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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Renewal Deadline:

Commercial and Technician licenses must be renewed 3 years from the date of issuance.
Private licenses must be renewed 5 years from the date of issuance.

CE Requirements:

Continuing education requirements differ by license type. See below for details.

State-approved Online Pesticide Courses

» View New York Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Requirements

1A - Agricultural Plant - 8 Credits
1B - Agricultural Animal - 6 Credits
1C - Companion Animal - 5 Credits
1D - Fumigation of Soil & Agricultural Commodities - 6 Credits
2 - Forest Pest Control - 6 Credits
3A - Ornamentals, Shad Trees, & Turf - 10 Credits
3B - Turf - 10 Credits
3C - Interior Plant Maintenance - 10 Credits
4 - Seed Treatment - 5 Credits
5A - Aquatic Vegetation Control - 8 Credits
5B - Aquatic Insect & Misc. Aquatic Organisms Control - 8 Credits
5C - Aquatic Fish Control - 8 Credits
5D - Aquatic Antifouling Paints - 5 Credits
5E - Sewer Line Root Control - 5 Credits
6A - Right-of-Way Vegetation Control - 8 Credits 6B - Right-of-Way in Place Pole Treatments - 8 Credits
7A - Structural & Rodent Control - 12 Credits

7C - Termite - 8 Credits
7B - Fumigation - 6 Credits
7D - Lumber & Wood Products - 6 Credits
7F - Food Processing - 12 Credits
7G - Cooling Towers, Pulp & Paper Process - 5 Credits
8 - Public Health Pest Control - 8 Credits
9 - Regulatory Pest Control - 5 Credits
10 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control - 5 Credits
11 - Aerial Pilot - 6 Credits
12 - Sales (of Restricted Use Pesticides) - 3 Credits
13 - Aquatic Antifouling Paint Applicator - 5 Credits
21 - Field & Forage - 10 Credits
22 - Fruit - 10 Credits
23 - Vegetable - 10 Credits
25 - Nursery, Ornamentals & Turf - 10 Credits
31 - Agricultural Animal Pest Control - 8 Credits
41 - Aquatic Pest Control - 8 Credits

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New York Commercial Category 3A - Ornamental, Shade Trees 10 Credit Bundle

Category 3a
This course bundle is designed for the New York Commercial applicator holding a 3a (Ornamental, Shade Tree) certification. All courses are approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The course bundle contains 4 credits of training approved for category 3a and 6 credits of core training. Please click on Course Details for a list of specific courses.

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Add To Cart $149.00
Turf Turf
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New York Commercial Category 3A/3B - Ornamental, Shade Trees & Turf 10 Credit Bundle

Category 3a or 3b
This course bundle is designed for the New York Commercial applicator holding either a 3a (Ornamental, Shade Tree, and Turf) or 3b (Turf) certification. All courses are approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The course bundle contains 3 credits of training approved for categories 3a and 3b, and 7 credits of core training. Please click on Course Details for a list of specific courses.

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Add To Cart $149.00
Turf Turf
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New York Commercial Category 3B - Turf Pest Management 10 Credit Bundle

Category 3b
This course bundle is designed for the New York Commercial applicator holding 3b (Turf) certification. All courses are approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The course bundle contains 3 credits of training approved for category 3b, and 7 credits of core training. Please click on Course Details for a list of specific courses.

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Add To Cart $149.00
Turf Turf
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New York Commercial Category 7C - Termite Control 8 Credit Bundle

Category 7c
This course bundle is designed for the New York Commercial applicator holding 7c (Termite Control) certification. All courses are approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The course bundle contains 8 credits of training approved for category 7c. Please click on Course Details for a list of specific courses.

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Add To Cart $120.00
Turf Turf
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New York Private Category 25 - Nursery, Ornamental, & Turf 10 Credit Bundle

Category 25
This course bundle is designed for the New York Private applicator holding a Category 25 (Nursery, Ornamental, & Turf) certification. All courses are approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The course bundle contains 4 credits of training approved for category 25 and 6 credits of core training. Please click on Course Details for a list of specific courses.

