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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

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

CE Requirements:
Commercial & Noncommercial - 5 credits including 1 credit of Law & Regulations and 1 credit of Integrated Pest Management or Drift Minimization.
Private Applicators - 15 credits including 2 credits Laws & Regulations, 2 Credits Integrated Pest Management.

State-approved Online Pesticide Courses
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Texas Commercial 5 CEU Recertification Bundle - Aquatic Pest Management

Online HD Video | 5 CEUs
This course bundle is designed for the Texas Commercial or Non-Commercial Agricultural Applicator. The course bundle contains 5 CEUs of Texas Department of Agriculture approved training including 1 CEU of Law and Regulations, 1 CEU of IPM, and 3 CEUs of General training. The topics in this course bundle focus on aquatic pest management. NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, commercial applicators are permitted to complete CEUs online in consecutive years for the foreseeable future.

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Aquatic Aquatic
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Texas Commercial 5 CEU Recertification Bundle - Ornamental Pest Management

Online HD Video | 5 CEUs
This course bundle is designed for the Texas Commercial or Non-Commercial Agricultural Applicator. The course bundle contains 5 CEUs of Texas Department of Agriculture approved training including 1 CEU of Law and Regulations, 1 CEU of IPM, and 3 CEUs of General training. The topics in this course bundle focus on ornamental pest management. NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, commercial applicators are permitted to complete CEUs online in consecutive years for the foreseeable future.

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Texas Commercial 5 CEU Recertification Bundle - Pasture and Rangeland Management - Vertebrate Pests

Online HD Video | 5 CEUs
This course bundle is designed for the Texas Commercial or Non-Commercial Agricultural Applicator. The course bundle contains 5 CEUs of Texas Department of Agriculture approved training including 1 CEU of Law and Regulations, 1 CEU of IPM, and 3 CEUs of general training. The topics in this course bundle focus on vertebrate and turf pest management. NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, commercial applicators are permitted to complete CEUs online in consecutive years for the foreseeable future.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Texas Commercial 5 CEU Recertification Bundle - Pasture and Rangeland Management - Weeds

Online HD Video | 5 CEUs
This course bundle is designed for the Texas Commercial or Non-Commercial Agricultural Applicator. The course bundle contains 5 CEUs of Texas Department of Agriculture approved training including 1 CEU of Law and Regulations, 1 CEU of IPM, and 3 CEUs of General training. The topics in this course bundle focus on turf and weed management. NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, commercial applicators are permitted to complete CEUs online in consecutive years for the foreseeable future.

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Weed Control Weed Control
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Texas Commercial 5 CEU Recertification Bundle - Right-of-Way

Online HD Video | 5 CEUs
This course bundle is designed for the Texas Commercial or Non-Commercial Agricultural Applicator. The course bundle contains 5 CEUs of Texas Department of Agriculture approved training including 1 CEU of Law and Regulations, 1 CEU of IPM, and 3 CEUs of General training. The topics in this course bundle focus on right-of-way pest management. NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, commercial applicators are permitted to complete CEUs online in consecutive years for the foreseeable future.

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Right Of Way Right Of Way
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Texas Commercial 5 CEU Recertification Bundle - Turf Management

Online HD Video | 5 CEUs
This course bundle is designed for the Texas Commercial or Non-Commercial Agricultural Applicator. The course bundle contains 5 CEUs of Texas Department of Agriculture approved training including 1 CEU of Law and Regulations, 1 CEU of IPM, and 3 CEUs of general training. The topics in this course bundle focus on turf management. NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, commercial applicators are permitted to complete CEUs online in consecutive years for the foreseeable future.

