New Jersey Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Compliance & Enforcement. 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!

Online Courses

New Jersey Federal Pesticide Laws (#025029)

Pesticides are hazardous substances that can cause serious harm if used improperly. Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment. Federal and state pesticide laws and regulations control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest. This course addresses the requirements set forth by federal regulations. Pesticide applicators are responsible for learning about and complying with all regulations.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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New Jersey Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response (#025033)

PPE comprises the clothing and devices you wear to protect your body from contact with pesticides. 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. Proper PPE selection, use, and care are essential.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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New Jersey Pest Management (#025028)

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to 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.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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New Jersey Pesticide Application Procedures (#025037)

Today’s pest management practices require modern equipment to apply a variety of pesticides. Pesticides may be applied as sprays, dusts, granules, gases (vapors), fogs, baits, rubs, or dips. The vast array of application equipment must be matched to the pesticide as well as to the size and type of the job. To make an effective, safe, and efficient application, read the label first. In addition, you must properly select, operate, calibrate, and maintain your equipment.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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New Jersey Pesticide Formulations (#025031)

A pesticide formulation is a combination of active and inert ingredients that forms an end-use pesticide product. 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.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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New Jersey Pesticide Hazards and First Aid (#025032)

Pesticides are designed to be toxic to living organisms so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents, fungi, and bacteria). At the same time, pesticides must be used with special care to avoid harming nontarget organisms, including pesticide applicators, handlers, and anyone else exposed to the product. Pesticides can have both short-term and long-term effects on humans. As a result, pesticide users need to be concerned with the hazards associated with exposure to the chemical and not exclusively with the toxicity of the pesticide.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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New Jersey Pesticide Labeling (#025030)

The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. The information printed on and attached to the pesticide container is the label. By law, pesticide users are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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New Jersey Pesticides in the Environment (#025034)

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.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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New Jersey Planning the Pesticide Application (#025036)

Planning is essential before beginning a pesticide application. To help plan, you should know how to select the right pesticide for the job, review the label, test for pesticide compatibility before mixing, choose what personal protective equipment to wear, transfer pesticides safely, and clean up after an application.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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New Jersey Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct (#025035)

This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored.  It is important for certified applicators to know under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products. You also need to understand the importance of communication and how to communicate with customers about what you are doing.
This course is approved for 2 Credit Hours of Core Requirements

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State Requirements

How do I get my New Jersey pesticide applicator's license?

Commercial Pesticide Applicator License

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years or older
  • Step 2 – Submit proof of completion of a Department approved Basic Pesticide Training Course.
  • Step 3 – Complete Core Application Exam application form.
  • Step 4 – Complete 40 hours of on-the-job training
  • Step 5 – Pass Core Exam and one or more Category exams. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course!

Private Pesticide Applicator License –

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years or older
  • Step 2 – Complete Private exam application
  • Step 3 – Complete the Private Pesticide Training manual
  • Step 4 – Pass the Private Pesticide Exam. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course!

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

All applicators must renew their licenses after 5 years by October 31st with a $25 fee. Individuals looking to recertify can

  • Complete the original certification process
  • Participate in continuing Education
    1. Commercial Applicators require 8 units (one unit is 30 minutes of instruction time) of Core subject matter and 16 units for each Category
    2. Private Applicators require - 8 units (one unit is 30 minutes of instruction time) of Core subject matter and 16 units of credit in Private Part 2

Renewal Cycle: 5 years

Renewal Deadline: October 31st

Who submits my continuing education to the state?

You will submit your continuing education certificates to the state.

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 New Jersey have?

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture recognizes the following classification of applicator licensing:

  • Commercial Applicator – Individuals who use any pesticide for hire.
  • Private Applicator – Individuals who use or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides for agriculture on property owned or rented by the individual or the individual’s employer.

What are the categories and subcategories for New Jersey pesticide licensing?

The State of New Jersey currently has 28 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. Click here for a description of each classification.

Category 1A – Plant
Category 1B – Animals
Category 2 – Forest pest control
Category 3A – Ornamental
Category 3B – Turf
Category 3C- Interior plant scaping
Category 4 – Seed treatment
Category 5 – Aquatic pest control
Category 6A – General vegetation management
Category 6B – Right of Way
Category 7A – General and household pest control
Category 7B – Termites & other wood destroying insects
Category 7C – Fumigation pest control
Category 7D- Food manufacturing and processing
Category 7E – Wood preserving pest control
Category 7F – Antifoulants
Category 8A – General Public Health
Category 8B – Mosquito Control
Category 8C – Campground pest control
Category 8D – Cooling water pest control
Category 8E – Sewer root control
Category 8F – Pet grooming
Category 9 – Regulatory pest control
Category 10 – Demo & Research
Category 11 – Aerial pest control
Category 12A – Water sanitation
Category 12B – Sterilization
Category 13 – School IPM

Does the State of New Jersey offer reciprocity with other states?

New Jersey offers reciprocity on a case-by-case basis after going through the reciprocal license application process.

Course Demo

Here is short preview from the Pesticide Labeling course.