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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

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:

All applicators must complete 6 credits of core training each certification cycle in addition to category specific credit requirements.

See chart for details.

State-approved Online Pesticide Courses

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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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Pennsylvania Agronomic Commercial Applicator Bundle

Online HD Video | 10 credits: Category 01
This course bundle is geared toward the agricultural commercial applicator. The course bundle contains 10 credits of agronomic crops (category 01) training. This course bundle may be paired with any core bundle to fulfill recertification requirements. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Pennsylvania Commercial Core Bundle #1

Online HD Video | 6 credits Core
This course bundle is intended for the commercial applicator. The course bundle contains 6 credits of core training. This bundle may be paired with any commercial category bundle. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Pennsylvania Commercial Core Bundle #2

Online HD Video | 6 credits Core
This course bundle is intended for the commercial applicator. The course bundle contains 6 credits of core training. This bundle may be paired with any commercial category bundle. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Pennsylvania Commercial Core Bundle #3

Online HD Video | 6 credits Core
This course bundle is intended for the commercial applicator. The course bundle contains 6 credits of core training. This bundle may be paired with any commercial category bundle. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Pennsylvania Household & Health Related Commercial Applicator Bundle

Online HD Video | 11 credits: Category 11
This course bundle is geared toward the commercial applicator. The course bundle contains 11 credits of household & health related (category 11) training. This course bundle may be paired with any core bundle to fulfill recertification requirements. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Pennsylvania Lawn and Turf Commercial Applicator Bundle

Online HD Video | 10 credits: Category 07
This course bundle is geared toward the lawn and turf commercial applicator. This course bundle contains 10 credits of lawn and turf (category 7) training. This course bundle may be paired with any core bundle to fulfill recertification requirements. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Pennsylvania Ornamental and Shade Tree Commercial Applicator Bundle

Online HD Video | 10 credits: Category 06
This course bundle is geared toward the ornamental and shade tree commercial applicator. This course bundle contains 10 credits of ornamental and shade tree (category 06) training. This course bundle may be paired with any core bundle to fulfill recertification requirements. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Pennsylvania Park or School Commercial Applicator Bundle

Online HD Video | 10 credits: Category 23
This course bundle is geared toward the park or school commercial applicator. This course bundle contains 10 credits of park or school (category 23) training. This course bundle may be paired with any core bundle to fulfill recertification requirements. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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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. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Pennsylvania Private Applicator Complete 12 Credit Bundle #2

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. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Pennsylvania Public Health Invertebrate Pests Commercial Applicator Bundle

Online HD Video |8 credits: Category 16
This course bundle is geared toward the public health – invertebrate pests commercial applicator. This course bundle contains 8 credits of public health – invertebrate pests (category 16) training. This course bundle may be paired with any core bundle to fulfill recertification requirements. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Pennsylvania Public Health Vertebrate Pests Commercial Applicator Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 credits: Category 15
This course bundle is geared toward the public health – vertebrate pests commercial applicator. This course bundle contains 8 credits of public health – vertebrate pests (category 15) training. This course bundle may be paired with any core bundle to fulfill recertification requirements. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Pennsylvania Right-of-Way Commercial Applicator Bundle

Online HD Video | 8 credits: Category 10
This course bundle is geared toward the right-of-way commercial applicator. This course bundle contains 8 credits of right-of-way (category 10) training. This course bundle may be paired with any core bundle to fulfill recertification requirements. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Pennsylvania Wood Destroying Commercial Applicator Bundle

Online HD Video | 10 credits: Category 12
This course bundle is geared toward the wood destroying pest management commercial applicator. This course bundle contains 10 credits of wood destroying pests (category 12) training. This course bundle may be paired with any core bundle to fulfill recertification requirements. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

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Annual Bluegrass Resistance Management | Pennsylvania Approval #0025VQ

2 credits: 07, 18, 23, PC
Annual bluegrass has historically been an important weed of many, if not most, commodity and specialty crops. The extensive reliance upon herbicides as the primary means of control has led to an almost overwhelming presence of herbicide resistance. This course will discuss the currently reported cases of annual bluegrass resistance to various herbicides and how to develop an effective herbicide program.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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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 with an understanding of the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on turf and how to properly calibrate the equipment.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Aquatic Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #002FJN

