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Online New Jersey 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 New Jersey Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Right of Way: Pest Control | New Jersey Approval #026005

4 Hours | Approved for 1 Credit:  6B and 5 Credits:  Core 
This course will help applicators in New Jersey 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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Right of Way: Weed Control | New Jersey Approval #026006

4 Hours | Approved for 6 Credits:  6B and 1 Credit:  Core 
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 New Jersey.
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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | New Jersey Approval #026209

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  3A, - 7 Units 
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 New Jersey.
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Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | New Jersey Approval #026208

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  1B, 7A, 8C - 7 Units Category 8A - 2 Units
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 New Jersey as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | New Jersey Approval #026206

3 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  1A, 3A, 3C - 5 Units Category 1B - 4 Units 
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 New Jersey.  
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Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management | New Jersey Approval #026207

3 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  1A, 3B - 5 Units Category 6B - 1 Unit 
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 New Jersey.
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Aquatic Weed Control | New Jersey Approval #026008

2 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  5
Managing aquatic weeds in New Jersey 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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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | New Jersey Approval #026000

2 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  1A, PP2
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in New Jersey to coordinate the effors of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators. 
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Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | New Jersey Approval #026001

2 Hours | Approved for 1 Credit:  2, 3A, 3B Core and 2 credits:  PP2 
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in New Jersey including Integrated Pest managaement (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identificaiton, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  
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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | New Jersey Approval #026002

2 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  1A, PP2
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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Pest Identification: Rice and Cotton | New Jersey Approval #026003

2 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits: 1A, PP2 
This course discusses proper insect and plant pathogen sampling techniques as well as pest identification for Rice and Cotton.  Each pest and pathogen are 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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How Fungicides Work | New Jersey Approval #026205

.5 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4 6B, PP2 - 1 Unit 
This course provides a basic understanding of fungicides and how they work.  Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infestions, and fungicide mechanism are all discussed using easy to follow diagrams explained by the on-screen instructor.
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Pollinator Stewardship | New Jersey Approval #026004

1 Hour | Approved for 2 Credits:  1A, Core, PP2
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 New Jersey.
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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | New Jersey Approval #026007

1 Hour | Approved for 2 Credits:  8A, 8B, 8C 
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 New Jersey.
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Federal Pesticide Laws | New Jersey Approval #025029

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in New Jersey. This course addresses the Federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest. 
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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | New Jersey Approval #025033

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core
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 New Jersey understand the protections and limitations of PPE.
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Pest Management | New Jersey Approval #025028

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core
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 New Jersey.
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Pesticide Application Prodedures | New Jersey Approval #025037

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core
Pesticides may be applied in New Jersey 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 | New Jersey Approval #025031

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core 
Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations in New Jersey, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | New Jersey Approval #025032

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core 
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 New Jersey 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 | New Jersey Approval #025030

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users.  By law, pesticide users in New Jersey are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
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Pesticides In The Environment | New Jersey Approval #025034

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in New Jersey. 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 | New Jersey Approval #025036

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core
Before beginning a pesticide application in New Jersey, 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 | New Jersey Approval #025035

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in New Jersey, 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 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.

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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!

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