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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Renewal Deadline:

Commercial, Public, and Non-Commercial Applicators must renew their certification annually by December 31st.
Private Applicators must renew their certification every five years by December 31st.

CE Requirements:

CE Requirements differ by license. See below for details.

State-approved Online Pesticide Courses

» View New Mexico Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Requirements

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

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Annual Bluegrass Resistance Management | New Mexico 2022 Approval #00062P

1 credit: General (00), PRAP, PRRO
Annual bluegrass has historically been an important weed of many, if not most, commodity and specialty crops. The extensive reliance upon herbicides as the primary means of control has led to an almost overwhelming presence of herbicide resistance. This course will discuss the currently reported cases of annual bluegrass resistance to various herbicides and how to develop an effective herbicide program.

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Weed Control Weed Control
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Antimicrobials | New Mexico 2022 Approval #00062Q

1 credit: General (00), PRAP, PRRO
Unlike most pesticides, antimicrobial pesticides can be found in a wide variety of places and are readily available to the public. Antimicrobial pesticides also have unique label requirements. This course will discuss antimicrobial pesticides, their properties, potential risks, and hazards of use.

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Microbial Microbial
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Application Equipment and Calibration | New Mexico 2022 Approval #00062V

1 credit: General (00), PRAP, PRRO
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 Mexico 2022 Approval #00062W

2 credits: 00, PRAP, PRRO
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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Aquatic Weed Control | New Mexico 2022 Approval #0006HM

1 credit: General (00), PRAP, PRRO
Managing aquatic weeds revolves around proper plant identification. 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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Aquatic Aquatic
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Bed Bug Health Effects & Control | New Mexico 2022 Approval #0006HQ

1 credit: General (00), PRAP, PRRO
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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Bed Bugs: Overview and Management | New Mexico 2022 Approval #0006HV

2 credits: General (00), PRAP, PRRO
Structural applicators know that managing a bed bug infestation is difficult on many levels. This course looks at the history of bed bugs, current integrated pest management approaches to preventing and managing an infestation, and several of the chemical options available when your non-chemical controls and methods have failed.

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Invertebrate Invertebrate
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Calibration Clinic - Pesticide Sprayers and Spreaders | New Mexico 2022 Approval #0006HW

1 credit: General (00), PRAP, PRRO
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 Ornamental Plant Pests | New Mexico 2022 Approval #0006HX

3 credits: General (00), PRAP, PRRO
Pest management of ornamental plants involves multiple steps from growing a healthy plant that is more resistant to pest damage to correctly identifying the problem when present. This course will cover the most common pests of ornamental plants.

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Common Turfgrass Weeds | New Mexico 2022 Approval #0006HY

1 credit: General (00), PRAP, PRRO
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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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | New Mexico 2022 Approval #0006J3

2 credits: General (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.

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Ornamental Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration | New Mexico 2022 Approval #0006K9

1 credit: General (00), PRAP, PRRO
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 Mexico 2022 Approval #0006KA

1 credit: General (00), PRAP, PRRO
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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Termite Inspection and Treatment | New Mexico 2022 Approval #0006M8

1 credit: 7D
Inspecting and treating 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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