1 credit: Core
4 credits: 09, 18, 23, PC

Aquatic ecosystems are extremely complex and fragile. This course covers the many aspects necessary for managing aquatic pests, from site evaluation and pest identification to pesticide application and treatment evaluation. Risk communication strategies are included, along with a variety of control methods in addition to aquatic pesticides.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2.5 credits Soil and Water Management

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Aquatic Weed Control | Pennsylvania Approval #001PDV

4 credits: 09, 18, 23, PC
Managing aquatic weeds 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.

Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Pennsylvania Approval #001PDW

2 credits: Core
2 credits: 01, 18, PC

This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented to coordinate the efforts of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find a balance between managing pests and protecting pollinators.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Bat Damage Management | Pennsylvania Approval #002AK1

2 credits: 15, 18, 23
The site of a bat hanging around a structure can be unnerving to most clients. Finding one inside a home is even more unsettling and can send the homeowner into a panic. This course will talk about the identification of bat issues, fundamentals of bat control, and a few health issues that can be quite costly for wildlife control operators and clients.

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Bed Bugs: Overview and Management | Pennsylvania Approval #0023J6

5 credits: 11, 18, 23
Structural applicators know that managing a bed bug infestation is difficult on many levels. This course looks at the history of bed bugs, current integrated pest management approaches to preventing and managing an infestation, and several of the chemical options available when your non-chemical controls and methods have failed.

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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. Best practices surrounding appropriate traps for target animals, effective baits, and safe and humane use of traps will be outlined.
Certified Crop Advisors: 3 credits IPM

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Calibration Clinic - Pesticide Sprayers and Spreaders | Pennsylvania Approval #002BY2

2 credits: Core
Proper application of pesticides and fertilizers on turfgrass is only possible with accurately calibrated equipment. These lessons discuss the calibration of three types of application equipment: handheld or back-pack pump-up sprayers, large acreage sprayers, and fertilizer or “dry-granular” spreaders as well as several different calibration techniques.

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Common Ornamental Plant Pests | Pennsylvania Approval #00247P

6 credits: 18, 23
5 credits: 06, PC
2 credits: 05
1 credit: 07, 15

Pest management of ornamental plants involves multiple steps from growing a healthy plant that is more resistant to pest damage to correctly identifying the problem when present. This course will cover the most common pests of ornamental plants.
Certified Crop Advisor: 3 credits IPM

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Common Turfgrass Weeds | Pennsylvania Approval #00225P

2 credits: 07, 18, 23, PC
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 with a working knowledge of weed biology, weed identification, and how herbicides work.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Control & Management of Unprotected Birds | Pennsylvania Approval #002AK6

2 credits: 11, 15, 18, 23
Unwanted birds can pose a problem for applicators and their clients. Some people love to feed the birds and spend hours watching birds. Once birds have become established in an area they can be difficult to control or deter. Though this course will focus on the control and management of unprotected birds, some of the techniques covered will help with the management of protected birds when a permit is issued.

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Control de Cucaracha Alemana | Aprobación de Pensilvania #002FPN

2 créditos: 11, 18, 23
Las cucarachas alemanas pueden ser una plaga difícil de controlar. La tentación para la mayoría de los operadores de control de plagas es alcanzar el pesticida de inmediato, pero hay mucho más involucrado en el control de una infestación de cucarachas alemanas. Esta clase se centrará en un enfoque ecológico para las estrategias de control de cucarachas alemanas en los entornos más difíciles.

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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Pennsylvania Approval #001PJJ

6 credits: 18, 22, PC
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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 3 credit IPM

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Environmental Fate and Transport of Pesticides | Pennsylvania Approval #002AK2

2 Credits: Core
Pesticides are a key factor in pest management but it is important to understand what happens to those pesticides after the application. This course will review some key characteristics of environmental factors that can affect how pesticides move and degrade in the environment.

