Applicators may complete ALL of their continuing education online for the foreseeable future due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. 

Texas Structural Pesticide Applicator

Renewal Deadline:
License expires when employers business license expires. CEUs must be completed the previous calendar year.

CE Requirements:
2 CEUs in general training and 1 CEU for each category.
One of the general CEUs must be in federal and state laws, pesticide safety, environmental protection, or integrated pest management.

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Online Texas Continuing Education Courses

Pesticide Basics and Safety Courses

Pesticide Labeling | Texas SPCS Approval #845894

1 CEU: General - Laws and Regulations 
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. By law, pesticide users are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
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Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets | Texas SPCS Approval #xxx

1 CEU: General - Laws and Regulations
Pesticide labels and safety data sheets (SDS) appear to contain much of the same information. While the label is the law, an SDS is not considered the law. As an applicator, it is important to understand the difference between a pesticide label and a safety data sheet and know what information can be found in each document. This course will review the various parts of pesticide labels and safety data sheets to identify the similarities and differences.
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Federal Pesticide Laws | Texas SPCS Approval #845871

1 CEU: General - Laws and Regulations 
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare and preventing harm to the environment. This course addressed 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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Pesticide Formulations | Texas SPCS Approval #845873

1 CEU: General - Laws and Regulations  
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.
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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Texas SPCS Approval #845878

1 CEU: General - Safety 
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 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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Pest Management | Texas SPCS Approval #846214

1 CEU: Pest Control 
A pest is an undesirable organism that injures humans, desirable plants and animals, manufactured products, or natural substances. This course will 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.
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Planning the Pesticide Application | Texas SPCS Approval #846215

1 CEU: General - Laws and Regulations 
Before beginning a pesticide application, 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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Calibration Clinic - Pesticide Sprayers and Spreaders | Texas SPCS Approval #845860

1 CEU: General - Safety 
Proper application of pesticides and fertilizers on turfgrass is only possible with accurately calibrated equipment. These lessons discuss the calibration of three types of application equipment: handheld or back-pack pump-up sprayers, large acreage sprayers, and fertilizer or “dry-granular” spreaders as well as several different calibration techniques.
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Pesticide Application Procedures | Texas SPCS Approval #845857

1 CEU: General - Other
Pesticides may be applied 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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Environmental Fate and Transport of Pesticides | Texas SPCS Approval #845864

1 CEU: General - Safety 
Pesticides are a key factor in pest management but it is important to understand what happens to those pesticides after the application. This course will review some key characteristics of environmental factors that can affect how pesticides move and degrade in the environment.
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Pesticides in the Environment | Texas SPCS Approval #845862

1 CEU: General - Safety
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.
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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Texas SPCS Approval #846219

1 CEU: General - Safety 
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.
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Transportation, Storage, Security, and Professional Conduct | Texas SPCS Approval #846226

1 CEU: General - Safety 
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products, and how to communicate these issues with customers.
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Respiratory Protection | Texas SPCS Approval #846222

1 CEU: General - Safety 
When the pesticide label requires a respirator it's important to know how to use a respirator safely. This course outlines the types of respirators available, proper fit, and inspection/maintenance requirements.
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Antimicrobials | Texas SPCS Approval #845852

1 CEU: General - Other 
Unlike most pesticides, antimicrobial pesticides can be found in a wide variety of places and are readily available to the public. Antimicrobial pesticides also have unique label requirements. This course will discuss antimicrobial pesticides, their properties, potential risks, and hazards of use.
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Vertebrate Pest Control Related Courses

Skunks: $mell the $uccess | Texas SPCS Approval #xxx

1 CEU: Pest Control
This course will discuss the lifecycle and biology of skunks, habitat modification to discourage skunks from taking up residence, trapping tips and techniques, the basics of rodenticide use, and the basics of euthanizing if allowable by law. It is important to be familiar with state and local laws regarding skunk management.
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Bat Damage Management | Texas SPCS Approval #xxx

1 CEU: Pest Control 
The site of a bat hanging around a structure can be unnerving to most clients. Finding one inside a home is even more unsettling and can send the homeowner into a panic. This course will talk about the identification of bat issues, fundamentals of bat control, and a few health issues that can be quite costly for wildlife control operators and clients.
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Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent | Texas SPCS Approval #xxx

