South Carolina Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the South Carolina Department of Pesticide Regulation. 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

South Carolina Federal Pesticide Laws (#17184)

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 has been approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core

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South Carolina Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response (#17180)

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 has been approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core

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South Carolina Pest Management (#17185)

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 Core

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South Carolina Pesticide Application Procedures (#17176)

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 has been approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core

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South Carolina Pesticide Formulations (#17182)

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 has been approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core

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South Carolina Pesticide Hazards and First Aid (#17181)

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 has been approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core

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South Carolina Pesticide Labeling (#17183)

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 Core

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South Carolina Pesticides in The Environment (#17179)

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 Core

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South Carolina Planning the Pesticide Application (#17177)

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 has been approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core

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South Carolina Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct (#17178)

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 has been approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core

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State Requirements

How do I get my South Carolina pesticide applicator's license?

Commercial Applicators –

  • Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Step 2 – Complete an application form
  • Step 3 – Pass state exam

Noncommercial Applicators –

  • Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Step 2 – Complete an application form
  • Step 3 – Pass state exam

Private Applicators –

  • Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Step 2 – Complete an application form
  • Step 3 – Complete proper training
  • Step 4 – Pass exam
  • Step 5 – Pay the pro-rated portion of the fee

Do I need continuing education credits to maintain my South Carolina pesticide applicators license?

Applicators must renew their licenses in 5 year cycles ending in 2019, 2024, 2029 ect. The amount of CEUs necessary depends on the category in which applicators are certified.

  • 7A must obtain 20 CEUs, 12 of which must be in 7A.
  • 7B must obtain 10 CEUs, 3 of which must be in 7B
  • 3,5, & 8 must accumulate 10 CEUs, 3 of which must be in the corresponding category.
  • Applicators in other categories must accumulate 10 CEUs

Renewal Cycle: 

  • Commercial & Noncommercial: Annual
  • Private: 5 years

Renewal Deadline: 

  • Commercial & Noncommercial: December 31st.
  • Private: December 31st, 2019

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 South Carolina have?

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture recognizes the following classification of applicator licensing:

  • Commercial Applicators – Individuals who apply herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, or other types of pesticides to another person’s property as part of their employment.
  • Noncommercial Applicators – individuals who apply herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, or other pesticides to another person’s property as part of their job as a federal or state employee.
  • Private Applicators – Individuals who apply herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, or other types of pesticides to their own property.

What are the categories and subcategories for South Carolina pesticide licensing?

The State of South Carolina currently has 14 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 more information.

(1A) Agricultural Pest Control
(2) Forest Pest Control
(3)Ornamental and Turf Pest Control
(4) Seed Treatment
(5) Aquatic Pest Control
(6) Right-of-Way Pest Control
(7A) Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health-Related Pest Control
(7B) Fumigation
(7) Public Health Pest Control
(8) Regulatory Pest Control
(9) Regulatory Pest Control
(10) Demonstration and Research Pest Control
(11)Aerial Applicator
(12) Wood Preservation

Does the State of South Carolina offer reciprocity with other states?

Yes! Residents of Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia may apply for certification status with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

 

Course Demo


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