Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses
Pennsylvania Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct (#001FY7)
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 Core Requirements
How do I get my Pennsylvania pesticide applicator's license?
- Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years of age
- Step 2 – Pass both the core ($50) and category ($10) examinations and be employed by a pesticide application business
- Apply for certification with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture within 12months.
- Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years of age
- Step 2 - Complete Private Applicator Examination. Complete additional testing if using fumigant
Do I need continuing education credits to maintain my Pennsylvania pesticide applicators license?
Private Applicators – Must obtain six (6) training credits every three (3) years.
Commercial Applicators – Attend update training programs in core and appropriate category-specific topics. 6 core credits and up to 10 category credits per category.
Category Certification - Required Credits
Category 01 Agronomic Crops - 10
Category 02 Fruit and Nuts - 10
Category 03 Vegetable Crops - 10
Category 04 Agricultural Animals - 6
Category 05 Forest Pest Control - 8
Category 09 Seed Treatment - 4
Category 10 Aquatic Pest Control - 4
Category 11 Right-of-Way and Weeds - 8
Category 12 Household and Health Related - 10
Category 13 Wood Destroying Pests - 10
Category 14 Structural Fumigation - 6
Category 15 Public Health – Vertebrate Pests - 8
Category 16 Public Health – Invertebrate Pests - 8
Category 17 Regulatory Pest Control - 10
Category 18 Demonstration and Research - 10
Category 19 Wood Preservation - 4
Category 20 Commodity and Space Fumigation - 6
Category 21 Soil Fumigation - 4
Category 22 Interior Plantscape - 6
Category 23 Park or School Pest Control - 10
Category 24 Swimming Pools - 4
Category 25 Aerial Applicator - 10
Category 26 Sewer Root Control - 4
Renewal Cycle: Annually
Renewal Deadline: December 31st
Who submits my continuing education to the state?
Certified Training Institute will report your course completions 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 Pennsylvania have?
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recognizes the following classification of applicator licensing:
- Commercial Applicator – Necessary if:
- Pesticide application will take place on property not owned or rented by applicator or employer.
- Restricted use pesticides are being applied to property owned by applicator or employer but not applied to crops.
- Pesticides are applied to apartments of 4 or more units, golf courses,
- Private Applicator – Necessary if an individual’s plans to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides for producing an agricultural commodity on land owned or rented by the individual or their employer.
What are the categories and subcategories for Pennsylvania pesticide licensing?
The State of Pennsylvania currently has 25 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.
Category 1 - Agronomic Crops
Category 2 - Fruit and Nuts
Category 3 - Vegetable Crops
Category 4 - Agricultural Animals
Category 5 - Forest Pest Control
Category 6 - Ornamental and Shade Trees
Category 8 - Lawn and Turf
Category 9 - Seed Treatment
Category 10 - Aquatic Pest Control
Category 11 - Right-of-Way and Weeds
Category 12 - Household and Health Related
Category 13 - Wood Destroying Pests
Category 14 - Structural Fumigation
Category 15 - Public Health – Vertebrate Pests
Category 16 - Public Health – Invertebrate Pests
Category 17 - Regulatory Pest Control
Category 18 - Demonstration and Research
Category 19 - Wood Preservation
Category 20 - Commodity and Space Fumigation
Category 21 - Soil Fumigation
Category 22 - Interior Plantscape
Category 23 - Park or School Pest Control
Category 24 - Swimming Pools
Category 25 - Aerial Applicator
Category 26 - Sewer Root Control
Does the State of Pennsylvania offer reciprocity with other states?
Yes! Pennsylvania offers reciprocity with Delaware, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Individuals seeking reciprocity must pay any fees and are required to attend recertification courses to maintain their certification in Pennsylvania.
Here is short preview from the Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct course.