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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Renewal Deadline:

Applicators must renew their licenses every 5 years by October 31st.

CE Requirements:

Commercial applicators must complete 8 units of core and 16 units for each category.
Private applicators must complete 8 units of core and 16 units of Private Part 2.

State-approved Online Pesticide Courses
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Application Equipment and Calibration | New Jersey DEP Approval #032911

2 units: Core
1 unit: 1A, 3A, 3B, 6B, 8C, PP2

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.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Aquatic Pest Management | New Jersey DEP Approvel #032912

2 units: Core
4 units: 5

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.

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Aquatic Aquatic
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Bed Bug Health Effects & Control | New Jersey DEP Approval #032913

2 units: 7A, 8A
Bed bugs are a common and difficult household pest that can be linked to a number of health effects such as psychological issues, cutaneous reactions, allergic reactions, anemia, and potential disease transmission. This course outlines various management methods for bed bug control and treatment as well as common symptoms and signs of health effects caused by the presence of bed bugs.

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Invertebrate Invertebrate
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Calibration Clinic - Pesticide Sprayers and Spreaders | New Jersey DEP Approval #032915

2 units: Core
1 unit: 1A, 3A, 3B, 6B, PP2

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 Turfgrass Weeds | New Jersey DEP Approval #032916

2 units: 3B, 6B, 8C, PP2
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.

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Turf Turf
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Cultural Practices for Turf Management | New Jersey DEP Approval #032918

2 units: 3B, 8C, PP2
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 | New Jersey DEP Approval #032920

2 units: Core
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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Fumigation Management | New Jersey DEP Approval #032923

2 credits: 7C, PP2
There are many regulations and requirements for the use fumigation products. One of the biggest requirements is preparing a fumigation management plan (FMP). This course will help you navigate the requirements of a fumigation product label, SDS sheet, and Applicator’s Manual, and will also walk you through a step-by-step demonstration of how to fill out an FMP for the control of burrowing rodents.

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Fumigation Fumigation
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Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling | New Jersey DEP Approval #032924

2 units: 1A, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 6B, 8C, PP2
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.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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German Cockroach Control | New Jersey DEP Approval #032925

2 credits: 7A, 7D, 8A, 8C
German cockroachs 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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History of Integrated Pest Management | New Jersey DEP Approval #032927

1 credit: 7A, 8A, 8C
What is integrated pest management? The reality is nobody can agree on what integrated pest management is. This course will cover what IPM is and what isnt and how to be practical about IPM strategies.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Home Lawn and Landscape Management | New Jersey DEP Approval #032928

2 units: 3A, 3B
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.

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Turf Turf
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Intro to Mosquito Control | New Jersey DEP Approval #032929

4 units: 8A, 8B, 8C
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.

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Mosquito Mosquito
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IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management | New Jersey DEP Approval #032930

2 units: 3A, 8C, PP2
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.

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Management of Raccoons - Part A (Basic) | New Jersey DEP Approval #032934

2 credits: 7A, 8A, 8C
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 Woodchucks | New Jersey DEP Approval #032937

2 units: 2, 3A, 3B, 8C
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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Microbial Pest Management | New Jersey DEP Approvel #032938

2 units: Core
2 units: 5, 8A, 8D, 12A

Managing microbial pests in water systems is essential for human health and the wider environment. This course will cover pest identification and methods of control. It will also discuss common application methods and ways to protect yourself from hazards when using biocides.

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Microbial Microbial
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Mole Management | New Jersey DEP Approval #032939

2 units: 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B, 8A, 8C, PP2
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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Ornamental Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration | New Jersey DEP Approval #032944

2 units: Core
1 unit: 3A, 3B, 6B, 8C

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.

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | New Jersey DEP Approval #032952

2 units: 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 understand the protections and limitations of PPE.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean, and Grain Sorghum | New Jersey DEP Approval #032945

4 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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Agriculture Agriculture
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Pest Identification: Rice, Cotton, and Peanuts | New Jersey DEP ApprovalE #032946

2 units: 1A, PP2
This course discusses proper inset identification for rice, cotton, and peanuts. 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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Agriculture Agriculture
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Pollinator Stewardship | New Jersey DEP Approval #032951

1 unit: Core
2 units: 1A, PP2

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.

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Pollinator Pollinator
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Setting up a Mosquito Control Program | New Jersey DEP Approval #032954

2 units: 8A, 8B, 8C
Mosquito control programs manage the population of mosquitoes to reduce their damage to human health. Mosquito control is a vital public-health practice as mosquitoes are the number one vector of disease globally, spreading many diseases. Mosquitoes can cause significant pain, irritation, and infection from their bites, which are a considerable nuisance. This course outlines mosquito control’s components, methods, benefits, and complexities.

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Mosquito Mosquito
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Swimming Pool Pest Management | New Jersey DEP Approval #032956

2 units: 12A
One of the main factors in swimming pool maintenance is water chemistry. A few different facets need to be maintained. These include the organic content in the water, the pH of the water, total alkalinity, and calcium hardness. This course covers the basics of swimming pool pest management.

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Aquatic Aquatic
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Termite Inspection and Treatment | New Jersey DEP Approval #032957

1 credit: 7B
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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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | New Jersey DEP Approval #032959

2 units: 3B, PP2
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.

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Turf Turf
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Understanding Rodenticides & Their Labels | New Jersey DEP Approval #032960

2 units: 7A, 7D, 8A, Core
1 unit: 1B, 3A, 3B, 8C

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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Voles: Biology, Damage, and Control | New Jersey DEP Approval #032961

2 units: 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B, 8A, 8C, PP2
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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