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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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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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Online Montana 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 preparing to take the Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency. Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator. This certification course benefits both you and the general public. 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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Online Montana Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | Montana Approval #00077W

4 Hour course | Approved for 4 Credits: 10, 32, 39, 45, 40, 54
This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection including indentification 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 Montana as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.
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Right of Way: Pest Control | Montana Approval #00077D

4 Hour course | Approved for 4 Credits: 10, 33, 37, 39, 44, 55 
This course will help applicators in Montana 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 | Montana Approval #00077F

4 Hour course | Approved for 4 Credits: 10, 33, 37, 39, 44, 55
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 Montana.
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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | Montana Approval #00077T

4 Hour course | Approved for 4 Credits: 10, 34, 39, 45 
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 Montana.
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Montana Approval #00077R

3 Hour course | Approved for 3 Credits: 10, 30, 34, 39
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 Montana.  
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Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management | Montana Approval #00077V

3 Hour course | Approved for 3 Credits: 10, 34, 39, 45
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 Montana.
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Cage Trapping Techniques | Montana Approval #0007MJ

3 Hour course | Approved for 3 Credits: 10, 32, 39, 40, 45, 54, 60?
This course focuses on the use of cage and box traps in the management of vertebrate pests in both urban and suburban environments in Montana. Best practices surrounding appropriate traps for target animals, effective baits, and safe and humane use of traps will be outlined.
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Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests | Montana Approval #0007ML

2 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits: 10, 32, 39, 54, 60?
This course focuses on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals in Montana. 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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Aquatic Weed Control | Montana Approval #000776

2 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits: 10, 36, 39, 61 
Managing aquatic weeds in Montana revolves around proper plant identificaiton. 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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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Montana Approval #000777

2 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits: 10, 30, 39, 60
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in Montana to coordinate the effors of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pests and protecting pollinators. 
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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | Montana Approval #000779

2 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits: 10, 30, 39, 60
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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Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | Montana Approval #000778

2 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits: 10, 30, 34, 37, 39, 44, 45, 55, 60 
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in Montana including Integrated Pest managaement (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identificaiton, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  
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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | Montana Approval #00077G

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit: 10, 38, 39, 40, 45, 50 
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 Montana.
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Pollinator Stewardship | Montana Approval #00077C

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit: 10, 30, 33, 34, 37, 39, 44, 55, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60 
This course provides an outline of the primary concerns of the bee-keeping industry including colony collapse disorder (CCD), factors effecting honey bee decline, invasive insects, fungal disease, best practices for pollinator stewardship, and minimizing pesticide risks for pollinators in Montana.
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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Montana Approval #0006QD

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit: 10, 30, 34, 37, 39, 44, 55, 56A, 56B, 56C, and 60
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 Montana understand the protections and limitations of PPE. 
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Pest Management | Montana Approval #0006Q7

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit: 10, 39, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60
This course addresses the federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal of pesticides while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in Montana
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Pesticide Application Procedures | Montana Approval #0006QJ

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit: 10, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 44, 45, 55, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60
Before beginning a pesticide application in Montana, 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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Pesticide Formulations | Montana Approval #0006QB

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit: 10, 30, 34, 37, 39, 40, 44, 45, 55, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60 
Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations in Montana, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Montana Approval #0006QC

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit: 10, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 44, 45, 55, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60
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 Montana 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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Pesticide Labeling | Montana Approval #0006Q9

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit: 10, 39, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. By law, pesticide users in Montana are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
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Pesticides in the Environment | Montana Approval #0006QF

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit: 10, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 44, 45, 55, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in Montana. 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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Planning the Pesticide Application | Montana Approval #0006QH

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit: 10, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 44, 45, 55, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60
Before beginning a pesticide application in Montana, 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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Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct | Montana Approval #0006QG

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit: 10, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 44, 45, 55, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in Montana, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers. 
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STATE REQUIREMENTS

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

Private Applicators –

Commercial Applicators –

  • Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years’ old
  • Step 2 – Pass category-specific sections and core exam for restricted-use and general products with an 80% or better
  • Step 3 – Meet liability requirements
  • Step 4 – Complete an application form
  • Step 5 – Pay $55 license fee

Public Utility Applicators –

  • Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years’ old
  • Step 2 – Pass category-specific sections and core exam for restricted-use and general products with an 80% or better
  • Step 3 – Meet liability requirements
  • Step 4 – Complete an application form
  • Step 5 – Pay $55 license fee

