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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Renewal Deadline: Commercial Applicators renew every 3-years on the anniversary of certification or licensure.

CE Requirements: All applicators must complete 5 credits that pertain to their certification or license category. If certified or licensed in multiple categories, applicators still only need to complete 5 credits. All credits must be taken within the last 12 months of the 3-year recertification cycle.

State-approved Online Pesticide Courses

Developed in Partnership With Mississippi State University Extension Service

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Agricultural Pest Control Recertification | Mississippi Approved

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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Aquatic Weed Control Recertification | Mississippi Approved

5 credits: Category V
Tailoring management strategies for aquatic weeds in Mississippi depends on proper plant identification. This course teaches the basics of aquatic weed identification, including how to take photographs to aid in identification, and various approaches to aquatic plant management. Identification and control strategies for several weeds on the federal noxious weeds list are also addressed. The course also covers the importance of honey bees and outlines strategies that can be implemented to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators.

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Core Standards Law Recertification | Mississippi Approved

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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Core Standards Safety Recertification | Mississippi Approved

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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Disease Management in Greenhouses and Other Enclosed Spaces Recertification | Mississippi Approved

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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Industrial Weed Control Re-certification | Mississippi Approved

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

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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Ornamental Pest and Weed Control Recertification | Mississippi Approved

5 credits: Category III
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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Public Health Pest Control Recertification - Mosquito Control | Mississippi Approved

5 Credits: Category VIII
This course covers the basics of mosquito identification and management. Topics include preferred habitat, breeding grounds, and physiological differences as well as common methods of mosquito control as part of an integrated pest management approach.

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Public Health Pest Control Recertification | Mississippi Approved

5 Credits: Category VIII
This course is an overview of bed bug management and control as well as mosquito management and control. Chemical controls, non-chemical controls, and IPM approaches are covered for both topics along with a review of mosquito-borne diseases.

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Right of Way Pest Control Recertification | Mississippi Approved

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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Termite Basics and Inspection Recertification | Mississippi Approved

5 Credits: Category VII(A) 
This recertification bundle is designed for termite applicators. The course includes an informational tour of the termite inspection facility, a look at the basics of termite treatment and prevention, and a review of pesticide labeling.

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Turfgrass Pest Control Recertification | Mississippi Approved

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. A chapter covering the identification and control of noxious weeds is included, along with a chapter devoted to integrated pest management as it relates to turf management.

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Wood-Destroying Pest Management Recertification | MIssissippi Approved

6 credits: VII(A)
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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