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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Renewal Deadline:

Applicator renewal deadlines differ by category. See details below.

CE Requirements:

Certified commercial applicators must complete 12 credits per category. Classes approved for more than one category will be applied to each.
Private applicators must complete 6 credits.

State-approved Online Pesticide Courses

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12/31/20

Commercial
Aerial (21)
Agricultural Plant Pest (30)
Agricultural Animal Pest (32)
Public Health Pest (38)
Mosquito Abatement (50)
Other - Sewer Treatment (56a)

Private
Region 3

12/31/21

Commercial
Agricultural Vertebrate Pest (32)
Right-of-Way Pest (37)
M-44 Sodium Cyanide (43)
Regulatory Rodent (54)
Regulatory Weed (55)

Private
Region 4

12/31/22

Commercial
Dealer (10)
Forest Pest (33)
Ornamental & Turf (34)
Aquatic Pest (36)
Wood Treatment (41)
Special Utility (44)
Piscicide (46)

Private
Region 5

12/31/23

Commercial
Seed Treatment (35)
Demonstration & Research (39)
Industrial, Structural, & Institutional (40)
School IPM (45)

Private
Region 1

12/31/24

Private
Region 2

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Antimicrobials | Montana Approval #0008S7

1 credit: 10, 39, 40, 45, 56C
Unlike most pesticides, antimicrobial pesticides can be found in a wide variety of places and are readily available to the public. Antimicrobial pesticides also have unique label requirements. This course will discuss antimicrobial pesticides, their properties, potential risks, and hazards of use.

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Microbial Microbial
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Bat Damage Management | Montana Approval #0008S8

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 40, 45, 54
The site of a bat hanging around a structure can be unnerving to most clients. Finding one inside a home is even more unsettling and can send the homeowner into a panic. This course will talk about the identification of bat issues, fundamentals of bat control, and a few health issues that can be quite costly for wildlife control operators and clients.

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Structural Structural
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Bed Bugs: Overview and Management | Montana Approval #00086X

2 credits: 10, 39, 40, 45
Structural applicators know that managing a bed bug infestation is difficult on many levels. This course looks at the history of bed bugs, current integrated pest management approaches to preventing and managing an infestation, and several of the chemical options available when your non-chemical controls and methods have failed.

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Invertebrate Invertebrate
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Cage Trapping Techniques | Montana Approval #0007MJ

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. Best practices surrounding appropriate traps for target animals, effective baits, and safe and humane use of traps will be outlined.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Calibration Clinic - Pesticide Sprayers and Spreaders | Montana Approval #00092P

1 credit: 10, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 50, 55, 60, 61 
Proper application of pesticides and fertilizers on turfgrass is only possible with accurately calibrated equipment. These lessons discuss the calibration of three types of application equipment: handheld or back-pack pump-up sprayers, large acreage sprayers, and fertilizer or “dry-granular” spreaders as well as several different calibration techniques.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Control & Management of Unprotected Birds | Montana Approval #0008SD

1 credit: 10, 32, 35, 39, 40, 45, 54, 60
Unwanted birds can pose a problem for applicators and their clients. Some people love to feed the birds and spend hours watching birds. Once birds have become established in an area they can be difficult to control or deter. Though this course will focus on the control and management of unprotected birds, some of the techniques covered will help with the management of protected birds when a permit is issued.

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Structural Structural
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Cultural Practices for Turf Management | Montana Approval #0007XQ

1 credit: 10, 34, 39, 45
Turf responds best to consistent cultural practices including mowing, irrigating, and fertilizing. But as turf managers know, there is a right way and a wrong way to do these. This course covers the dos and don’ts of good cultural practices that will result in a healthy vigorous turf that will be enjoyed for years.