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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. This course addresses the federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use, and disposal in the best public interest.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Field Crop Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #002G04

2 credits: Core
6 credits: 01, 18, PC

Pesticides protect plants and animals from insects, weeds, and diseases; improve the efficiency of food, feed, and fiber productions; and provide for greater crop yields. This course outlines various invasive pests of field crops and how an applicator can effectively treat pest invasions while protecting themselves and the environment from the adverse effects of pesticides.
Certified Crop Advisors: 5 credits Crop Management

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

2 credits: 18, 20
This course focuses on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals. 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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Fruit Crop Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #002G05

3 credits: Core
6 credits: 02, 18, PC

Pesticides protect plants and animals from insects, nematodes, weeds, and diseases; improve the efficiency of food productions, and provide for greater crop yields. This course outlines various invasive pests of fruit crops and how an applicator can effectively treat pest infestations while protecting themselves and maintaining productive fruit crop yields intended for human consumption.
Certified Crop Advisors: 4.5 credits Crop Management

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Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling | Pennsylvania Approval #002G3V

2 credits: PC, 18, 23
1 credit: 06, 07

This course provides a basic understanding of how fungicides work, and the basics of collecting plant material samples for testing pathogens. Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infections, fungicide mechanism, collection techniques, and collection dos and don'ts are all discussed.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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General Structural Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #00292J

2 credits: Core
3 credits: 11, 18, 23

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 course reviews the basics of general structural pest management.

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German Cockroach Control | Pennsylvania Approval #002FPM

2 credits: 11, 18, 23
German cockroachs can be a difficult pest to control. The temptation for most pest control operators is to reach for the pesticide right away, but there is much more involved in controlling a German cockroach infestation. This class will focus on an eco-friendly approach to German roach control strategies in the most difficult environments.

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Historia del Manejo Integrado de Plagas | Aprobación de Pensilvania #002FPQ

2 crédito: Centro
¿Qué es manejo integrado de plagas? La realidad es que nadie se puede poner desacuerdo sobre que es el manejo integrado de plagas. Estos cursos cubrirán lo que es IPM y lo que no es y como ser practico con las estrategias de IPM.

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History of Integrated Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #002FPP

2 credits: Core
What is integrated pest management? The reality is nobody can agree on what integrated pest management is. This course will cover what IPM is and what isn't and how to be practical about IPM strategies.

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Home Lawn and Landscape Management | Pennsylvania Approval #0025VV

1 credit: 06
2 credits: 07, 18, 23, PC

The lawn and landscape are essential elements in any residential situation. When not installed or managed properly the investment of time and money can be perceived as a waste as the lawn and landscape do not fulfill their purpose. This course will focus on the essentials of designing a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing and makes weed control easier as well as key factors for installing and establishing a functional home lawn.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Inspecting Structures for Wildlife | Pennsylvania Approval #002BB0

4 credits: 15, 18, 23
If you do not diagnose the problem correctly you will spend a lot of time treating something that is not there. Identify correctly and gather evidence and determine the extent of potential problems. This course will cover the basics of what to look for while inspecting a structure that has potentially been invaded by wildlife.

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Intro to Mosquito Control | Pennsylvania Approval #0023J7

4 credits: 16, 18, 23
To effectively manage a mosquito population as part of an integrated pest management plan applicators must be familiar with mosquito physiology, the lifecycle of the mosquito, and various collection and surveillance methods for both adult mosquitoes and larvae. This course will talk about surveillance methods, mosquito anatomy, and touch on the diseases that are most commonly vectored by mosquitoes in the United States.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #00247Q

2 credits: 06, 18, 23, PC
IPM of ornamental plants involves multiple steps; producing a healthy plant, correctly identifying the problem, recognizing that there will always be some pests and damage, and only using pesticides as a last resort. This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for ornamental plants, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully provide your clients with a healthy and attractive landscape.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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IPM for Termite Prevention | Pennsylvania #00225V

2 credits: 12, 18
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 structure less 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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IPM for Turf Management | Pennsylvania #0021H2

2 credits: 07, 18, 23, PC
As a turf manager, 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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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IPM, Insect Sampling, & Calibration | Pennsylvania Approval #002G3W

