New Mexico Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. 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 Mexico Federal Pesticide Laws (# 000328)

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 1 Credit Hour of all categories.

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New Mexico Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response (# 00032C)

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 1 Credit Hour of all Categories.

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New Mexico Pest Management ( #000327)

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 1 Credit Hour of all categories.

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New Mexico Pesticide Application Procedures (# 00032H)

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 1 credit Hour of general education.

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New Mexico Pesticide Formulations (#00032A)

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 1 Credit Hour of general education.

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New Mexico Pesticide Hazards and First Aid (#00032B)

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 1 Credit Hour of general education.

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New Mexico Pesticide Labeling (#000329)

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 1 Credit Hour of general education.

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New Mexico Pesticides in the Environment (#00032D)

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 has been approved for 1 Credit Hour of general education.

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New Mexico Planning the Pesticide Application (# 00032G)

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 1 Credit Hour of general education.

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New Mexico Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct (#00032F)

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 1 Credit Hour of general education.

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State Requirements

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

Commercial Applicators

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years’ or older
  • Step 2 – Have two years’ experience applying pesticides or 20 hours of college credits
  • Step 3 – Document acceptable pesticide application education/experience
  • Step 4 – Complete the Commercial Applicator application form
  • Step 5 – Provide financial responsibility proof
  • Step 6 – Pass the Applicator exam. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course!
  • Step 7 – Submit $75 license fee

           Commercial Applicators have 60 days to complete all requirements or they must re-apply and retake tests.

Commercial Operator/Technicians

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years’ or older
  • Step 2 – Complete the Operator/Technician application
  • Step 3 – Pass the Operator exam. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course!
  • Step 4 – Have the Commercial Applicator submit the $50 license fee

         Commercial Operator/Technicians have 60 days to complete all requirements or they must re-apply and retake tests.

Private Applicators

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years’ or older
  • Step 2 – Pass an exam with a 70% or better. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course!
  • Step 3 – Submit the license fee to NMDA

Public Applicators

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years’ or older
  • Step 2 – Pass the National Core Exam and relevant category exams. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course!

           Public applicators have 60 days to complete all requirements or they must re-apply and retake tests.

Noncommercial Applicators

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years’ or older
  • Step 2 - Complete the Commercial Applicator application form
  • Step 3 - Submit $75 license fee

Pest Management Consultants

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years’ or older
  • Step 2 – Complete Pest Management License application

Pesticide Dealers

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years’ or older
  • Complete Dealer License application
  • Have a Dealer license for each sales outlet
  • Out-of-State Businesses must license their out-of-state location
  • Pay $75 fee

Do I need continuing education credits to maintain my New Mexico pesticide applicators license?
In order to renew your license you must:

  1. Obtain a signed Renewal Form
  2. Obtain enough CEUs
  3. Pay appropriate Renewal Fees (Check or Money Order)
  4. Have a current Certificate of Liability Insurance for Commercial Applicators
  5. Turn all three in by December 31st
  • Commercial Applicators – Need 4 CEU
  • Commercial Applicators with the 7D need 4 CEU and 4 termite CEU
  • Public Applicators need 4 CEU
  • Non-Commercial Applicators need 4 CEU
  • Private Applicators need 5 CEU

Renewal Cycle: Annually

Renewal Deadline: December 31st

Who submits my continuing education to the state?
Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your continuing education courses to the state for you at the end of each month.

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 Mexico have?
The New Mexico Department Agriculture & Rural Development recognizes the following classification of applicator licensing:

  • Commercial Applicators – Individuals who apply pesticides for hire.
  • Commercial Operator/Technicians – Employees of Commercial Applicators that apply pesticides
  • Private Applicators – Individuals who apply restricted-use pesticides on their own land.
  • Public Applicators – Government employees whose job includes the application of pesticides.
  • Noncommercial Applicators – Property owners or managers who apply restricted-use pesticides to their place of business.
  • Pest Management Consultants – Individuals who make recommendations for restricted-use pesticide applications but do not personal apply them.
  • Pesticide Dealers – Business entities that sell restricted-use pesticides.

What are the categories and subcategories for New Mexico pesticide licensing?
The State of New Mexico currently has 24 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.

1A - Agricultural Pests
1B - Agricultural Weeds
1C - Animal Pests
2 - Forest Pests & Weeds
3A - Ornamental & Turf Pests
3B - Ornamental Pest Management
4 - Seed Treatment
5 - Aquatic Pests and Weeds
6A - Wood Preservation
6B - Right-of-Way & Industrial Weeds
7A - Structural Pests
7B - Vertebrate Pests
7C - Fumigation
7D - Wood-Destroying Pests
8 - Public Health Pests
9 - Regulatory (Quarantine) Pests
10 - Demonstration & Research
11 - Other

Does the State of New Mexico offer reciprocity with other states?
Yes! Currently, New Mexico offers reciprocity with Texas. Applicants should:

  1. Contact New Mexico’s Department of Agriculture and request their test scores be faxed to TDA at (888) 216 – 9865.
  2. Complete Application for Pesticide license
    1. Commercial
    2. Noncommercial
  3. Return to TDA with fee.
  4. Pass TDA standards exam.

Who do I contact the New Mexico Department of Agriculture with questions?
New Mexico Department of Agriculture
3190 S. Espina Las Cruces
New Mexico 88003
Phone: (575) 646-3007

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