Montana Pesticide Applicator

Renewal Deadline:
Applicator renewal deadlines differ by category. See chart for details.

CE Requirements:
Certified applicators - 12 Hours per category. Classes may be applied to more than one category.
Qualifying applicators - 6 Hours

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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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$59.00
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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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$59.00
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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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$59.00
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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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$59.00
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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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$49.00
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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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$49.00
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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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$49.00
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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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$35.00
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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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$35.00
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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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$35.00
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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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$35.00
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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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$35.00
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IPM for Turf Management | Montana Approval #0007SQ

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: 10, 34, 39, 45
As a turf manager in Montana 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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$19.00
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Ornamental/Turf Basics: Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling | Montana Approval #0007SN

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: 10, 34, 39, 45
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, infestions, fungicide mechanism, collection techniques, and collection dos and don'ts are all discussed.

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$19.00
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Seed Treatment Product Safety | Montana Approval #0007SR

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Credit: 10, 35, 39, 60
In the last ten years there has been a resurgence of treated seed use, largely due to the advent of improved chemical performance. We as agricultural producers in Montana are obviously concerned about the more modern applications of these processes. This course outlines the benefits and risks associated with treated seed products.

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$19.00
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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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$19.00
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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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$19.00
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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, 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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$19.00
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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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$19.00
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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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$19.00
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Pesticide Labeling | Montana Approval #0006Q9

1 hour course | 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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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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$399.00
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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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$159.00
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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 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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$99.00
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Turfgrass Pest Management Exam Prep

8 Hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the Turfgrass Pest Management category exam. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of turf management principles. By learning how to manage your turf correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.

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$89.00
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Montana Pesticide Applicator Renewal Deadlines

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

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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