Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator

Renewal Deadline:
Commercial Applicators - annually by 9/30
Public Certified Applicators - every 3 yrs by 9/30
Registered Technicians - annually by 2/28
Private Applicators - every 3 yrs by 3/31

CE Requirements:
Private Applicators must obtain 6 credits.

Commercial, Public & Registered Pesticide Technician requirements vary by category type. 
See chart for details.

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Online Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Packages

Pennsylvania Private Applicator Complete 12 Credit Bundle #1

Online HD Video | 6 credits Core and 6 credits Private Category
This course bundle is geared toward the agricultural private applicator. The course bundle contains 6 credits of core training and 6 credits of private category training focused on agricultural topics such as pesticide application equipment and calibration, hazards and first aid, formulations, treated seed product safety and common pests of corn, soybean, and grain sorghum. View the course details for a list of courses.

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$99.00
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Pennsylvania 01 Agronomic Complete 16 Credit Bundle

Online HD Video | 6 credits Core and 10 credits Agronomic Crops (Category 01)
This course bundle is geared toward the agricultural commercial applicator. The course bundle contains 6 credits of core training and 10 credits of agronomic crops (category 01) training. Topics include pesticide application equipment and calibration, pesticide hazards and first aid, pollinator health, and common pests of corn, soybean, grain sorghum, rice, and cotton. View the course details for a list of courses.

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Pennsylvania 07 Lawn and Turf Complete 16 Credit Bundle

Online HD Video | 6 credits Core and 10 credits Lawn and Turf (Category 7) This course bundle is geared toward the lawn and turf commercial applicator. This course bundle contains 6 credits of core training and 10 credits of lawn and turf (category 7) training. Topics include pesticide equipment and calibration, transportation, storage and security of pesticides, environmental concerns, keys to turf disease identification and management, IPM practices for turf management and identification of common turfgrass weeds.

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Online Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Right of Way: Pest Control | Pennsylvania Approval #001PF1

8 credits: 10, 18, 23
This course will help applicators in Pennsylvania understand the five main groups of pests, identifying those pests, and help applicators decide on management strategies. It will also cover the main causes of plant disease, plant life cycles, and the developmental stages through which plants progress.

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$59.00
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Right of Way: Weed Control | Pennsylvania Approval #001PF2

8 credits: 10, 18, 23
This course will review the methods and techniques to manage vegetation on rights of way and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species, sites, objects or the environment in Pennsylvania.

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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | Pennsylvania Approval #001PJM

6 credits: PC
7 credits: 06, 18, 23 

This course teaches the basics of disease management for landscape plantings, cost-minimizing strategies, and tools and techniques needed to successfully control disease in the highly competitive world of landscaping in Pennsylvania.

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Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | Pennsylvania Approval #001PJP

8 credits: 15, 18, 23
This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection including identification of habitat, routes of entry, scat, and tracks. It will help you understand the unique biological and legal risks that are involved with the inspection process in Pennsylvania as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.

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Cage Trapping Techniques | Pennsylvania Approval #0001XZH

3 credits: 15, 18, 23
This course focuses on the use of cage and box traps in the management of vertebrate pests in both urban and suburban environments in Pennsylvania. Best practices surrounding appropriate traps for target animals, effective baits, and safe and humane use of traps will be outlined.

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$49.00
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Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management | Pennsylvania Approval #001PJN

6 credits: PC, 07, 18, 23 
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turf grasses, the multiple steps involved, and the different tools and techniques to successfully control the environment in Pennsylvania.

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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Pennsylvania #001PJJ

6 credits: PC, 18, 22 
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 in Pennsylvania.  

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Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests | Pennsylvania Approval #001XZJ

4 credits: 18, 20
This course focuses on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals in Pennsylvania. Students will learn about different fumigation devices and products, and how best to comply with label restrictions to protect both non-targets and applicators from harm.

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$35.00
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Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | Pennsylvania #001PDX

4 credits: Core
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in Pennsylvania including Integrated Pest Management (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identification, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  

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$35.00
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Aquatic Weed Control | Pennsylvania Approval #001PDV

4 credits: PC, 09, 18, 23 
Managing aquatic weeds in Pennsylvania 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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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Pennsylvania Approval #001PDW

2 credits: Core, PC, 01, 18
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in Pennsylvania to coordinate the efforts of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators. 

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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | Pennsylvania Approval #001PDY

4 credits: PC, 01, 18
This course discusses pest identification and management strategies for corn, soybean and grain sorghum. Each species is identified according to various stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.

