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Online New Mexico 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 Mexico Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | New Mexico Approval #0003K4

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  00, PRAP, PRRO
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 Mexico as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.
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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | New Mexico Approval #0003JX

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  00, PRAP, PRRO
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 Mexico.
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Right of Way: Weed Control | New Mexico Approval #0003K2

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credit:  00, PRAP, PRRO 
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 Mexico.
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Right of Way: Pest Control | New Mexico Approval #0003K1

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  00, PRAP, PRRO
This course will help applicators in New Mexico 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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Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management | New Mexico Approval #0003K3

3 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  00, PRAP, PRRO 
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 Mexico.
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | New Mexico Approval #0003JQ

3 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  00, PRAP, PRRO
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 Mexico.  
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Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | New Mexico Approval #0003JW

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  00, PRAP, PRRO 
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in New Mexico including Integrated Pest managaement (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identificaiton, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  
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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | New Mexico Approval #0003JP

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  00, PRAP, PRRO
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in New Mexico to coordinate the effors of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators. 
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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | New Mexico Approval #0003JY

2 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  00, PRAP, PRRO
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 Mexico Approval #0003JZ

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  00, PRAP, PRRO
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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Aquatic Weed Control | New Mexico Approval #0003JM

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  00, PRAP, PRRO 
Managing aquatic weeds in New Mexico 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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Pollinator Stewardship | New Mexico Approval #0003K0

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  00, PRAP, PRRO 
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 Mexico.
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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | New Mexico Approval #0003K5

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  00, PRAP, PRRO 
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 Mexico.
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Federal Pesticide Laws | New Mexico Approval #000328

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  00 - General
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in New Mexico. 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 Mexico Approval #00032C

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  00 - General
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 Maryland understand the protections and limitations of PPE. 
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Pest Management | New Mexico Approval #000327

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  00 - General
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 Mexico. 
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Pesticide Application Procedures | New Mexico Approval #00032H

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  00 - General
Pesticides may be applied in New Mexico 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 Mexico Approval #00032A

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  00 - General
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 Mexico, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
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Pesticide Hazards And First Aid | New Mexico Approval #00032B

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  00 - General
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 Mexico 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 Mexico Approval #000329

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  00 - General
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users.  By law, pesticide users in New Mexico 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 Mexico Approval #00032D

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  00 - General
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in New Mexico. 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 Mexico Approval #00032G

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  00 - General
Before beginning a pesticide application in New Mexico, 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 Mexico Approval #00032F

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  00 - General
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in New Mexico, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers.
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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!

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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