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. 
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Online Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Packages

Pennsylvania 23 Park or School Pest Control 10 Credit Re-certification Package

5 Hour | Online HD Video | Approved for 10 Credits 

  • 4 Hour Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID - 8 Credits
  • 1 Hour Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases - 2 Credits

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Online Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

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

4 hour course | Approved for 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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Right of Way: Weed Control | Pennsylvania Approval #001PF2

4 hour course | Approved for 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

4 hour course | Approved for 6 credits: PC and 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

4 hour course | Approved for 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 hour course | Approved for 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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Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management | Pennsylvania Approval #001PJN

3 hour course | Approved for 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

3 hour course | Approved for 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

2 hour course | Approved for 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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Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | Pennsylvania #001PDX

2 hour course | Approved for 4 credits: 00 (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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Aquatic Weed Control | Pennsylvania Approval #001PDV

2 hour course | Approved for 4 credits each: 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 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 00 and 2 credits: 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

2 hour course | Approved for 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

2 hour course | Approved for 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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Seed Treatment Product Safety | Pennsylvania Approval #0021H3

1 hour course | Approved for 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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IPM for Turf Management | Pennsylvania Approval #0021H2

1 hour course | Approved for 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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Pollinator Stewardship | Pennsylvania Approval #001PF0

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: 00 (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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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | Pennsylvania Approval #001PF3

1 hour course | Approved for 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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How Fungicides Work | Pennsylvania Approval #001PJK

.5 hour course | Approved for 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

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 00 (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

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 00 (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

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 00 (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

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 00 (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

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 00 (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

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 00 (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

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 00 (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

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 00 (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

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 00 (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

1 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 00 (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

2018 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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2018 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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Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Requirements

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

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

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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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