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Turf Turf
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Texas Commercial 5 CEU Recertification Bundle - Vertebrate Pest Management

Online HD Video | 5 CEUs
This course bundle is designed for the Texas Commercial or Non-Commercial Agricultural Applicator. The course bundle contains 5 CEUs of Texas Department of Agriculture approved training including 1 CEU of Law and Regulations, 1 CEU of IPM, and 3 CEUs of general training. The topics in this course bundle focus on vertebrate pest management. NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, commercial applicators are permitted to complete CEUs online in consecutive years for the foreseeable future.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Texas Private Applicator 15 CEU Recertification Bundle

Online HD Video | 15 CEUs
This course bundle is designed for the Texas Agricultural Private Applicator. The course bundle contains 15 CEUs of Texas Department of Agriculture approved courses and includes 2 CEUs of Law and Regulations, 2 CEUs of IPM, and 6 CEUS of General credits. NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, private applicators are permitted to complete ALL required CEUs online for the foreseeable future.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Annual Bluegrass Resistance Management | Texas Approval #895179

1 CEU: General
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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Weed Control Weed Control
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Application Equipment and Calibration | Texas Approval #895192

1 CEU: General
When pesticide applications become necessary for good turf management, it’s important to understand how the application equipment works and how to properly calibrate the equipment. This course will provide turf managers with an understanding of the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on turf and how to properly calibrate the equipment.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Aquatic Pest Management | Texas Approval #8895181

2 CEUs: General
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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Aquatic Aquatic
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Aquatic Weed Control | Texas Approval #895182

1 CEU: IPM
Managing aquatic weeds revolves around proper plant identification. 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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Aquatic Aquatic
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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Texas Approval #895183

1 CEU: General
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented to coordinate the efforts of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find a balance between managing pests and protecting pollinators.

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Pollinator Pollinator
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Common Ornamental Plant Pests | Texas Approval #895185

1 CEU: IPM
1 CEU: General

Pest management of ornamental plants involves multiple steps from growing a healthy plant that is more resistant to pest damage to correctly identifying the problem when present. This course will cover the most common pests of ornamental plants.

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Common Turfgrass Weeds | Texas Approval #895186

1 CEU: General
Managing weeds in a turf stand can be a tricky proposition. Often times the client fails to recognize that the presence of weeds in a turf stand is the result of poor turf, not the cause. This course will provide applicators with a working knowledge of weed biology, weed identification, and how herbicides work.

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Turf Turf
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Controlling Aquatic Pests | Texas Approval #895187

4 credits: General
This course discusses managing pests in aquatic environments. It contains extensive plant identification, discussing common weed types and species. Other pests, such as insects or birds, are also covered. In addition, this course explains a variety of control methods, outlining how to use pesticides safely and the necessary first aid for any exposure. Finally, calibration of equipment is explained and example scenarios are explored.

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Aquatic Aquatic
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Cultural Practices for Turf Management | Texas Approval #895188

1 CEU: IPM
Turf responds best to consistent cultural practices including mowing, irrigating, and fertilizing. But as turf managers know, there is a right way and a wrong way to do these. This course covers the dos and don’ts of good cultural practices that will result in a healthy vigorous turf that will be enjoyed for years.

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Turf Turf
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Texas Approval #895189

1 credit: General
1 credit: 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.

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Environmental Fate and Transport of Pesticides | Texas Approval #895191

1 CEU: General
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling | Texas Approval #895197

1 CEU: General
This course provides a basic understanding of how fungicides work, and the basics of collecting plant material samples for testing pathogens. Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infections, fungicide mechanism, collection techniques, and collection dos and don’ts are all discussed.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Identification & Control of Noxious Weeds | Texas Approval #895199

1 CEU: General
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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Weed Control Weed Control
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Intro to Mosquito Control | Texas Approval #895200

2 CEU: General
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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Mosquito Mosquito
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IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management | Texas Approval #895201

1 CEU: 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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Ornamental Ornamental
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IPM for Turf Management | Texas Approval #895202

1 CEU: IPM
As a turf manager, 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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Turf Turf
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Management of Columbian Ground Squirrels | Texas Approval #895205

1 CEU: General
Columbian ground squirrels are similar to Richardson’s ground squirrels, but they are much more difficult to control. This course will teach you the difference between both ground squirrel species, help you identify their behaviors and habitats, and show you the best time to control them. This course will also discuss the many control methods of Columbian ground squirrels and requirements of each.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management of Pocket Gophers | Texas Approval #895206

