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ONLINE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD COURSE

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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Online Tennessee 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 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.
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Online Tennessee Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Cage Trapping Techniques | Tennessee Approval #36847

3 Hour course | Approved for 3 Points: C07; C08; C10; C12
This course focuses on the use of cage and box traps in the management of vertebrate pests in both urban and suburban environments in Tennessee. Best practices surrounding appropriate traps for target animals, effective baits, and safe and humane use of traps will be outlined.
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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | Tennessee Approval #36855

3 Hour course | Approved for 3 Points: C03; C10; C12
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 Tennessee.
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Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | Tennessee Approval #36867

3 Hour course | Approved for 3 Points: C07; C08; C10; C12
This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection including indentification based on 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 Tennessee as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces I Tennessee Approval #36849

2 Hour course | Approved for 2 Points: C01; C03; C04; C10; C12
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 Tennessee.  
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Pest Identification: Rice and Cotton | Tennessee Approval #36859

2 Hour course | Approved for 2 Points: C01; C04; C10; C12
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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Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management | Tennessee Approval #36865

2 Hour course | Approved for 2 Points: C03; C10; C12
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 Tennessee.
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Right of Way: Weed Control | Tennessee Approval #36863

2 Hour course | Approved for 2 Points: C06; C10; C12
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 Tennessee.
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Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests | Tennessee Approval #36851

2 Hour course | Approved for 2 Points: C01; C04; C07; C08; C10; C12
This course focuses on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals in Tennessee. 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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TN PS Aquatic Weed Control 1HR CE #36843

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: C05; C10; C12
Managing aquatic weeds in Tennessee 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.
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TN PS Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response 1HR CE #35194-COPY

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: All Categories
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 Tennessee understand the protections and limitations of PPE. 
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TN PS Pest Management 1HR CE #35192-COPY

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: All Categories
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 Tennessee. 
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TN PS Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health 1HR CE #36845

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: C01; C02; C03; C04; C05; C06; C07; C08; C10; C12
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in Tennessee to coordinate the effors of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators. 
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TN PS Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum 1HR CE #36857

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: C01; C04; C10; C12
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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TN PS Integrated Pest and Resistance Management 1HR CE #36853

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: C01; C02; C03; C04; C10; C12
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in Tennessee including Integrated Pest managaement (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identificaiton, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  
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TN PS Pollinator Stewardship 1HR CE #36841

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: All Categories
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 Tennessee.
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TN PS Pesticide Application Procedures 1HR CE #35186-COPY

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: C07, C08, C10, C12 
Pesticides may be applied in Tennessee 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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TN PS Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases 1HR CE #36861

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: C03; C05; C07; C08; C10; C12
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 Tennessee.
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TN PS Pesticide Formulations 1HR CE #35189-COPY

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: All Categories
Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations in Tennessee, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
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TN PS Pesticide Hazards and First Aid 1HR CE #35190-COPY

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: All Categories
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 Tennessee 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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TN PS Pesticide Labeling 1HR CE #35191-COPY

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: All Categories
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. By law, pesticide users in Tennessee are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
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TN PS Pesticides in the Environment 1HR CE #35187-COPY

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: All Categories
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in Tennessee. 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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TN PS Planning the Pesticide Application 1HR CE #35193-COPY

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: All Categories
Before beginning a pesticide application in Tennessee, 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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TN PS Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct 1HR CE #35195-COPY

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: All Categories
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in Tennessee, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers. 
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TN PS Federal Pesticide Laws 1HR CE #35188-COPY

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Point: All Categories
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in Tennessee. 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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STATE REQUIREMENTS

Renewal Cycle: Annually
Renewal Deadline: December 31st

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

  • Private Applicators – must renew every 3 years through a course at the county Extension office.
  • Certified Commercial Applicators – must renew every 3 years by obtaining differing levels of education depending on the category of the applicator.  Applicators can take no more than 50% of their CE courses online.  Applicators cannot earn more than 75% of their points at one school.

Agricultural (CO1)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 18 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 12 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 6 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Forest Pest Control (CO2)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 12 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 8 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 4 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Ornamental & Turf (CO3)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 18 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 12 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 6 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Seed Treatment (CO4)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 12 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 8 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 4 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Aquatic Pest Control (CO5)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 12 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 8 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 4 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Right-of-Way (CO6)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 18 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 12 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 6 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Industrial, Institutional, Structural, & Health-Related Pest Control (CO7)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 30 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 20 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 10 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Public Health ( CO8)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 18 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 12 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 6 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Demonstration, Research, and Regulatory Pest Control (C10)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 18 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 12 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 6 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Wood Preservatives (C11)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 9 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 6 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 3 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Pesticide Dealer (C12)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 18 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 12 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 6 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Antifouling Marine Paint (C13)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 9 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 6 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 3 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Microbial Pest Control (C14)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 9 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 6 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 3 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Sewer Line Treatment (C16)

  • Certified Between 1/1/18 & 6/30/18 - 9 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/18 & 6/30/19 - 6 pts
  • Certified Between 7/1/19 & 6/30/20 - 3 pts
  • Certified on or after 1/1/20 - Rollover to 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my Tennessee pesticide applicator's license?

Certified Commercial Applicators –

  • Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Step 2 – Complete the Application for Commercial Pesticide Exam with the $150 fee.
  • Step 3 – Pass a certification exam.
  • Step 4 – Complete $25 state exam and at least one category exam.

Private Pesticide Applicators –

  • Step 1 – Attend an education seminar at the county extension office.
  • Step 2 – Pay $30 to the extension office and $10 to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Who submits my continuing education to the state?

Certified Training Institute will submit continuing education to the state at the end of each month.

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 Tennessee have?

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture recognizes the following classification of applicator licensing:

  • Certified Commercial Applicator – an individual who is salaried and does not receive direct compensation for the application of pesticides.
  • Private Applicator – An individual who applies or supervises the application of pesticide on their own or another’s property without compensation.
What are the categories and subcategories for Tennessee pesticide licensing?

The State of Tennessee currently has 16 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 a description of each classification.

  1. Agricultural Plant
  2. Forest Pest Control
  3. Ornamental & Turf
  4. Seed Treatment
  5. Aquatic Pest Control
  6. Right of Way
  7. Structural Pest control
  8. Public Health
  9. Demo & Research
  10. Wood Preservatives
  11. Pesticide Dealer
  12. Antifouling Paint
  13. Microbial Pest Control
  14. Sewer Line Treatment
Does the State of Tennessee offer reciprocity with other states?

Tennessee offers reciprocity with Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and South Carolina. More information can be found here.

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Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Tennessee Depart 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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