Government Applicators –

  • Step 1 – Pass core exam and category specific exams with 80% or better
  • Step 2 – Complete an application form
  • Step 3 – Pay $60 application fee

Non-Commercial Applicators

  • Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years’ old
  • Step 2 – Pass category-specific sections and core exam for restricted-use and general products with an 80% or better
  • Step 3 – Meet liability requirements
  • Step 4 – Complete an application form
  • Step 5 – Pay $55 license fee

Operators –

  • Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years’ old
  • Step 2 – pass a department exam with a score of 80% or more
  • Step 3 – Attend a department training course
  • Step 4 – Receive training from a certified applicator.

Do I need continuing education credits to maintain my Montana pesticide applicators license?

  • Private Applicators have a 5-year renewal cycle. Applicators must obtain 6 continuing education credits before their license expires.
  • Commercial, Non-Commercial, Government, and Special Utility pesticide applicators and dealers must renew every 4 years. There are two ways to meet renewal requirements:
    1. Pass the complete licensing exam again.
    2. Obtain 12 hours of training in your license category before your license expires.

Renewal Cycle: 4 years

Renewal Deadline: Differs by category

12/31/18

Commercial
Aquatic Pest
Dealer
Forest Pest
Ornamental & Turf
Piscicide
Special Utility
Wood Treatment

Private
Region 1


12/31/19

Commercial
Demonstration & Research
Industrial, Structural, & Institutional
School IBM
Seed Treatment

Private
Region 2


12/31/20

Commercial
Aerial
Agricultural Pest
Mosquito Abatement
Agricultural Animal Pest
Other (Sewer Treatment)

Private
Region 3


12/31/21

Commercial
Agricultural Vertebrate Pest
M-44 Sodium Cyanide
Regulatory Rodent
Regulatory Weed
Right-of-Way Pest

Private
Region 4


12/31/22

Private
Region 5

More info on regions found here.

Who submits my continuing education to the state?

Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your continuing education courses to the state for you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are your courses state approved?

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

What classifications of applicator's licensing does Montana have?
  • Private Applicators – individuals who apply restricted use pesticides to their own crop, land, or leased lands.
  • Commercial Applicators – individuals who apply pesticides by aerial, ground, or hand equipment by contract or by hire. Pesticides may be applied to land, plants, seed, animals, water, structures, or vehicle.
  • Public Utility Applicators – individuals who apply pesticides to land owned or leased by public utilities. 
  • Government Operators – individuals who apply pesticides for city, county, or state or other government agency to public land or right-of-way or as public service. Government operators can only can only operate in their respective jurisdiction.
  • Non-Commercial Applicators – individuals who are not classified as commercial, public utility, governmental, or private applicators but use restricted-use pesticides.  Non-commercial applicators need to be classified into one of 11 categories and may use restricted-use pesticides on lands owned, rented, or leased by an employer or license holder. 
  • Operators – employees of licensed or certified applicators that do not hold a commercial license. Operators cannot apply pesticides more than 100 miles from the licensed applicator’s physical location. 
What are the categories and subcategories for Montana pesticide licensing?

The State of Montana currently has 23 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. 

Commercial

Category 21 - Aerial

Category 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control

Category 31 - Agricultural Animal Pest Control

Category 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control

Category 33 - Forest Pest Control

Category 34 - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control

Category 35 - Seed Treatment and Elevator Pest Control

Category 36 - Aquatic Pest Control

Category 37 - Right-of-Way, Rangeland, Pasture, and Non-crop Pest Control

Category 38 - Public Health Pest Control

Category 39 - Demonstration and Research

Category 40 - Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health Related Pest Control

Category 41 - Wood Product Pest Control

Category 43 - Sodium Cyanide (M-44)

Category 44 - Special Utility

Category 45 - School IPM Pest Control

Category 46 - Piscicide Pest

Category 56 – Other

Government Applicator Categories

Category 50 - Mosquito Abatement

Category 51 - Predator

Category 54 - Rodent

Category 55 - Weed

Category 56 - Other (Sewer Treatment, Biocide, Ect.)

Does the State of Montana offer reciprocity with other states?

Yes, nonresidents must be licensed to apply pesticides in their state of residency and pass Montana’s Rules & Regulations exam.

Course Demo

Here is short preview from the Pesticide Hazards and First Aid course.

Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Montana Department of Agriculture- Pesticide Training Program. 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!

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

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