1 CEU: General
The site of a fresh mound of soil in an otherwise manicured lawn or alfalfa field can be enough to send a landowner into a tizzy. Pocket gophers can be devastating to both lawns and agricultural fields if they are not properly controlled. The damage caused by pocket gophers can sometimes be confused with either moles or ground squirrels. This course will cover the basics of pocket gopher management including biology, damage, trapping, and toxicant use.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management of Prairie Dogs | Texas Approval #895207

1 CEU: General
Managing prairie dogs is a delicate balance between maintaining a healthy environment and keeping valuable land pest free. This course will cover environmental concerns and methods of control. It will also discuss common application methods and ways to protect yourself from hazards when using rodenticides.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management of Woodchucks | Texas Approval #895210

1 CEU: General
Woodchucks are also known as whistle pigs or groundhogs. Woodchucks are basically the building contractors for many animals in the wildlife kingdom because of the holes they dig. This course will discuss the control and management of woodchucks.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Mole Management | Texas Approval #895212

1 CEU: General
Moles can be the bane of a well-kept lawn. But is it really a mole? Moles, voles, shrews, and pocket gopher damage can look the same to the untrained eye. This course covers the physiological differences between moles and other look-alike vertebrate pests, trapping techniques, and toxicant options.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Natural Areas Weed Management | Texas Approval #895216

3 CEUs: General
This course is for agricultural pesticide applicators who want to become certified as commercial or public applicators of restricted-use pesticides for the control of natural areas. It outlines various invasive weeds in natural areas and how an applicator should go about treating natural areas with respect to wildlife and the environment.

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Weed Control Weed Control
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Ornamental Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration | Texas Approval #880117

1 CEU: General
When pesticide applications become necessary for good ornamental plant management it's important to understand how application equipment works and how to properly calibrate the equipment. This course will discuss the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on ornamental plants, the way to calculate the volume of solution needed, and how to properly calculate the flow rate of the equipment. 

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Pesticide Formulations | Texas Approval #895222

1 CEU: General
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Labeling | Texas Approval #895224

1 CEU: 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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Law & Regulation Law & Regulation
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Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets | Texas Approval #896040

1 CEU: 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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pollinator Stewardship | Texas Approval #895228

1 CEU: General
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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Pollinator Pollinator
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Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics | Texas Approval #895229

2 CEUs: 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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Law & Regulation Law & Regulation
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Respiratory Protection | Texas Approval #895230

1 CEU: General
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Right-of-Way: Pest Management Overview | Texas Approval #895232

2 CEUs: General
1 CEU: IPM

Pest management in right-of-way situations can be a challenge. The economic thresholds are different in right-of-way situations compared to either a landscape setting or an agricultural setting. This course provides an overview of pests common to rights-of-way, management solutions, a look at the equipment commonly used to treat rights-of-way, and a review of calibration steps for that equipment.

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Right Of Way Right Of Way
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Setting up a Mosquito Control Program | Texas Approval #895236

1 CEU: General
Mosquito control programs manage the population of mosquitoes to reduce their damage to human health. Mosquito control is a vital public-health practice as mosquitoes are the number one vector of disease globally, spreading many diseases. Mosquitoes can cause significant pain, irritation, and infection from their bites, which are a considerable nuisance. This course outlines mosquito control’s components, methods, benefits, and complexities.

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Mosquito Mosquito
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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | Texas Approval #895239

1 CEU: General
There are a variety of diseases, disorders, insects, and vertebrate pests that can cause problems in turfgrass. This course will give applicators and turf managers an overview of these common pests and strategies for their management.

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Turf Turf
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Voles: Biology, Damage, and Control | Texas Approval #895243

1 CEU: General
Voles are known by a variety of names, meadow mice or field mice for example. Voles are rodents, meaning they like to chew on things, but they rarely enter structures and are primarily a pest in landscape settings. But they are often confused with mice by many homeowners. This course will cover the basics of vole identification, biology, and damage as well as several control methods including trapping and rodenticide use.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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