Utah Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. 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

Utah Federal Pesticide Laws 

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 of Core Education.

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Utah Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response

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 of Core Education.

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Utah Pest Management

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 of Core Education.

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Utah Pesticide Application Procedures

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 of Core Education.

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Utah Pesticide Formulations

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 of Core Education.

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Utah Pesticide Hazards and First Aid

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 of Core Education.

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Utah Pesticide Labeling

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 of Core Education.

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Utah Pesticides in the Environment

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 of Core Education.

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Utah Planning the Pesticide Application

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 Core Education.

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Utah Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct

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 of Core Education.

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State Requirements


RENEWALS

Renewal Cycle: 3 years

Renewal Deadline: March 1st

Do I need continuing education credits to maintain my Utah pesticide applicators license?

All applicators must renew their licenses after 3 years by December 31st with a $25 fee. Individuals looking to recertify can

  • Complete the original certification process
  • Attend the annual recertification seminar
  • Participate in continuing Education
    1. Commercial & Noncommercial require 24 CE; 2-hour Pesticide law, 6-hour Pesticide Safety, 10-hour Pesticide Use.
    2. Private requires 6 CE; 1-hour Pesticide law, 1-hour pesticide safety, 1-hour pesticide use.

Who submits my continuing education to the state?
You will submit your continuing education certificates to the state.

How do I get my Utah pesticide applicator's license?

Commercial Pesticide Applicator License

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years or older
  • Step 2 – Access study materials and the national Pesticide Applicator Certification Core manual and a category manual for each of the categories you wish to apply.
  • Step 3 – Make an appointment at a testing center. You must pass the test with 65% or higher. If you do not pass with 65% you must wait 3 days to retake.

NonCommercial Pesticide Applicator License -

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years or older
  • Step 2 – Access study materials and the national Pesticide Applicator Certification Core manual and a category manual for each of the categories you wish to apply.
  • Step 3 – Make an appointment at a testing center. You must pass the test with 65% or higher. If you do not pass with 65% you must wait 3 days to retake.

Private Pesticide Applicator License –

  • Step 1 – You must be 18 years or older
  • Step 2 – Access study materials and the national Pesticide Applicator Certification Core manual and a category manual for each of the categories you wish to apply.
  • Step 3 – Make an appointment at a testing center. You must pass the test with 65% or higher. If you do not pass with 65% you must wait 3 days to retake.

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 Utah have?

The Utah Department of Agriculture recognizes the following classification of applicator licensing:

  • Commercial Applicator – Individuals who use any pesticide for hire.
  • Noncommercial Applicator – Individuals working alone or as an employee of a firm, entity or government agency who uses or demonstrates the use of restricted-use pesticides and does not qualify as a commercial or private applicator.
  • Private Applicator – Individuals who use or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides for the purpose of agriculture on property owned or rented by the individual or the individual’s employer.

What are the categories and subcategories for Utah pesticide licensing?

The State of Utah currently has 22 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) Agriculture
(1A) Plant
(1B) Animal
(2) Forest
(3) Ornamental and Turf
(4) Seed Treatment
(5) Aquatic
(5A) Surface Water
(5B) Sewer Root Control
(6) Right-Of-Way
(7)Structural and Health-Related
(8) Public Health
(9) Regulatory
(10)Demonstration, Consultation and Research
(11) Aerial Application
(12)Vertebrate
(13) Fumigation/Stored Commodities
(14) Wood-Preservation
(15) Wood-Destroying Organisms

Does the State of Utah offer reciprocity with other states?

Yes! Utah will reciprocate with any state. In order to work as a pesticide applicator in Utah an individual must complete the Utah pesticide applications, submit a $65 fee, supply a copy of their current state, DOD, or BLM pesticide license, supply a legible copy of their government-issued photo identification, and request a letter of good standing from the state, DOD, or BLM licensing department.

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