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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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Annual Bluegrass Resistance Management | Montana Approval #0008DF

1 credit: 10, 34, 39
Annual bluegrass has historically been an important weed of many, if not most, commodity and specialty crops. The extensive reliance upon herbicides as the primary means of control has led to an almost overwhelming presence of herbicide resistance. This course will discuss the currently reported cases of annual bluegrass resistance to various herbicides and how to develop an effective herbicide program.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Weed Control Weed Control
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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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Application Equipment and Calibration | Montana Approval #0007XM

1 credit: 10, 34, 39, 45, 60
When pesticide applications become necessary for good turf management, it's important to understand how the application equipment works and how to properly calibrate the equipment. This course will provide turf managers with an understanding of the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on turf and how to properly calibrate the equipment.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Aquatic Pest Management Montana Approval #0009GF

2 credits: 10, 36, 39, 61
1 credit: 46

Aquatic ecosystems are extremely complex and fragile. This course covers the many aspects necessary for managing aquatic pests, from site evaluation and pest identification to pesticide application and treatment evaluation. Risk communication strategies are included, along with a variety of control methods in addition to aquatic pesticides.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2.5 credits Soil and Water Management

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Aquatic Aquatic
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Aquatic Weed Control | Montana Approval #000776

2 credits: 10, 36, 39, 61
Managing aquatic weeds revolves around proper plant identification. 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.

Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Aquatic Aquatic
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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Montana Approval #000777

1 credit: 10, 30, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 45, 50, 56A, 56C, 60
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented to coordinate the efforts of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find a balance between managing pests and protecting pollinators.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Pollinator Pollinator
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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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 3 credits IPM

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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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Common Ornamental Plant Pests | Montana Approval #0008C9

3 credits: 10, 34, 39, 45
Pest management of ornamental plants involves multiple steps from growing a healthy plant that is more resistant to pest damage to correctly identifying the problem when present. This course will cover the most common pests of ornamental plants.
Certified Crop Advisor: 3 credits IPM

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Common Turfgrass Weeds | Montana Approval #0007XP

1 credit: 10, 34, 39, 45
Managing weeds in a turf stand can be a tricky proposition. Often times the client fails to recognize that the presence of weeds in a turf stand is the result of poor turf, not the cause. This course will provide applicators with a working knowledge of weed biology, weed identification, and how herbicides work.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Turf Turf
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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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Turf Turf
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Montana Approval #00077R

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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 3 credit IPM

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Ornamental Ornamental
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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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Fumigation Fumigation
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Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling | Montana Approval #0007SN

1 credit: 10, 30, 34, 39, 45, 60
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, infections, fungicide mechanism, collection techniques, and collection dos and don'ts are all discussed.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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General Structural Pest Management | Montana Approval #0008JS

3 credits: 10, 39, 40, 45
As certified or licensed professionals we have legal responsibilities that we must fulfill in every job that we do. Not only do have to control pests, but we also have to do the paperwork and legwork that documents our applications. This course reviews the basics of general structural pest management.

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Structural Structural
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Home Lawn and Landscape Management | Montana Approval #0008DG

1 credit: 10, 34, 39
The lawn and landscape are essential elements in any residential situation. When not installed or managed properly the investment of time and money can be perceived as a waste as the lawn and landscape do not fulfill their purpose. This course will focus on the essentials of designing a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing and makes weed control easier as well as key factors for installing and establishing a functional home lawn.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Turf Turf
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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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Intro to Mosquito Control | Montana Approval #00086Z

2 credits: 10, 38, 39, 50
To effectively manage a mosquito population as part of an integrated pest management plan applicators must be familiar with mosquito physiology, the lifecycle of the mosquito, and various collection and surveillance methods for both adult mosquitoes and larvae. This course will talk about surveillance methods, mosquito anatomy, and touch on the diseases that are most commonly vectored by mosquitoes in the United States.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Mosquito Mosquito
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IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management | Montana Approval #0008CB