1 credit: Core
1 credit: PC, 01, 18

Managing your row crops takes time and attention to detail. Your IPM strategy, insect sampling techniques, and pesticide applications all need to work together. This course covers the basics of sound IPM principles, insect sampling techniques, and how to effectively calibrate your equipment to help applicators manage their crop.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Management of Beavers | Pennsylvania Approval #002GFQ

2 credits: 15, 18, 23
Beavers are protected and beneficial to the ecosystem and habitats of other animals. Managing them requires careful consideration and knowledge of state laws and permits. This course will cover common behaviors and habitat construction. It will also cover many non-lethal methods of control and requirements and ways to effectively trap beavers.

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Management of Pocket Gophers | Pennsylvania Approval #002B1H

2 credits: 15, 18, 23
The site of a fresh mound of soil in an otherwise manicured lawn or alfalfa field can be enough to send a landowner into a tizzy. Pocket gophers can be devastating to both lawns and agricultural fields if they are not properly controlled. The damage caused by pocket gophers can sometimes be confused with either moles or ground squirrels. This course will cover the basics of pocket gopher management including biology, damage, trapping, and toxicant use.

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Management of Raccoons - Part A (Basic) | Pennsylvania Approval #002GFV

2 credits: 15, 18, 23
Because the management of raccoons is a detailed process, this topic is split into two courses: basic (part A) and advanced (part B). This basic course provides an overview of raccoon biology, damage, and control measures that can be taken. Additionally, this course will cover safety protocol and legal requirements of wildlife control.

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Management of Raccoons - Part B (Advanced) | Pennsylvania Approval #002GFW

2 credits: 15, 18, 23
Because the management of raccoons is a detailed process, this topic is split into two courses: basic (part A) and advanced (part B). This advanced course provides an overview of baiting principles and the different types of traps recommended for raccoons. This course will also touch on diseases carried by raccoons and how to humanely dispatch trapped raccoons.

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Management of Woodchucks | Pennsylvania Approval #002GFX

2 credits: 15, 18, 23
Woodchucks are also known as whistle pigs or groundhogs. Woodchucks are basically the building contractors for many animals in the wildlife kingdom because of the holes they dig. This course will discuss the control and management of woodchucks.

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Management of Woodpeckers | Pennsylvania Approval #002GFY

2 credits: 11, 15, 18, 23
There are many species of woodpeckers and they are all protected, so managing them requires careful and diligent observation. This course will cover differences between species and common behaviors. It will also cover many non-lethal methods of control and legal requirements for lethal control.

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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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 4 credits IPM

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Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent | Pennsylvania Approval #002AK5

3 credits: 11, 15, 18, 23
One of the challenges with house mice is that clients don't take house mice seriously. It's amazing how people will move heaven and earth when rats are around, but when it comes to mice they will simply say "oh, it's just a mouse!" This course will help educate applicators on the risks of allowing house mice to remain in a structure.

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Microbial Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #005G06

2 credits: Core
2 credits: 09, 18

Managing microbial pests in water systems is essential for human health and the wider environment. This course will cover pest identification and methods of control. It will also discuss common application methods and ways to protect yourself from hazards when using biocides.

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Mole Management | Pennsylvania Approval #002B1G

2 credits: 15, 18, 23
Moles can be the bane of a well-kept lawn. But is it really a mole? Moles, voles, shrews, and pocket gopher damage can look the same to the untrained eye. This course covers the physiological differences between moles and other look-alike vertebrate pests, trapping techniques, and toxicant options.

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Mosquito Identification | Pennsylvania Approval #0023J8

6 credits: 16, 18, 23
Correct identification of each mosquito species is an important step to managing the mosquito population in your area. Each species of mosquito has its own preferred habitat and breeding environment. This course covers the preferred habitat, breeding ground, and physiological differences between five major species of mosquitoes found throughout the United States.

