Oklahoma Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, & Forestry, Consumer Protection Services Division. 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

Oklahoma Federal Pesticide Laws (OK-17-001)

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 Category 1A

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Oklahoma Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response (OK-17-006)

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 Category 7A, 7B, and 8

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Oklahoma Pest Management (OK-17-003)

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 Category 1A

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Oklahoma Pesticide Application Procedures (OK-17-007)

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 Category 1A, 3A, and 6.

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Oklahoma Pesticide Formulations (OK-17-004)

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 Category 1A and 3A.

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Oklahoma Pesticide Hazards and First Aid (OK-17-005)

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 Category 7A, 7B, 8

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Oklahoma Pesticide Labeling (OK-17-002)

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 has been approved for 1 Credit Hour of Category 7A, 7B, and 8.

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Oklahoma Pesticides in the Environment (OK-17-010)

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 Category 1A, 3A, 5, 6

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Oklahoma Planning the Pesticide Application (OK-17-008)

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 Category 1A, 3A, and 6.

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Oklahoma Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct

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 Category: 7A, 7B, and 8

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State Requirements

INITIAL CERTIFICATION

How do I get my Oklahoma pesticide applicator's license?

Certified Applicators

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years of age
  • Step 2 – Complete at least 2 examinations for $50. Applicants must score 70% or more. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course!
    • The Core Exam
    • A category exam $
    • Practical Exam for categories: 7A) General Pest, (7B) Structural Pest/Termite, and (7C) Fumigation
  • Step 3 – Submit an application for ID card to Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry along with $20.

Commercial Technicians

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years of age
  • Step 2 – Complete at least 2 examinations for $50. Applicants must score 70% or more. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course!
    • The Core Exam
    • A category exam $100 per category no more than $500 per year
    • Practical Exam for categories: 7A) General Pest, (7B) Structural Pest/Termite, and (7C) Fumigation
  • Step 3 – Submit an application for ID card to Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry along with $20.

Private Applicators

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years of age
  • Step 2 – Complete Private Applicator exam for $20. Applicants must score 70% or more. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course!

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

Renewal Cycle: 5 years

Renewal Deadline: December 31st

How do I renew my Oklahoma pesticide applicator license?

  1. Complete the appropriate continuing education or a written category exam
  2. Pay the $50 renewal fee

Do I need continuing education credits to maintain my Oklahoma pesticide applicators license?
Continuing education cycles and education requirements are based on 5-year cycles. Licensees are required to complete specified continuing education each year of the cycle.  See the table below for details.

CODE CATEGORY RENEWAL EXPIRATION LICENSED
1 OF 5 YEARS

LICENSED
2 OF 5 YEARS

LICENSED
3 OF 5 YEARS

LICENSED
4 OF 5 YEARS

LICENSED
ALL 5 YEARS
MAXIMUM
CREDITS PER YEAR
1B Ag Animal 2017 1 2 3 4 5 2
12C Const Ind TT 2017 1 2 3 4 5 2
2 Forest 2017 2 4 6 8 10 5
12D Home Own TT 2017 1 2 3 4 5 2
8 Public Health 2017 3 6 9 12 15 7
9 Regulatory 2017            
A Aerial 2018 1 2 3 4 5 2
1A Ag Plant 2018 4 8 12 16 20 10
10 Demo & Res 2018 4 8 12 16 20 10
PV Private Applicator 2018 0          
7B Structural Pest 2018 4 8 12 16 20 10
7A General Pest 2019 4 8 12 16 20 10
3B Interiorscape 2019 2 4 6 8 10 5
3C Nursery/Greenhouse 2019 3 6 9 12 15 7
3A Orn & Turf Outdoor 2019 4 8 12 16 20 10
6 R-O-W 2019 3 6 9 12 15 7
6G R-O-W-Gov 2019 3 6 9 12 15 7
5 Aquatic 2020 1 2 3 4 5 2
7C Fumigation 2020 2 4 6 8 10 5
P7C Private Fumigation 2020            
4 Seed Treatment 2020 1 2 3 4 5 2
13 Antimicrobial 2021 1 2 3 4 5 2
11G Bird & Pred-Gov 2021 1 2 3 4 5 2
11A Bird & Vertebrate Animal Pests 2021 1 2 3 4 5 2
14B Cooling Tower 2021 1 2 3 4 5 2
13A Cooling Tower 2021 1 2 3 4 5 2
12B Grd Ln Util Pole TT 2021 1 2 3 4 5 2
11B Predatory Animal 2021 1 2 3 4 5 2
12A Pres Fac TT 2021 1 2 3 4 5 2
14A Sewer Root 2021 1 2 3 4 5 2
13B Specialty 2021            
14C Specialty 2021 1 2 3 4 5 2

 

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.

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 Oklahoma have?
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry recognizes the following classification of applicator licensing:

  • Certified Applicator – individuals who have met the certification standards of the Oklahoma State Board of Agriculture.
  • Commercial Technician – Individuals employed by a licensed commercial or non-commercial applicator
  • Private Applicator – individuals who use or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides on property owned or rented by the private applicator without compensation.

What are the categories and subcategories for Oklahoma pesticide licensing?
The State of Oklahoma 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 Plant
(1B) Agricultural Animal
(2) Forest
(3A) Ornamental and Turf Outdoor
(3B) Interiorscape
(3C) Nursery/Greenhouse
(4) Seed Treatment
(5) Aquatic
(6) Right-of-Way
(7A) General Pest
(7B) Structural Pest
(7C) Fumigation
(8) Public Health
(9) Regulatory Pest Control
(10) Demonstration and Research
(11A) Bird and Vertebrate Animal Pests
(11B) Predatory Animal
(12A) Pressure Facility Timber Treating
(12B) Ground Line Utility Pole Timber Treating
(12C) Construction Industry Timber Treating
(12D) Home Owner Timber Treating
(13) Antimicrobial
(14A) Sewer Root
(14B) Cooling Towers
(14C) Specialty

Does the State of Oklahoma offer reciprocity with other states?
Yes! Oklahoma has reciprocity with Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming.

Individuals must contact their state of origin and ask that their completed Pesticide License Exam information is sent to Oklahoma.  Next, they must fill out an Application for Reciprocity.  Reciprocity fees are $100 for commercial and $50 for non-commercial.

How do I contact Oklahoma with pesticide license questions?
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry
2800 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 
Ph. (405)521-3864

 

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