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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

Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics | Texas Approval #822773

2 CEUs: General - Laws and Regulations
Labels are increasing in complexity and depth of information. It is never suggested that anyone try to memorize a pesticide label. By reviewing parts of a label and recognizing label language and use, we hope that you feel more comfortable with the information on pesticide labels and feel confident in understanding the information the present.

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$42.00
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Pesticide Labeling | Texas Approval #822738

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 in Texas are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.

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$24.00
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Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets | Texas Approval #827739

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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$24.00
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Pesticide Formulations | Texas Approval #822789

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 in Texas, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.

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$24.00
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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Texas Approval #822737

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 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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$24.00
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Pest Management | Texas Approval #822770

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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$24.00
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Planning the Pesticide Application | Texas Approval #822825

1 CEU: General - Laws and Regulations
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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$24.00
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Calibration Clinic - Pesticide Sprayers and Spreaders | Texas Approval #842245

1 credit: 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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$24.00
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Pesticide Application Procedures | Texas Approval #828383

1 CEU: General - Other
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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$24.00
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Environmental Fate and Transport of Pesticides | Texas Approval #827738

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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$24.00
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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Texas Approval #822736

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 in Texas understand the protections and limitations of PPE. 

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$24.00
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Transportation, Storage, Security, and Professional Conduct | Texas Approval #822826

1 CEU: General - Safety
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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$24.00
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Respiratory Protection | Texas Approval #822768

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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$24.00
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Antimicrobials | Texas Approval #827734

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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$24.00
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Vertebrate Pest Control Related Courses

General Structural Pest Management | Texas Approval #828402

1 credit: General - Laws and Regulations
2 credits: Pest Control

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 course reviews the basics of general structural pest management. 

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$59.00
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Inspecting Structures for Wildlife | Texas Approval #836097

2 credits: General - Other
If you do not diagnose the problem correctly you will spend a lot of time treating something that is not there. Identify correctly and gather evidence and determine the extent of potential problems. This course will cover the basics of what to look for while inspecting a structure that has potentially been invaded by wildlife.

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$42.00
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Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pest Management | Texas Approval #828395

1 credit: General - Laws and Regulations
1 credit: Pest Control

An animal with a backbone or spinal column is called a vertebrate. A few vertebrates, such as rats and mice, are common pests in urban and industrial areas. Others are not pests in their normal habitats but may occasionally become pests when they conflict with humans. This course looks at basic management of common vertebrate pests. Be sure to understand all the regulations that apply in your geographic area before attempting to control vertebrate pests.

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$42.00
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Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | Texas Approval #822743

4 CEUs: Pest Control
This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection including identification 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 Texas as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.

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$69.00
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Cage Trapping Techniques | Texas Approval #822751

3 CEUs: Pest Control
This course focuses on the use of cage and box traps in the management of vertebrate pests in both urban and suburban environments in Texas. Best practices surrounding appropriate traps for target animals, effective baits, and safe and humane use of traps will be outlined.

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$59.00
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Skunks: $mell the $uccess | Texas Approval #836098

1 credit: 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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$24.00
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Bat Damage Management | Texas Approval #827735

1 CEU: General - IPM
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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$24.00
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Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent | Texas Approval #827740

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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$24.00
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Control & Management of Unprotected Birds | Texas Approval #827733

1 CEU: General - IPM
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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$24.00
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Invertebrate Pest Control Related Courses

Structure Infesting Pest Management | Texas Approval #828399

1 credit: General - Other
2 credits: Pest Control

Having a clear understanding of the hierarchy of insect classification is important. It helps us better understand the background of our pest decide the best course of action in controlling the pest. This course will cover some of the structure infesting pests commonly encountered by structural pesticide applicators and technicians.

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$59.00
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Structure Invading Pest Management | Texas Approval #828396

1 credit: General - Other
2 credits: Pest Control

As a pest control technician, it's important to be familiar with the pests in the region as well as where they reproduce. In some cases, it is difficult to determine if the designated living space is inside or outside. This course covers the identification and management of pests that generally live outside but will invade a structure if the conditions are favorable.

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Bed Bugs: Overview and Management | Texas Approval #822735

2 CEUs: Pest Contol
Structural applicators in Texas know that managing a bed bug infestation is difficult on many levels. This course looks at the history of bed bugs, current integrated pest management approaches to preventing and managing an infestation, and several of the chemical options available when your non-chemical controls and methods have failed.

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$42.00
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Wood Destroying Pest Related Courses

IPM for Termite Prevention | Texas Approval #828687

1 CEU: Termite Control
Termites are one of the most destructive pests in the United States. But there are several common-sense IPM practices that can be implemented to make a structure less inviting to termites from the start. This course will provide a review of IPM principles, termite biology, and several IPM practices to make any structure less attractive to termites.

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$24.00
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Weed Control Related Courses

Identification & Control of Noxious Weeds | Texas Approval #822785

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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$24.00
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TXS PS IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management | Texas Approval #822769

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 Approval #822734

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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$24.00
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Mosquito Control Courses

Intro to Mosquito Control | Texas Approval #822781

2 CEUs: Pest Control
To effectively manage a mosquito population as part of an integrated pest management plan applicators must be familiar with mosquito physiology, the lifecycle of the mosquito, and various collection and surveillance methods for both adult mosquitoes and larvae. This course will talk about surveillance methods, mosquito anatomy, and touch on the diseases that are most commonly vectored by mosquitoes in the United States.

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$42.00
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Mosquito Identification | Texas Approval #822765

3 CEUs: Pest Control
Correct identification of each mosquito species is an important step to managing the mosquito population in your area. Each species of mosquito has its own preferred habitat and breeding environment. This course covers the preferred habitat, breeding ground, and physiological differences between five major species of mosquitoes found throughout the United States.

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Mosquito Management & Control | Texas Approval #822788

2 CEUs: Pest Control
Mosquito management is a daunting task for many applicators. When mosquito management is done incorrectly or isn't done at all, mosquitoes can make public spaces unusable. This course will discuss common methods of mosquito controls, everything from physical controls, to pesticides, to record keeping, all as part of a solid integrated pest management approach to mosquito control.

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$42.00
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Pollinator Health Related Courses

Pollinator Stewardship | Texas Approval #822746

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 in Texas.

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$24.00
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Online Worker Protection Standard Course

2020 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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2020 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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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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$99.00
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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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$169.00
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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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$139.00
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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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$139.00
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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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$139.00
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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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$179.00
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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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$159.00
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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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$139.00
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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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