Certified Crop Advisors: 3 credits IPM

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Mosquito Management & Control | Pennsylvania Approval #0023J9

4 credits: 16, 18, 23
Mosquito management is a daunting task for many applicators. When mosquito management is done incorrectly or isn't done at all, mosquitoes can make public spaces unusable. This course will discuss common methods of mosquito controls, everything from physical controls to pesticides, to record-keeping, all as part of a solid integrated pest management approach to mosquito control.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Native and Non-Native Wood Boring Insects | Pennsylvania Approval #002FJV

2 credits: 05, 18, 23, PC
This course is a brief overview of basic identification of insects that are common to our environment including native and non-native wood boring insects. The course outlines the distinguishing physical, behavioral characteristics, and management strategies for common insects and invasive woodborers.

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Natural Areas Weed Management | Pennsylvania Approval #002FJP

1 credit: Core
5 credits: 05, 10, 18, 23, PC

This course is for agricultural pesticide applicators who want to become certified as commercial or public applicators of restricted-use pesticides for the control of natural areas. It outlines various invasive weeds in natural areas and how an applicator should go about treating natural areas with respect to wildlife and the environment.

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Ornamental Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration | Pennsylvania Approval #00247V

1 credit: Core
1 credit: 06, 18, 23, PC

When pesticide applications become necessary for good ornamental plant management it's important to understand how application equipment works and how to properly calibrate the equipment. This course will discuss the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on ornamental plants, the way to calculate the volume of solution needed, and how to properly calculate the flow rate of the equipment.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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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 understand the protections and limitations of PPE.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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

4 credits: 01, 18, PC
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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Pest Identification: Rice, Cotton, and Peanuts | Pennsylvania Approval #002F7Y

2 credits: 01, 18, PC
This course discusses proper insect identification for rice, cotton, and peanuts. 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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #001FXM

2 credits: Core
A pest is an undesirable organism that injures humans, desirable plants and animals, manufactured products, or natural substances. This course will 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.
Certified Crop Advisor: 1 credit IPM

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Pesticide Application Procedures| Pennsylvania Approval #001FY9

2 credits: Core
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.
Certified Crop Advisor: 1 credit IPM

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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 and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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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 need to be concerned with the hazards associated with exposure to the chemical and not just the toxicity of the pesticide.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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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 are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
Certified Crop Advisor: 1 credit IPM

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Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets | Pennsylvania Approval #002AK4

2 credits: Core
Pesticide labels and safety data sheets (SDS) appear to contain much of the same information. While the label is the law, an SDS is not considered the law. As an applicator, it is important to understand the difference between a pesticide label and a safety data sheet and know what information can be found in each document. This course will review the various parts of pesticide labels and safety data sheets to identify the similarities and differences.

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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. 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.
Certified Crop Advisor: 1 credit IPM

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Planning the Pesticide Application | Pennsylvania Approval #001FY8

2 credits: Core
Before beginning a pesticide application, 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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics | Pennsylvania Approval #0023JA

4 credits: Core
Labels are increasing in complexity and depth of information. It is never suggested that anyone try to memorize a pesticide label. By reviewing parts of a label and recognizing label language and use, we hope that you feel more comfortable with the information on pesticide labels and feel confident in understanding the information present.
Certified Crop Advisors: 2 credits IPM

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Respiratory Protection | Pennsylvania Approval #0025VW

2 credits: Core
When the pesticide label requires a respirator it’s important to know how to use a respirator safely. This course outlines the types of respirators available, proper fit, and inspection/maintenance requirements.

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

8 credits: 10, 18, 23
This course will help applicators 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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 4 credits IPM

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Right-of-Way: Pest Management Overview | Pennsylvania Approval #00292P

2 credits: Core
4 credits: 10, 18, 23

Pest management in right-of-way situations can be a challenge. The economic thresholds are different in right-of-way situations compared to either a landscape setting or an agricultural setting. This course provides an overview of pests common to rights-of-way, management solutions, a look at the equipment commonly used to treat rights-of-way, and a review of calibration steps for that equipment.
Certified Crop Advisors: 3 credits IPM

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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 right-of-ways and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species, sites, objects, or the environment.
Certified Crop Advisors: 4 credits IPM

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Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #00292N

3 credits: 11
4 credits: 15, 18, 23

An animal with a backbone or spinal column is called a vertebrate. A few vertebrates, such as rats and mice, are common pests in urban and industrial areas. Others are not pests in their normal habitats but may occasionally become pests when they conflict with humans. This course looks at basic management of common vertebrate pests. Be sure to understand all the regulations that apply in your geographic area before attempting to control vertebrate pests.