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Turf Turf
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Environmental Fate and Transport of Pesticides | Montana Approval #0008S9

1 credit: 10, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41, 44, 55, 56a, 60
Pesticides are a key factor in pest management but it is important to understand what happens to those pesticides after the application. This course will review some key characteristics of environmental factors that can affect how pesticides move and degrade in the environment.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Euthanasia & Carcass Disposal: Methods & Pitfalls | Montana Approval #0008VK

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 54, 60
This topic, while not often talked about, is something that everyone in wildlife control has to deal with. It is one of those unmentionables, but we need to talk about it in detail because it’s something you’re going to need to encounter if you’re going to be a full-fledged wildlife control operator. This course will cover methods for euthanizing animals, ways to dispose of the deceased animal, and pitfalls to avoid to maintain public relations and appearance.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests | Montana Approval #0007ML

2 credits: 10, 32, 39, 54, 60
This course focuses on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals. 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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Fumigation Fumigation
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German Cockroach Control | Montana Approval #0009HK

1 credit: 10, 39, 40, 45
German cockroaches can be a difficult pest to control. The temptation for most pest control operators is to reach for the pesticide right away, but there is much more involved in controlling a German cockroach infestation. This class will focus on an eco-friendly approach to German roach control strategies in the most difficult environments.

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Cockroach Cockroach
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Inspecting Structures for Wildlife | Montana Approval #0008XG

3 credits: 10, 32, 39, 40, 45, 60
If you do not diagnose the problem correctly you will spend a lot of time treating something that is not there. Identify correctly and gather evidence and determine the extent of potential problems. This course will cover the basics of what to look for while inspecting a structure that has potentially been invaded by wildlife.

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Structural Structural
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Management of Beavers | Montana Approval #0009PG

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 54, 60
Beavers are protected and beneficial to the ecosystem and habitats of other animals. Managing them requires careful consideration and knowledge of state laws and permits. This course will cover common behaviors and habitat construction. It will also cover many non-lethal methods of control and requirements and ways to effectively trap beavers.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management of Columbian Ground Squirrels | Montana Approval #0009SC

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 54, 60
Columbian ground squirrels are similar to Richardson’s ground squirrels, but they are much more difficult to control. This course will teach you the difference between both ground squirrel species, help you identify their behaviors and habitats, and show you the best time to control them. This course will also discuss the many control methods of Columbian ground squirrels and requirements of each.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management of Pocket Gophers | Montana Approval #0008VL

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 54, 60
The site of a fresh mound of soil in an otherwise manicured lawn or alfalfa field can be enough to send a landowner into a tizzy. Pocket gophers can be devastating to both lawns and agricultural fields if they are not properly controlled. The damage caused by pocket gophers can sometimes be confused with either moles or ground squirrels. This course will cover the basics of pocket gopher management including biology, damage, trapping, and toxicant use.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management of Prairie Dogs | Montana Approval #0009PH

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 54, 60
Managing prairie dogs is a delicate balance between maintaining a healthy environment and keeping valuable land pest free. This course will cover environmental concerns and methods of control. It will also discuss common application methods and ways to protect yourself from hazards when using rodenticides.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management of Raccoons - Part A (Basic) | Montana Approval #0009PJ

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 40, 60
Because the management of raccoons is a detailed process, this topic is split into two courses: basic (part A) and advanced (part B). This basic course provides an overview of raccoon biology, damage, and control measures that can be taken. Additionally, this course will cover safety protocol and legal requirements of wildlife control.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management of Raccoons - Part B (Advanced) | Montana Approval #0009PK

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 40, 60
Because the management of raccoons is a detailed process, this topic is split into two courses: basic (part A) and advanced (part B). This advanced course provides an overview of baiting principles and the different types of traps recommended for raccoons. This course will also touch on diseases carried by raccoons and how to humanely dispatch trapped raccoons.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management of Richardson's Ground Squirrels | Montana Approval #0009SG

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 54, 60
Richardson’s ground squirrels are similar to Columbian ground squirrels, but they are much easier to control. This course will teach you the difference between both ground squirrel species, help you identify their behaviors and habitats, and show you the best time to control them. This course will also discuss the many control methods of Richardson’s ground squirrels and requirements of each.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management of Tree Squirrels | Montana Approval #0009SH

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 40, 45, 54, 60
This course will cover five different species of tree squirrel so you can identify the differences between each species in terms of their behaviors and abilities, habitats, and damage. This course will also discuss the many control techniques to use and requirements of each.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management of Woodchucks | Montana Approval #0009PL

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 54, 60
Woodchucks are also known as whistle pigs or groundhogs. Woodchucks are basically the building contractors for many animals in the wildlife kingdom because of the holes they dig. This course will discuss the control and management of woodchucks.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management of Woodpeckers | Montana Approval #0009PM

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 40, 45, 60
There are many species of woodpeckers and they are all protected, so managing them requires careful and diligent observation. This course will cover differences between species and common behaviors. It will also cover many non-lethal methods of control and legal requirements for lethal control.

