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Online Montana Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course

Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam Prep Program

12 Hour Exam Prep | 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

 

Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Montana Approval #0006QD

1 Hour | 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 | 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 | Approved for 1 Credit:  10, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 44, 45, 55, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60 
Pesticides may be applied in Montana 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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Pesticide Formulations | Montana Approval #0006QB

1 Hour | 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 | 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:  All Categories
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 | 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 | 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 | 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

DEADLINE

LICENSE TYPE

CATEGORY

12/31/17

Commercial

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

12/31/17

Private

Region 5

12/31/18

Commercial

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

12/31/18

Private

Region 1

12/31/19

Commercial

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

12/31/19

Private

Region 2

12/31/20

Commercial

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

12/31/20

Private

Region 3

12/31/21

Private

Region 4

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.

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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 lead 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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