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Online West Virginia Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course

Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam Prep Program

12 Hour Exam Prep | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for preparing to take the Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency. Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator. This certification course benefits both you and the general public. 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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Online West Virginia Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

 

Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | West Virginia Approval #000KYF

3 Hours | Approved for 6 Credits:  8A
This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection including indentification 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 West Virginia as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.
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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | West Virginia Approval #000KYC

3 Hours | Approved for 6 Credits:  4A, 4B, 11, PA 
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 West Virginia.
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Right of Way: Weed Control | West Virginia Approval #000KX2

3 Hours | Approved for 6 Credits:  3, 7, & 13C 
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 West Virginia.
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Right of Way: Pest Control | West Virginia Approval #000KX1

3 Hours | Approved for 6 Credits:  3, 7, & 3C 
This course will help applicators in West Virginia 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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Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management | West Virginia Approval #000KYD

2.5 Hours | Approved for 5 Credits:  34 
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 West Virginia.
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | West Virginia Approval #000KYA

2 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  4A, 4B, 11, PA 
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 West Virginia.  
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Pest Identification: Rice and Cotton | West Virginia Approval #000KWZ

2 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  1, 11, 12, & PA 
This course discusses proper insect and plant pathogen sampling techniques as well as pest identification for Rice and Cotton.  Each pest and pathogen are identified according to various stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.
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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | West Virginia Approval #000KWY

1.5 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  1, 11, 12, & PA
This course discusses pest identification and management strategies for corn, soybean and grain sorghum.  Each species is identified according to various stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.
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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | West Virginia Approval #000KWW

1.5 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  1, 3, 4A, 7, 8A, 11, 12, 13C, 13D, 13E 
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in West Virginia including Integrated Pest managaement (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identificaiton, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  
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Aquatic Weed Control | West Virginia Approval #000KWV

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  2 - Aquatic Pest Control 
Managing aquatic weeds in West Virginia revolves around proper plant identificaiton.  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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Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | West Virginia Approval #000KWX

1 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  1, 3, 4A, 4B, 8A, 8B, 11, 12, 13D, 13E
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in West Virginia including Integrated Pest managaement (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identificaiton, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  
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Pollinator Stewardship | West Virginia Approval #000KX0

1 Hour | Approved for 2 Credits:  1, 4A, 7, 8A, 11, 12, 13D, & 13E
This course provides an outline of the primary concerns of the bee-keeping industry including colony collapse disorder (CCD), factors effecting honey bee decline, invasive insects, fungal disease, best practices for pollinator stewardship, and minimizing pesticide risks for pollinators in West Virginia.
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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | West Virginia Approval #000KX3

1 Hour | Approved for 2 Credits:  9 & 13D 
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 West Virginia.
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How Fungicides Work | West Virginia Approval #000KYB

.5 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  1, 4A, 4B, 11, PA
This course provides a basic understanding of fungicides and how they work.  Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infestions, and fungicide mechanism are all discussed using easy to follow diagrams explained by the on-screen instructor.
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Federal Pesticide Laws | West Virginia Approval #000HP9

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  All Categories
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in West Virginia. 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 | West Virginia Approval #000HPD

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  All Categories
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 West Virginia understand the protections and limitations of PPE.
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Pest Management | West Virginia Approval #000HP8

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  All Categories
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 West Virginia.
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Pesticide Application Procedures | West Virginia Approval #000HPJ

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  All Categories
Pesticides may be applied in West Virginia 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 | West Virginia Approval #000HPA

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  All Categories 
Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations in West Virginia, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | West Virginia Approval #000HPF

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  All Categories 
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 West Virginia 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 | West Virginia Approval #000HPB

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  All Categories
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users.  By law, pesticide users in West Virginia are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
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Pesticides In The Environment | West Virginia Approval #000HPC

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  All Categories
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in West Virginia. 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 | West Virginia Approval #000HPH

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  All Categories
Before beginning a pesticide application in West Virginia, 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 | West Virginia Approval #000HPG

1 Hour course | Approved for 2 Credits:  All Categories
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in West Virginia, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers.
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State Requirements

RENEWALS

How do I renew my license? Licenses can be renewed through West Virginia Department of Agriculture website. Be prepared to pay the appropriate fees at the time of renewal. Do I need continuing education credits to maintain my West Virginia pesticide applicators license? Yes!
LICENSE

HOURS

CREDITS

CYCLE

STATE FEES

Private Applicators

5

10

3 years from date of issuance

$10

Commercial & Certified Public Applicators

10

20

5 years from date of issuance

$20

Registered Technicians

2

4

Annual on date of issuance

$20

NOTE: If you think you may have accumulated some continuing education you can check by logging in here and clicking 'EXAMS'.  Who submits my continuing education to the state? Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your continuing education courses to the state for you at the end of each month.  