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Structural Structural
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Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent | Montana Approval #0008SC

1 credit: 10, 39, 40, 45
One of the challenges with house mice is that clients don’t take house mice seriously. It’s amazing how people will move heaven and earth when rats are around, but when it comes to mice they will simply say “oh, it’s just a mouse!” This course will help educate applicators on the risks of allowing house mice to remain in a structure.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Mole Management | Montana Approval #0008VM

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 54, 60
Moles can be the bane of a well-kept lawn. But is it really a mole? Moles, voles, shrews, and pocket gopher damage can look the same to the untrained eye. This course covers the physiological differences between moles and other look-alike vertebrate pests, trapping techniques, and toxicant options.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets | Montana Approval #0008SB

1 credit: 10, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 50, 54, 55, 56A, 56C, 60
Pesticide labels and safety data sheets (SDS) appear to contain much of the same information. While the label is the law, an SDS is not considered the law. As an applicator, it is important to understand the difference between a pesticide label and a safety data sheet and know what information can be found in each document. This course will review the various parts of pesticide labels and safety data sheets to identify the similarities and differences.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics | Montana Approval #000873

2 credits: 10, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44, 50, 54, 55, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60, 61
Labels are increasing in complexity and depth of information. It is never suggested that anyone try to memorize a pesticide label. By reviewing parts of a label and recognizing label language and use, we hope that you feel more comfortable with the information on pesticide labels and feel confident in understanding the information the present.

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Law & Regulation Law & Regulation
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Right of Way: Weed Control | Montana Approval #00077F

4 credits: 10, 37, 39, 44, 55
This course will review the methods and techniques to manage vegetation on right-of-ways and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species, sites, objects, or the environment.

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Right Of Way Right Of Way
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Right-of-Way: Pest Management Overview | Montana Approved # 0008JX

4 credits: 10, 37, 39, 55
Pest management in right-of-way situations can be a challenge. The economic thresholds are different in right-of-way situations compared to either a landscape setting or an agricultural setting. This course provides an overview of pests common to rights-of-way, management solutions, a look at the equipment commonly used to treat rights-of-way, and a review of calibration steps for that equipment.

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Right Of Way Right Of Way
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Seed Treatment Product Safety | Montana Approval #0007SR

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 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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Agriculture Agriculture
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Skunks: $mell the $uccess | Montana Approval #0008XH

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 60
This course will discuss the lifecycle and biology of skunks, habitat modification to discourage skunks from taking up residence, trapping tips and techniques, the basics of rodenticide use, and the basics of euthanizing if allowable by law. It is important to be familiar with state and local laws regarding skunk management.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct | Montana Approval #0006QG

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, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products, and how to communicate these issues with customers.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Understanding Rodenticides & Their Labels | Montana Approval #0008VN

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 54, 60
Rodenticides are becoming a widely discussed and concerning topic in the pest control field. There is a growing public concern at the risk of secondary and non-target poisonings when rodenticides are used. As a pest control operator is it your responsibility to understand how rodenticides work and how to read their labels. This course discusses the common types of rodenticides, their appropriate application, the risks involved with the use of each type of rodenticide, and takes a look at specific label language.

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

4 credits: 10, 32, 39, 40, 45, 54
This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection including identification 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 as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should used.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Voles: Biology, Damage, and Control | Montana Approval #0008VP

1 credit: 10, 32, 39, 54, 60
Voles are known by a variety of names, meadow mice or field mice for example. Voles are rodents, meaning they like to chew on things, but they rarely enter structures and are primarily a pest in landscape settings. But they are often confused with mice by many homeowners. This course will cover the basics of vole identification, biology, and damage as well as several control methods including trapping and rodenticide use.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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