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Add To Cart $149.00
Turf Turf
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Common Ornamental Plant Pests | New York Approval #NY-23-422105

2 credits: 3a, 25
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 York Approval #NY-23-421402

.75 credit: 3a, 3b
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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Federal Pesticide Laws | New York Approval #NY-23-421406

.75 credits: Core
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare and preventing harm to the environment. 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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Law & Regulation Law & Regulation
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IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management | New York Approval #NY-23-421815

1 credit: 3a
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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IPM for Termite Prevention | New York Approval #NY-23-421816

1 credit: 7c
Termites are one of the most destructive pests in the United States. But there are several common-sense IPM practices that can be implemented to make a structure less inviting to termites from the start. This course will provide a review of IPM principles, termite biology, and several IPM practices to make any structure less attractive to termites.

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Termite Termite
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IPM for Turf Management | New York Approval #NY-23-421403

1 credit: 3a, 3b
As a turf manager, you'll need to be more than someone who just applies pesticides. Good turf management requires the use of all the tools in the toolbox. This course will touch on the best practice cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical controls for turf management.

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Turf Turf
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Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent | New York Approval #NY-23-421817

1 credit: 7a, 7f, 8
One of the challenges with house mice is that clients don't take house mice seriously. It's amazing how people will move heaven and earth when rats are around, but when it comes to mice they will simply say "oh, it's just a mouse!" This course will help educate applicators on the risks of allowing house mice to remain in a structure.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | New York Approval #NY-23-421415

1 credit: 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 Management | New York Approval #NY-23-421407

.75 credit: Core
A pest is an undesirable organism that injures humans, desirable plants and animals, manufactured products, or natural substances. This course will 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.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Application Procedures | New York Approval #NY-23-421409

.75 credit: Core
Pesticides may be applied 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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Formulations | New York Approval #NY-23-421410

.75 credit: Core
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.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | New York Approval #NY-23-421408

.75 credit: 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 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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Labeling | New York Approval #NY-23-421411

.75 credit: Core
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. By law, pesticide users are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.

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Law & Regulation Law & Regulation
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Pesticides in the Environment | New York Approval #NY-23-421412

.75 credit: Core
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.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Planning the Pesticide Application | New York Approval #NY-23-421413

.75 credits: Core
Before beginning a pesticide application, 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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pollinator Stewardship | New York Approval #NY-23-421414

1 credit: 1a, 2, 3a, 3b, 6a, 21, 22, 23, or 25
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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Right-of-Way: Pest Management Overview | New York Approval #NY-23-421818

3.25 credits: 6a
Pest management in right-of-way situations can be a challenge. The economic thresholds are different in right-of-way situations compared to either a landscape setting or an agricultural setting. This course provides an overview of pests common to rights-of-way, management solutions, a look at the equipment commonly used to treat rights-of-way, and a review of calibration steps for that equipment.
 

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Right Of Way Right Of Way
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Seed Treatment Product Safety | New York Approval #NY-23-421404

1 credit: 4
In the last ten years, there has been a resurgence of treated seed use, largely due to the advent of improved chemical performance. We as agricultural producers are obviously concerned about the more modern applications of these processes. This course outlines the benefits and risks associated with treated seed products.

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Agriculture Agriculture
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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | New York Approval #NY-23-421405

1 credit: 3a, 3b
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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Wood Destroying Pest Management | New York Approval #NY-23-421819

.5 credits: Core
1.5 credits: 7a
4 credits: 7c

Termites are just one of the many wood-destroying pests found throughout the United States. Carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, and wood-damaging fungi can also cause severe structural damage if not properly managed. This course will cover the primary wood-destroying pests found through the country, the recommended treatments for each of those pests, and the primary sources of excess structural moisture.

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Structural Structural
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