1 CEU: General - IPM
One of the challenges with house mice is that clients don't take house mice seriously. It's amazing how people will move heaven and earth when rats are around, but when it comes to mice they will simply say "oh, it's just a mouse!" This course will help educate applicators on the risks of allowing house mice to remain in a structure.
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Understanding Rodenticides & Their Labels | Texas SPCS Approval #846224

1 CEU: General - Laws and Regulations
Rodenticides are becoming a widely discussed and concerning topic in the pest control field. There is a growing public concern at the risk of secondary and non-target poisonings when rodenticides are used. As a pest control operator is it your responsibility to understand how rodenticides work and how to read their labels. This course discusses the common types of rodenticides, their appropriate application, the risks involved with the use of each type of rodenticide, and takes a look at specific label language.
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Control & Management of Unprotected Birds | Texas SPCS Approval #xxx

1 CEU: Pest Control
Unwanted birds can pose a problem for applicators and their clients. Some people love to feed the birds and spend hours watching birds. Once birds have become established in an area they can be difficult to control or deter. Though this course will focus on the control and management of unprotected birds, some of the techniques covered will help with the management of protected birds when a permit is issued.
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Invertebrate Pest Control Related Courses

Wood Destroying Pest Related Courses

Weed Control Related Courses

Identification & Control of Noxious Weeds | Texas SPCS Approval #846213

1 CEU: Weed Control
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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TXS PS IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management | Texas SPCS Approval #845892

1 CEU: General - IPM 
IPM of ornamental plants involves multiple steps; producing a healthy plant, correctly identifying the problem, recognizing that there will always be some pests and damage, and only using pesticides as a last resort. This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for ornamental plants, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully provide your clients with a healthy and attractive landscape.
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Annual Bluegrass Resistance Management | Texas SPCS Approval #845851

1 CEU: Weed Control 
Annual bluegrass has historically been an important weed of many, if not most, commodity and specialty crops. The extensive reliance upon herbicides as the primary means of control has led to an almost overwhelming presence of herbicide resistance. This course will discuss the currently reported cases of annual bluegrass resistance to various herbicides and how to develop an effective herbicide program.
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Mosquito Control Courses

Pollinator Health Related Courses

Pollinator Stewardship | Texas Approval #846217

1 CEU: General - Other 
This course provides an outline of the primary concerns of the bee-keeping industry including colony collapse disorder (CCD), factors affecting honey bee decline, invasive insects, fungal disease, best practices for pollinator stewardship, and minimizing pesticide risks for pollinators.
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Online Worker Protection Standard Course

2021 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. This training program is accessible for the 2021 calendar year.
Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

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2021 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. Training program is accessible for the entire 2021 calendar year.
Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

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Safety Compliance Bundle

Meet safety compliance requirements with these 15-20 safety minute videos.

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (2 classes)
  2. Pesticides in the Environment (2 classes)
  3. Transportation, Storage, and Security (2 classes)
  4. Emergency Response

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Online Texas Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course

Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Standards Training Program and Practice Test

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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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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Ornamental Plant Pest Management Exam Prep

8 Hour | Online HD Video
Pest management of ornamental plants involves multiple steps. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of ornamental pest management principles. By learning how to manage the landscape correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.

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Aquatic Pest Management Exam Prep

4 Hour | Online HD Video
Aquatic ecosystems are extremely complex and fragile. This course covers the many aspects necessary for managing aquatic pests, from site evaluation and pest identification to pesticide application and treatment evaluation. Risk communication strategies are included, along with a variety of control methods in addition to aquatic pesticides.

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Right-of-Way Pest Management Exam Prep

8 hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the Right-of-Way Pest Management category exam. This course will provide a solid foundation of right-of-way management principles.

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General Structural Pest Management Exam Prep

14 Hour | Online HD Video
As certified or licensed professionals we have legal responsibilities that we must fulfill in every job that we do. Not only do have to control pests, but we also have to do the paperwork and legwork that documents our applications. This exam prep course will help you prepare to pass the general structural pest management exam for commercial applicators.
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Wood-Destroying Pest Management Exam Prep

10 hours | HD Video
Termites are just one of the many wood-destroying pests found throughout the United States. Carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, and wood-damaging fungi can also cause severe structural damage if not properly managed. This course will cover the primary wood-destroying pests found through the country, the recommended treatments for each of those pests, and the primary sources of excess structural moisture.

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Mosquito Control Exam Prep

8 Hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the Mosquito Management category exam. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation to mosquito managment and control the mosquito populations in and around your home or park. 

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About our courses
We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation - Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division. 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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