led video courses are fast, easy, affordable and will prepare you to pass your exam. This exam prep program is provided in full HD Video accompanied by graphically enhanced text. It is available 24/7 and is mobile friendly so that you can study on the go!

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

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