Texas Pesticide Applicator

Renewal Deadline:
Commercial and noncommercial licenses - annually by the date of original licensure.
Private applicator licenses -every 5 years by the date of original licensure.

CE Requirements:
Commercial & Noncommercial- 5 credits including 1 credit of Law & Regulations, 1 credit of Pest Management or Drift Minimization

Private Applicators - 15 credits including 2 credits Laws & Regulations, 2 Credits Integrated Pest Management.

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Online Texas Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Right of Way: Pest Control | Texas Approval #0774410

4 hour course | Approved for 4 credits: 3 General & 1 Laws and Regulations 
This course will help applicators in Texas 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.

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$59.00
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Right of Way: Weed Control | Texas Approval #0774411

4 hour course | Approved for 4 credits: 2 General, 1 IPM, 1 Drift Minimization  
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 Texas.

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$59.00
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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | Texas Approval #775578

4 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: General - Pest Features; 1 Credit: General Pesticide Factors, IPM 
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 Texas.

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$59.00
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Texas Approval #775577

3 hour course | Approved for 3 credits: 1 General - Pest Features, 1 General - Application Techniques,  and 1 IPM 
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 Texas.  

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$49.00
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Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management | Texas Approval #775576

3 hour course | Approved for 3 credits: 1 General - Pest Features, 1 General - Application Techniques, and 1 IPM 
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 Texas.

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$49.00
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Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests | Texas Approval #0783107

2 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit each: Pest Features and Pesticide Factors
This course focuses on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals in Texas. 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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$35.00
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Aquatic Weed Control | Texas Approval #0774400

2 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 1 General & 1 IPM 
Managing aquatic weeds in Texas 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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$35.00
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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Texas Approval #0774415

2 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 1 General & 1 IPM 
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in Texas to coordinate the effors of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators. 

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$35.00
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Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | Texas Approval #0774405

2 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 1 General & 1 IPM
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in Texas including Integrated Pest Managaement (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identificaiton, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  

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$35.00
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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | Texas Approval #0774406

2 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: General 
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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$35.00
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Pest Identification: Rice and Cotton | Texas Approval #0774409

2 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: 1 General & 1 IPM
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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$35.00
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Identification & Control of Noxious Weeds | Texas Approval #794359

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: General - Pest Features
Managing noxious weeds can be a tricky proposition. Applicators need to be aware of both the federal and state noxious weed lists and how that affects management tactics. This course covers several weeds on the federal noxious weeds list as well as other noxious weeds found throughout the southeastern United States.

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$19.00
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IPM for Turf Management | Texas Approval #794363

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: IPM
As a turf manager in Texas 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.

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$19.00
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Seed Treatment Product Safety | Texas Approval #794361

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: General - Safety Factors
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 in Texas are obviously concerned about the more modern applications of these processes. This course outlines the benefits and risks associated with treated seed products.

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$19.00
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Pollinator Stewardship | Texas Approval #0774414

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: 1 IPM
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 Texas.

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$19.00
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How Fungicides Work | Texas Approval #775574

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: General - Pesticide Factors 
This course provides a basic understanding of fungicides and how they work. Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infestions, and fungicide mechanism are all discussed using easy to follow diagrams explained by the on-screen instructor.

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$19.00
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Federal Pesticide Laws | Texas Approval #775497

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: Laws and Regulations
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in Texas. 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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$19.00
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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Texas Approval #775506

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: General - Safety Factors
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 Texas understand the protections and limitations of PPE. 

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$19.00
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Pest Management | Texas Approval #775495

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: General - Pest Features 
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 Texas

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$19.00
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Pesticide Application Procedures | Texas Approval #775503

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: General - Application Techniques 
Pesticides may be applied in Texas 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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Pesticide Formulations | Texas Approval #775501

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: General - Pesticide Factors 
Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations in Texas, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.

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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Texas Approval #775499

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: General - Safety Factors 
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 Texas 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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Pesticide Labeling | Texas Approval #775504

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: Laws and Regulations
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. By law, pesticide users in Texas are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.

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Pesticides in the Environment | Texas Approval #775502

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: Drift Minimization
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in Texas. 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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Planning the Pesticide Application | Texas Approval #775505

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: General - Pesticide Factors 
Before beginning a pesticide application in Texas, 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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Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct | Texas Approval #775498

1 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: General - Pesticide Factors 
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in Texas, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers. 

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Online Worker Protection Standard Courses

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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$399.00
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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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$159.00
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Online Texas 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 the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual. The test administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency will cover this information along with state, tribe, etc. specific information. Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of pesticide safety principles. 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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$99.00
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Turfgrass Pest Management Exam Prep

8 Hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the Turfgrass Pest Management category exam. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of turf management principles. By learning how to manage your turf correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.

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$89.00
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Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Texas Department 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!

Need to obtain your applicator's license? Check out our Pesticide Applicator Core Exam Prep Course!

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