Tenessee Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Pesticide Applicator Training

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

Tennessee Federal Pesticide Laws (#32717)

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 is approved for 1 Credit Hour in Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

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Tennessee Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response (#32713)

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 is approved for 1 Credit Hour in Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

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Tennessee Pest Management (#32718)

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 in Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

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Tennessee Pesticide Application Procedures (#32709)

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 is approved for 1 Credit Hour in Category 7, 8, 10, and 12

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Tennessee Pesticide Formulations (#32715)

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 is approved for 1 Credit Hour in Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

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Tennessee Pesticide Hazards and First Aid (#32714)

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 is approved for 1 Credit Hour in Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

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Tennessee Pesticide Labeling (#32716)

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 is approved for 1 Credit Hour in Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

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Tennessee Pesticides in the Environment (#32712)

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 is approved for 1 Credit Hour in Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

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Tennessee Planning the Pesticide Application (#32710)

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 is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Category 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14

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Tennessee Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct (#32711)

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 is approved for 1 Credit Hour in Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

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State Requirements


RENEWALS

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 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.

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


INITIAL APPLICATION

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

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 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.

Course Demo

Here is short preview from the Pesticide Labeling course.

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