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Pest Identification: Rice and Cotton | Pennsylvania Approval #001PDZ

4 credits: PC, 01, 18
This course discusses proper insect and plant pathogen sampling techniques as well as pest identification for rice and cotton. Each pest and pathogen are identified according to various stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.

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Common Turfgrass Weeds | Pennsylvania Approval #00225P

2 credits: PC, 07, 18, 23
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 in Pennsylvania with a working knowledge of weed biology, weed identification, and how herbicides work.

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$19.00
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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | Pennsylvania Approval #00225W

2 credits: PC, 07, 18, 23
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 in Pensylvania an overview of these common pests and strategies for their management. 

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Application Equipment and Calibration | Pennsylvania Approval #00225N

2 credits: Core
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 in Pennsylvania 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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$19.00
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IPM for Turf Management | Pennsylvania Approval #0021H2

2 credits: PC; 07; 18; 23
As a turf manager in Pennsylvania, 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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Seed Treatment Product Safety | Pennsylvania Approval #0021H3

2 credits: PC; 08; 18
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 in Pennsylvania 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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Pollinator Stewardship | Pennsylvania Approval #001PF0

1 credit: Core
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 in Pennsylvania.

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$19.00
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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | Pennsylvania Approval #001PF3

2 credits: 16, 18, 23 
This course covers a range of mosquito-borne diseases with an emphasis on the Zika virus. Zika's extent, side effects, testing, and diagnostics are detailed along with protection and reduction techniques of mosquitoes to minimize the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases in Pennsylvania.

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IPM for Termite Prevention | Pennsylvania Approval #00225V

2 credits: 18, 23
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 structureless 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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$19.00
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How Fungicides Work | Pennsylvania Approval #001PJK

1 credit: PC, 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 18, 22, 23
This course provides a basic understanding of fungicides and how they work. Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infestations, and fungicide mechanism are all discussed using easy to follow diagrams explained by the on-screen instructor.

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Federal Pesticide Laws | Pennsylvania Approval #001FXN

2 credits: Core
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare and preventing harm to the environment in Pennsylvania. 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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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Pennsylvania Approval #001FY5

2 credits: 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 in Pennsylvania understand the protections and limitations of PPE. 

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Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #001FXM

2 credits: Core
This course addresses the federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal of pesticides while protecting public health and welfare and preventing harm to the environment in Pennsylvania. 

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Pesticide Application Procedures | Pennsylvania Approval #001FY9

2 credits: Core
Pesticides may be applied in Pennsylvania 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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Pesticide Formulations | Pennsylvania Approval #001FY2

2 credits: Core
Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations in Pennsylvania, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.

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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Pennsylvania Approval #001FY3

2 credits: 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 in Pennsylvania 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 | Pennsylvania Approval #001FXP

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

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Pesticides in the Environment | Pennsylvania Approval #001FY6

2 credits: Core
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in Pennsylvania. 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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Planning the Pesticide Application | Pennsylvania Approval #001FY8

2 credits: Core
Before beginning a pesticide application in Pennsylvania, 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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Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct | Pennsylvania Approval #001FY7

2 credits: Core
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in Pennsylvania, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers. 

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Online Worker Protection Standard Courses

2019 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. Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

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$399.00
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2019 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. Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

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$159.00
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Online Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course

Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam Prep Program

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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$99.00
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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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$89.00
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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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$89.00
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Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Requirements

Agronomic Crops (1) - 10 credits
Fruit & Nuts (2) - 10 credits
Vegetable Crops (3) - 10 credits
Agricultural Animals (4) - 6 credits
Forest Pest Control (5) - 8 credits
Ornamental Shade Trees (6) - 10 credits
Lawn & Turf (7) - 10 credits
Seed Treatment (8) - 4 credits
Aquatic Pest Control (9) - 4 credits
Right-of-Way Weeds (10) - 8 credits
Household & Health Related (11) - 10 credits
Wood Destroying Pests (12) - 10 credits
Structural Fumigation (13) - 6 credits

Public Health - Vertebrate Pests (15) - 8 credits
Public Health - Invertebrate Pests (16) - 8 credits
Regulatory Pest Control (17) - 10 credits
Demonstration & Research (18) - 10 credits
Wood Preservation (19) - 4 credits
Commodity and Space Fumigation (20) - 6 credits
Soil Fumigation (21) - 4 credits
Interior Plantscape (22) - 4 credits
Park or School Pest Control (23) - 10 credits
Swimming Pools (24) - 4 credits
Aerial Applicator (25) - 10 credits
Sewer Root Control (26) - 4 credits
Private Category (PC) - 6 credits

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Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Our instructor-led 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!

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