Choose Your Category - (filter to show courses approved for each category)

Online South Carolina Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course

Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam Prep Program

12 Hour Exam Prep | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for preparing to take the Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency. Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator. This certification course benefits both you and the general public. By learning how to handle pesticides correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.
Video Course Details
 

$99.00Add to cart

Online South Carolina Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

 

Right of Way: Pest Control | South Carolina Approval #17964

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  Core 
This course will help applicators in South Carolina 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.
Video Course Details
 

$59.00Add to cart

Right of Way: Weed Control | South Carolina Approval #17965

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credit:  Core 
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 South Carolina.
Video Course Details
 

$59.00Add to cart

Aquatic Weed Control | South Carolina Approval #17959

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  5 
Managing aquatic weeds in South Carolina revolves around proper plant identificaiton.  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.
Video Course Details
 

$35.00Add to cart

Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | South Carolina Approval #17960

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in South Carolina to coordinate the effors of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators. 
Video Course Details
 

$35.00Add to cart

Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | South Carolina Approval #17961

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in South Carolina including Integrated Pest managaement (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identificaiton, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  
Video Course Details
 

$35.00Add to cart

Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | South Carolina Approval #17962

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core  
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.
Video Course Details
 

$35.00Add to cart

Pest Identification: Rice and Cotton | South Carolina Approval #17967

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  Core  
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.
Video Course Details
 

$35.00Add to cart

Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | South Carolina Approval #17966

1 Hour | Approved for12 Credit:  8 
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 South Carolina.
Video Course Details
 

$19.00Add to cart

Pollinator Stewardship | South Carolina Approval #17963

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Core 
This course provides an outline of the primary concerns of the bee-keeping industry including colony collapse disorder (CCD), factors effecting honey bee decline, invasive insects, fungal disease, best practices for pollinator stewardship, and minimizing pesticide risks for pollinators in South Carolina.
Video Course Details
 

$19.00Add to cart

Federal Pesticide Laws | South Carolina Approval #17184

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Core
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in South Carolina. This course addresses the Federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest. 
Video Course Details
 

$19.00Add to cart

Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | South Carolina Approval #17180

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  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 South Carolina understand the protections and limitations of PPE.
Video Course Details
 

$19.00Add to cart

Pest Management | South Carolina Approval #17185

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  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 South Carolina.
Video Course Details
 

$19.00Add to cart

Pesticide Application Procedures | South Carolina Approval #17176

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Core
Pesticides may be applied in South Carolina 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.
Video Course Details
 

$19.00Add to cart

Pesticide Formulations | South Carolina Approval #17182

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  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 South Carolina, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
Video Course Details
 

$19.00Add to cart

Pesticide Hazards And First Aid | South Carolina Approval #17181

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  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 South Carolina need to be concerned with the hazards associated with exposure to the chemical and not just the toxicity of the pesticide.
Video Course Details
 

$19.00Add to cart

Pesticide Labeling | South Carolina Approval #17183

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Core
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users.  By law, pesticide users in South Carolina are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
Video Course Details
 

$19.00Add to cart

Pesticides In The Environment | South Carolina Approval #17179

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Core
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in South Carolina. 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.
Video Course Details
 

$19.00Add to cart

Planning The Pesticide Application | South Carolina Approval #17177

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Core
Before beginning a pesticide application in South Carolina, 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.
Video Course Details
 

$19.00Add to cart

Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct | South Carolina Approval #17178

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Core
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in South Carolina, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers.
Video Course Details
 

$19.00Add to cart

State Requirements

NOTE: Clemson University has taken over pesticide licensing for South Carolina. All links will lead to their page.


RENEWALS

Renewal Cycle: 

  • Commercial & Noncommercial: Annual
  • Private: 5 years

Renewal Deadline: 

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

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

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.


INITIAL APPLICATION

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 – Register to take the exam
  • Step 3 – Pass state exam

Noncommercial Applicators –

  • Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Step 2 – Register to take the exam
  • Step 3 – Pass state exam

Private Applicators –

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

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


Here is short preview from the Planning the Pesticide Application course.

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!

Share