1 credit: 10, 34, 39, 45
IPM of ornamental plants involves multiple steps; producing a healthy plant, correctly identifying the problem, recognizing that there will always be some pests and damage, and only using pesticides as a last resort. This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for ornamental plants, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully provide your clients with a healthy and attractive landscape.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Ornamental Ornamental
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IPM for Termite Prevention | Montana Approval #0007XR

1 credit: 10, 39, 40, 45 
Termites are one of the most destructive pests in the United States. But there are several common-sense IPM practices that can be implemented to make a structure less inviting to termites from the start. This course will provide a review of IPM principles, termite biology, and several IPM practices to make any structure less attractive to termites.
 

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Termite Termite
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IPM for Turf Management | Montana Approval #0007SQ

1 credit: 10, 34, 39, 45
As a turf manager, 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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Turf Turf
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IPM, Insect Sampling, & Calibration | Montana Approval #0009GK

1 credit: 10, 30, 39, 45, 60
Managing your row crops takes time and attention to detail. Your IPM strategy, insect sampling techniques, and pesticide applications all need to work together. This course covers the basics of sound IPM principles, insect sampling techniques, and how to effectively calibrate your equipment to help applicators manage their crop.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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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 Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | Montana Approval #00077T

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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 4 credits IPM

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Ornamental Ornamental
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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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Mouse Mouse
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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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Mouse Mouse
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Mosquito Identification | Montana Approval #000871

3 credits: 10, 38, 39, 50
Correct identification of each mosquito species is an important step to managing the mosquito population in your area. Each species of mosquito has its own preferred habitat and breeding environment. This course covers the preferred habitat, breeding ground, and physiological differences between five major species of mosquitoes found throughout the United States.
Certified Crop Advisors: 3 credits IPM

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Mosquito Mosquito
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Mosquito Management & Control | Montana Approval #000872

2 credits: 10, 38, 39, 50
Mosquito management is a daunting task for many applicators. When mosquito management is done incorrectly or isn't done at all, mosquitoes can make public spaces unusable. This course will discuss common methods of mosquito controls, everything from physical controls to pesticides, to record-keeping, all as part of a solid integrated pest management approach to mosquito control.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Mosquito Mosquito
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Native and Non-Native Wood Boring Insects | Montana Approval #0009GJ

1 credit: 10, 33, 39, 40, 41, 44
This course is a brief overview of basic identification of insects that are common to our environment including native and non-native wood boring insects. The course outlines the distinguishing physical, behavioral characteristics, and management strategies for common insects and invasive woodborers.

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Forest Forest
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Natural Areas Weed Management | Montana Approval #0009GG

3 credits: 10, 30, 33, 37, 39, 44, 45, 55, 60
This course is for agricultural pesticide applicators who want to become certified as commercial or public applicators of restricted-use pesticides for the control of natural areas. It outlines various invasive weeds in natural areas and how an applicator should go about treating natural areas with respect to wildlife and the environment.

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Weed Control Weed Control
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Ornamental Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration | Montana Approval #0008CC

1 credit: 10, 34, 39, 45
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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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

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 understand the protections and limitations of PPE.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | Montana Approval #000779

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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Agriculture Agriculture
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Pest Management | Montana Approval #0006Q7

1 credit: 10, 30, 34, 37, 39, 40, 44, 45, 55, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60
A pest is an undesirable organism that injures humans, desirable plants and animals, manufactured products, or natural substances. This course will discuss the importance of pest identification in pest control, describe how pest population levels trigger control procedures, and give several reasons why pesticide applications may fail.
Certified Crop Advisor: 1 credit IPM

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Application Procedures | Montana Approval #0006QJ

1 credit: 10, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 44, 55, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60
Pesticides may be applied 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.
Certified Crop Advisor: 1 credit IPM

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Formulations | Montana Approval #0006QB

