Washington Pesticide Applicator

Renewal Deadline:
All applicators must recertify every five years by December 31st.

CE Requirements:
Limited Private Applicators - 8 credits in weed control

Rancher Private Applicators - 12 credits
Private Applicators - 20 credits - max 10 credits per calendar year
All other license types - 40 credits - max 15 credits per calendar year

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Online Washington Continuing Education Courses

Right of Way: Pest Control | Washington Approval #2019-135 R

4 hour course | Approved for 4 Recertification credits or 2 Weed Control credits This course will help applicators in Washington 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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Right of Way: Weed Control | Washington Approval #2019-135 S

4 hours course | Approved for 4 Recertification credits or 4 Weed Control credits 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 Washington.

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Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | Washington Approval #2019-135 V

4 hour course | Approved for 4 Recertification credits This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection 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 Washington as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.

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Cage Trapping Techniques | Washington Approval #2019-135 C

3 hour course | Approved for 3 Recertification credits This course focuses on the use of cage and box traps in the management of vertebrate pests in both urban and suburban environments in Washington. Best practices surrounding appropriate traps for target animals, effective baits, and safe and humane use of traps will be outlined.

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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Washington Approval #2019-135 D

3 hour course | Approved for 3 Recertification Credits 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 Washington.  

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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | Washington Approval #2019-135 H

3 hour course | Approved for 3 Recertification credits 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 Washington.

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Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management | Washington Approval #2019-135 U

3 hour course | Approved for 3 Recertification credits or 2 Weed Control credits 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 Washington.

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Aquatic Weed Control | Washington Approval #2019-135 A

2 hour course | Approved for 2 Recertification credits or 2 Weed Control credits Managing aquatic weeds in Washington 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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$35.00
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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Washington Approval #2019-135 B

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

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Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests | Washington Approval #2019-135 F

2 hour course | Approved for 2 Recertification credits This course focuses on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals in Washington. 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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Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | Washington Approval #2019-135 G

2 hour course | Approved for 2 Recertification credits This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in Washington including Integrated Pest Management (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identification, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  

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IPM for Turf Management | Washington Approval #2019-135 X

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit As a turf manager in Washington, 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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Common Turfgrass Weeds | Washington Approval #2019-136 C

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit or 1 Weed Control credit 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 in Washington with a working knowledge of weed biology, weed identification, and how herbicides work.

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Application Equipment and Calibration | Washington Approval #2019-136 B

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit 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 in Washington 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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Cultural Practices for Turf Management | Washington Approval #2019-136 D

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit Turf responds best to consistent cultural practices including mowing, irrigating, and fertilizing. But as turf managers in Washington 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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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | Washington Approval #2019-136 A

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit or 1 Weed Control credit 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 in Washington an overview of these common pests and strategies for their management. 

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IPM for Termite Prevention | Washington Approval #2019-136 E

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit 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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Pollinator Stewardship | Washington Approval #2019-135

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit 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 Washington.

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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | Washington Approval #2019-135 W

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit This course covers a range of mosquito-borne diseases with an emphasis on the Zika virus. Zika's extent, side effects, testing and diagnostics are detailed along with protection and reduction techniques of mosquitoes to minimize the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases in Washington.

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Ornamental/Turf Basics: Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling | Washington Approval #2019-135 Y

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit 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, infestations, fungicide mechanism, collection techniques, and collection dos and don'ts are all discussed.

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Seed Treatment Product Safety | Washington Approval #2019-135 Z

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit 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 Washington 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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Federal Pesticide Laws | Washington Approval #2019-135 E

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in Washington. 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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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Washington Approval #2019-135 I

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit 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 Washington understand the protections and limitations of PPE.

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Pest Management | Washington Approval #2019-135

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit 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 Washington.

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Pesticide Application Procedures | Washington Approval #2019-135 K

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit Pesticides may be applied in Washington 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 | Washington Approval #2019-135 L

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

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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Washington Approval #2019-135 M

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit 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 Washington 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 | Washington Approval #2019-135 N

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

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Pesticides in the Environment | Washington Approval #2019-135 O

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in Washington. 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 | Washington Approval #2019-135

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit Before beginning a pesticide application in Washington, 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 | Washington Approval #2019-135 T

1 hour course | Approved for 1 Recertification credit This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in Washington, 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

2019 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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2019 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 Washington 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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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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$89.00
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