INITIAL LICENSING 

How do I get my West Virginia pesticide applicator's license? Private Applicators –
  1. You must be at least 18 years’ of age.
  2. Complete exam application & show appropriate education or experience
  3. Pass $20 core & category exams with a score of 70% or higher. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course!
  4. Demonstrate practical and scientific knowledge of pesticide application by meeting one of the following requirements:
    • One year experience as a full-time registered employee engaged in the same category as licensing.
    • An academic certificate or degree acceptable to the commissioner
    • A combination of experience and education acceptable to the commissioner
  5. Pay the $20 license fee
Commercial Applicators –
  1. You must be at least 18 years’ of age.
  2. Complete exam application & show appropriate education or experience
  3. Pass $20 core & category exams with a score of 70% or higher. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course!
  4. Demonstrate practical and scientific knowledge of pesticide application by meeting one of the following requirements:
    • One year experience as a full-time registered employee engaged in the same category as licensing.
    • An academic certificate or degree acceptable to the commissioner
    • A combination of experience and education acceptable to the commissioner
  5. Pay the $20 license fee
Certified Public Applicators –
  1. You must be at least 18 years’ of age.
  2. Complete exam application & show appropriate education or experience
  3. Pass $20 core & category exams with a score of 70% or higher. Click here for information on our Exam Prep Course!
  4. Demonstrate practical and scientific knowledge of pesticide application by meeting one of the following requirements:
    • One year experience as a full-time registered employee engaged in the same category as licensing.
    • An academic certificate or degree acceptable to the commissioner
    • A combination of experience and education acceptable to the commissioner
  5. Pay the $20 license fee
Registered Technician –
  1. You must be at least 18 years’ of age.
  2. Have your business send your information to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture on the appropriate form.
  3. Complete 30-day training to become registered with the WVDA
  4. Pay the $20 annual fee.

 

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 West Virginia have?

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture recognizes the following classification of applicator licensing:

  • Private applicators – Individuals who use restricted use pesticides to produce agricultural commodities on their own property
  • Commercial applicators – Individuals who use or supervise the use of restricted or general use pesticides for a business.
  • Certified public applicators – Individuals who use or supervise the use of restricted or general use pesticides as a portion of their government agency work.
  • Registered Technician – Individuals who are employees of a pesticide application business who have not completed all the requirements for an applicator license. Registered Technicians may apply restricted use pesticides under the direct supervision of a certified applicator.
What are the categories and subcategories for West Virginia pesticide licensing?

The State of West Virginia currently has 23 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.

Category 1: Agricultural Plant
Category 2: Agricultural Animal
Category 3: Forest Pest Control
Category 4A: Ornamental and Turf Outdoors
Category 4B: Indoor Ornamental
Category 5: Seed Treatment
Category 6: Aquatic
Category 7: Right-of-Way/Industrial Weed Control
Category 8A: General Pest Control
Category 8B: Structural Pest Control
Category 8C: Fumigation
Category 8D: Wood Treatment
Category 8E: Urban IPM
Category 9: Public Health
Category 10: Regulatory
Category 11: Demonstration and Research
Category 12: Pesticide Storage and Distribution
Category 13A: Predator Control
Category 13B: Sewer Root Control
Category 13C: Hardwood Tree Release
Category 13D: Mosquito Control
Category 13E: Black Fly Control
Category 14: Aerial

Does the State of West Virginia offer reciprocity with other states?

No, West Virginia does not offer reciprocity.

What happens if my West Virginia pesticide applicator license has expired?

Applicators whose licenses have expired will need to retest.

  1. Complete an exam application
  2. Schedule an exam
  3. Pass the exam with a 70% or higher
  4. Pay the required fees
    • Private Applicators - $10 for exam & $20 for license
    • Commercial & Certified Applicators - $20 for exam & $20 for license
    • Registered Technicians - $20 for exam & $20 for license

Course Demo


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Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture Pesticide Regulatory Program. 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!

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