North Carolina

RENEWAL DEADLINE
Commercial – Must recertify by 6/30 every five years
Private – Must recertify by 9/30 every three years

CE REQUIREMENTS
Must complete a set number of credit per category

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Online North Carolina Agricultural Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Pesticide Basics and Safety Courses

Pesticide Application Procedures | North Carolina DACS Approval #740012

1 credit: A, B, D, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, T, X
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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Pesticides in the Environment | North Carolina DACS Approval #740011

1 credit: A, B, D, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, T, X
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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Federal Pesticide Laws | North Carolina DACS Approval #740010

1 credit: A, B, D, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, T, X
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare and preventing harm to the environment. This course addressed 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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Pesticide Formulations | North Carolina DACS Approval #xxx

1 credit: A, B, D, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, T, X
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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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | North Carolina DACS Approval #740008

1 credit: A, B, D, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, T, X
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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Pesticide Labeling | North Carolina DACS Approval #740007

1 credit: A, B, D, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, T, X
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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Online Worker Protection Standard Course

2021 Worker Protection Standard (WPS) – Agricultural Worker Training Program (Unlimited)

Train Unlimited Workers | EPA Worker PST 00024 | EPA Handler PST 00018; 00022; or 00027
(Handler materials provided through PERC) This EPA Approved Training Program provides everything your business needs to train your agricultural workers. This video program comes in both English and Spanish and trains unlimited workers. This training program is accessible for the 2021 calendar year.
Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

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$399.00
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2021 Worker Protection Standard (WPS) – Agricultural Worker Training Program (25 Workers)

Train 25 Workers | EPA Worker PST 00024 | EPA Handler PST 00018; 00022; or 00027
(Handler materials provided through PERC) This EPA Approved Training Program provides everything your business needs to train your agricultural workers. This video program comes in both English and Spanish and trains up to 25 workers. Training program is accessible for the entire 2021 calendar year.
Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

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$159.00
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Safety Compliance Bundle

Meet safety compliance requirements with these 15-20 safety minute videos.

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (2 classes)
  2. Pesticides in the Environment (2 classes)
  3. Transportation, Storage, and Security (2 classes)
  4. Emergency Response

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Online North Carolina Pesticide Applicator Initial Certification Prep Courses

Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Standards Training Program and Practice Test

12 Hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual. The test administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency will cover this information along with state, tribe, etc. specific information. Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of pesticide safety principles. 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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Turfgrass Pest Management Exam Prep

8 Hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the Turfgrass Pest Management category exam. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of turf management principles. By learning how to manage your turf correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.

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$139.00
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Ornamental Plant Pest Management Exam Prep

8 Hour | Online HD Video
Pest management of ornamental plants involves multiple steps. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of ornamental pest management principles. By learning how to manage the landscape correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.

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Right-of-Way Pest Management Exam Prep

8 hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the Right-of-Way Pest Management category exam. This course will provide a solid foundation of right-of-way management principles.

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$139.00
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General Structural Pest Management Exam Prep

14 Hour | Online HD Video
As certified or licensed professionals we have legal responsibilities that we must fulfill in every job that we do. Not only do have to control pests, but we also have to do the paperwork and legwork that documents our applications. This exam prep course will help you prepare to pass the general structural pest management exam for commercial applicators.
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Wood-Destroying Pest Management Exam Prep

10 hours | HD Video
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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$159.00
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Mosquito Control Exam Prep

8 Hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the Mosquito Management category exam. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation to mosquito managment and control the mosquito populations in and around your home or park. 

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North Carolina Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Requirements

A – Aquatic – 6 credits per 5 year period
B – Public Health – 6 credits per 5 year period
D – Dealer – 5 credits per 5 year period
E – Core – No credits required
G – Forest – 6 credits per 5 year period
H – Right-of-Way – 4 credits per 5 year period
I – Regulatory – 6 credits per 5 year period
K – Ag Pest Animal – Livestock/Pet/Poultry – 6 credits per 5 year period
L – Ornament & Turf – 10 credits per 5 year period

M – Seed Treatment – 3 credits per 5 year period
N – Demonstration & Research – 10 credits per 5 year period
O – Ag Pest Plant – 10 credits per 5 year period
P – Aerial Methods – 4 credits per 2 year period – must consist of 1 hour of aerial methods and 3 hours of specialty category
S – Commercial Soil Fumigation – 3 credits per 5 year period
T – Wood Treatment – 4 credits per 5 year period
V/X – Private (V – Safety, X – Specialty) – 2 credits of each per 3 year period
Z(SF) – Private Soil Fumigation – 1 credit per 3 year period

Additional Requirements

Applicators must complete credits for each category during at least two years of the five year certification period.

Applicators who hold a SINGLE CATEGORY must complete the total required credit hours for that category.

Applicators who hole MULTIPLE CATEGORIES must obtain the total required credits for the category with the highest credit requirement and three credit hours for each additional category.

DEMONSTRATION & RESEARCH (N) always requires 10 credit hours.

  • Applicators holding category N and one additional category must complete 10 credits for category N and the full credit requirement for the other category.
  • Applicators holding category N and multiple additional categories must complete 10 credits for category N, the full credit requirement for the highest credit requirement of the other categories, and three credits per additional other categories.

Adding a category does not change the certification date. The required credits for the new category must be earned by the current certification date and be earned in two calendar years. Exception: if a category is added in the same year of recertification, credits for the new category are not required for that certification period.

Course Demo

Here is short preview from the Federal Pesticide Laws course.

Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment. Our instructor-led video courses are fast, easy, affordable and meet state certification 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 certification? Check out our Pesticide Applicator Core Certification Prep Course!

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