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Seed Treatment Product Safety | Pennsylvania Approval #0021H3

2 credits: 08, 18, PC
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 are obviously concerned about the more modern applications of these processes. This course outlines the benefits and risks associated with treated seed products.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit Crop Management

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Skunks: $mell the $uccess | Pennsylvania Approval #002BB1

2 credits: 15, 18, 23
This course will discuss the lifecycle and biology of skunks, habitat modification to discourage skunks from taking up residence, trapping tips and techniques, the basics of rodenticide use, and the basics of euthanizing if allowable by law. It is important to be familiar with state and local laws regarding skunk management.

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Structure Infesting Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #00292K

6 credits: 11, 18, 23
Having a clear understanding of the hierarchy of insect classification is important. It helps us better understand the background of our pest decide the best course of action in controlling the pest. This course will cover some of the structure infesting pests commonly encountered by structural pesticide applicators and technicians.

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Structure Invading Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #00292M

1 credit: 16
2 credits: 11
6 credits: 18, 23

As a pest control technician, it's important to be familiar with the pests in the region as well as where they reproduce. In some cases, it is difficult to determine if the designated living space is inside or outside. This course covers the identification and management of pests that generally live outside but will invade a structure if the conditions are favorable.

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Swimming Pool Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #002FJQ

2 credits: 18, 24
One of the main factors in swimming pool maintenance is water chemistry. A few different facets need to be maintained. These include the organic content in the water, the pH of the water, total alkalinity, and calcium hardness. This course covers the basics of swimming pool pest management.

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Termite Inspection and Treatment | Pennsylvania Approval #002BY3

2 credits: 12, 18
Inspecting and treating termites can be a difficult process. Being familiar with common types of construction is extremely helpful. This course is a tour of the Mississippi State University Extension termite training facility. The facility consists of 12 different stations, each representing an area of a building or home where termites could enter the structure.

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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, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products, and how to communicate these issues with customers.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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

2 credits: 07, 18, 23, PC
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 an overview of these common pests and strategies for their management.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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

6 credits: 07, 18, 23, PC
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turfgrasses, the multiple steps involved, and the different tools and techniques to successfully control the environment.
Certified Crop Advisors: 3 credits IPM

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Understanding Rodenticides & Their Labels | Pennsylvania Approval #002B1J

2 Credits: 11, 15, 18, 23
Rodenticides are becoming a widely discussed and concerning topic in the pest control field. There is a growing public concern at the risk of secondary and non-target poisonings when rodenticides are used. As a pest control operator is it your responsibility to understand how rodenticides work and how to read their labels. This course discusses the common types of rodenticides, their appropriate application, the risks involved with the use of each type of rodenticide, and takes a look at specific label language.

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Vegetable Crop Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #002G07

2 credits: Core
3 credits: 03, 18, PC

Pesticides protect plants and animals from insects, nematodes, weeds, and diseases; improve the efficiency of food productions; and provide for greater crop yields. This course outlines various invasive pests of vegetable crops and how an applicator can effectively treat pest infestations while protecting themselves and maintaining productive vegetable crop yields intended for human consumption.
Certified Crop Advisors: 3 credits Crop Management

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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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Voles: Biology, Damage, and Control | Pennsylvania Approval #002B1K

2 credits: 15, 18, 23
Voles are known by a variety of names, meadow mice or field mice for example. Voles are rodents, meaning they like to chew on things, but they rarely enter structures and are primarily a pest in landscape settings. But they are often confused with mice by many homeowners. This course will cover the basics of vole identification, biology, and damage as well as several control methods including trapping and rodenticide use.

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Wood-Destroying Pest Management | Pennsylvania Approval #002BB2

2 credits: Core
10 credits: 12, 18
1 credit: 11, 23

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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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.
Certified Crop Advisors: 1 credit IPM

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