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 and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Montana Approval #0006QC

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 need to be concerned with the hazards associated with exposure to the chemical and not just the toxicity of the pesticide.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Labeling | Montana Approval #0006Q9

1 credit: 10, 30, 34, 37, 39, 40, 44, 45, 55, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. By law, pesticide users are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
Certified Crop Advisor: 1 credit IPM

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Law & Regulation Law & Regulation
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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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Pesticides in the Environment | Montana Approval #0006QF

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. 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.
Certified Crop Advisor: 1 credit IPM

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Planning the Pesticide Application | Montana Approval #0006QH

1 credit: 10, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 44, 55, 56a, 56b, 56c, 60
Before beginning a pesticide application, 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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pollinator Stewardship | Montana Approval #00077C

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 affecting honey bee decline, invasive insects, fungal disease, best practices for pollinator stewardship, and minimizing pesticide risks for pollinators.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Pollinator Pollinator
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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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Law & Regulation Law & Regulation
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Respiratory Protection | Montana Approval #0008DH

1 credit: 10, 20, 33, 34, 35, 39, 40, 41, 60
When the pesticide label requires a respirator it's important to know how to use a respirator safely. This course outlines the types of respirators available, proper fit, and inspection/maintenance requirements.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Right of Way: Pest Control | Montana Approval #00077D

4 credits: 10, 37, 39, 44, 55
This course will help applicators 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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 4 credits IPM

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Right Of Way Right Of Way
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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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 4 credits IPM

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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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 3 credits IPM

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Right Of Way Right Of Way
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Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pest Management | Montana Approved #0008JW

2 credits: 10, 39, 40, 45
An animal with a backbone or spinal column is called a vertebrate. A few vertebrates, such as rats and mice, are common pests in urban and industrial areas. Others are not pests in their normal habitats but may occasionally become pests when they conflict with humans. This course looks at basic management of common vertebrate pests. Be sure to understand all the regulations that apply in your geographic area before attempting to control vertebrate pests.

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Mouse Mouse
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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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit Crop Management

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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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Structure Infesting Pest Management | Montana Approval #0008JT

4 credits: 10, 39, 40, 45
Having a clear understanding of the hierarchy of insect classification is important. It helps us better understand the background of our pest decide the best course of action in controlling the pest. This course will cover some of the structure infesting pests commonly encountered by structural pesticide applicators and technicians.

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Structural Structural
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Structure Invading Pest Management | Montana Approval #0008JV

4 credits: 10, 39, 40, 45
As a pest control technician, it's important to be familiar with the pests in the region as well as where they reproduce. In some cases, it is difficult to determine if the designated living space is inside or outside. This course covers the identification and management of pests that generally live outside but will invade a structure if the conditions are favorable.

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Structural Structural
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Termite Inspection and Treatment | Montana Approval #00092Q

1 credit: 10, 39, 40, 45
Inspecting and treating for termites can be a difficult process. Being familiar with common types of construction is extremely helpful. This course is a tour of the Mississippi State University Extension termite training facility. The facility consists of 12 different stations, each representing an area of a building or home where termites could enter the structure.

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Termite Termite
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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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | Montana Approval #0007XS

1 credit: 10, 34, 39, 45 
There are a variety of diseases, disorders, insects, and vertebrate pests that can cause problems in turfgrass. This course will give applicators and turf managers an overview of these common pests and strategies for their management.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Turf Turf
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Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management | Montana Approval #00077V

3 credits: 10, 34, 39, 45
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turfgrasses, the multiple steps involved, and the different tools and techniques to successfully control the environment.
Certified Crop Advisors: 3 credits IPM

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Turf Turf
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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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Mouse Mouse
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Wood-Destroying Pest Management | Montana Approval #0008XJ

6 credits: 10, 39, 40, 45
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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Structural Structural
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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | Montana Approval #00077G

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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Mosquito Mosquito
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