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Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Renewal Deadline:

Private Applicators - every 3 years by December 31st.

Commercial & Certified Public Applicators - every 3 years by December 31st.

Registered Technicians - annually by December 31st.

CE Requirements:

Private applicators - 10 credits (5 hours)

Commercial & Certified Public Applicators - 20 credits (10 hours)

Registered Technicians - 4 credits (2 hours)

State-approved Online Pesticide Courses
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West Virginia All Categories - General Recertification Bundle

Online HD Video | 20 credits
This general recertification course bundle contains 20 credits that have been approved for all categories as approved by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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West Virginia Category 1 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control Recertification Bundle

Online HD Video | 20 credits
This course bundle is geared toward the Agricultural Plant Pest Control Commercial Applicator (Category 01). The course bundle contains 20 credits of education that have been approved for category 01 as approved by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $149.00
Agriculture Agriculture
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West Virginia Category 13D - Mosquito Control Recertification Bundle

Online HD Video | 20 credits
This course bundle is geared toward the Mosquito Control Commercial Applicator (Category 13D). The course bundle contains 20 credits of education that have been approved for category 13D as approved by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $149.00
Mosquito Mosquito
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West Virginia Category 4A - Ornamental & Turf Outdoors Recertification Bundle

Online HD Video20 credits
This course bundle is geared toward the Ornamental & Turf Outdoor Commercial Applicator (Category 4A). This course bundle contains 20 credits of education that have been approved for category 4A as approved by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $149.00
Ornamental Ornamental
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West Virginia Category 6 - Aquatic Pest Control Recertification Bundle

Online HD Video | 20 credits
This course bundle is geared toward the Agricultural Plant Pest Control Commercial Applicator (Category 01). The course bundle contains 20 credits of education that have been approved for category 01 as approved by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $149.00
Aquatic Aquatic
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West Virginia Category 7 - Right-of-Way Recertification Bundle

Online HD Video | 20 credits
This course bundle is geared toward the Right of Way/Industrial Weed Commercial Applicator (Category 07). The course bundle contains 20 credits of education that have been approved for category 07 as approved by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $149.00
Right Of Way Right Of Way
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West Virginia Category 8A - General Pest Control Recertification Bundle

Online HD Video | 20 credits
This course bundle is geared toward the General Pest Control Commercial Applicator. The course bundle contains 20 credits of education that have been approved for category 8A by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $149.00
Vertebrate Vertebrate
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West Virginia Category 8A - General Pest Control Recertification Bundle - Vertebrate

Online HD Video20 credits
This course bundle is designed for the General Pest Control Commercial Applicator. This course bundle contains 20 credits of category 8A (General Pest Control) credits as approved by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

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Add To Cart $149.00
Vertebrate Vertebrate
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West Virginia Category 8B - Structural Pest Control Recertification Bundle - Wood Destroying

Online HD Video20 credits
This course bundle is designed General Pest Control Commercial Applicator. The course bundle contains 20 credits of category 8B (Structural Pest Control) credits as approved by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

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Termite Termite
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West Virginia Category 9 - Public Health Pest Control Recertification Bundle

Online HD Video20 credits
This course bundle is designed Public Health Control Commercial Applicator. The course bundle contains 20 credits of category 9 (Public Health Pest Control) credits as approved by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

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Structural Structural
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Application Equipment and Calibration | West Virginia Approval #000Y8N

2 credits: 4A, 11
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 | West Virginia Approval #000Y8P

4 credits: 6, 11, 13D, 13E
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 | West Virginia Approval #000Y8Q

2 credits: 6, 11
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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Bat Damage Management | West Virginia Approval #000Y8V

2 credits: 8A, 11
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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Structural Structural
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Bed Bugs: Overview and Management | West Virginia Approval #000Y8W

4 credits: 8A, 8E, 9, 11
Structural applicators 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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Invertebrate Invertebrate
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Common Turfgrass Weeds | West Virginia Approval #000Y8X

2 credits: 4A, 7, 11
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 | West Virginia Approval #000Y8Y

6 credits: 6, 11, 13D, 13E
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 | West Virginia Approval #000Y8Z

2 credits: 4A, 7, 11
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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Environmental Fate and Transport of Pesticides | West Virginia Approval #000Y91

2 credits: 01, 03, 4A, 6, 7, 8A, 8B, 8E, 10, 11, 12, 13C, 13D, 13E, PA
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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Euthanasia & Carcass Disposal: Methods & Pitfalls | West Virginia Approval #000Y92

2 credits: 8A, 13A
This topic, while not often talked about, is something that everyone in wildlife control has to deal with. It is one of those unmentionables, but we need to talk about it in detail because it’s something you’re going to need to encounter if you’re going to be a full-fledged wildlife control operator. This course will cover methods for euthanizing animals, ways to dispose of the deceased animal, and pitfalls to avoid to maintain public relations and appearance.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Federal Pesticide Laws | West Virginia Approval #000HP9

2 credits: All categories
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare and preventing harm to the environment. 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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Law & Regulation Law & Regulation
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Field Crop Pest Management | West Virginia Approval #000WZ6

8 credits: 1, 11, 12, PA
Pesticides protect plants and animals from insects, weeds, and diseases; improve the efficiency of food, feed, and fiber productions; and provide for greater crop yields. This course outlines various invasive pests of field crops and how an applicator can effectively treat pest invasions while protecting themselves and the environment from the adverse effects of pesticides.

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Agriculture Agriculture
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Fruit Crop Pest Management | West Virginia Approval #000WZ7

8 credits: 1, 11, 12, PA
Pesticides protect plants and animals from insects, nematodes, weeds, and diseases; improve the efficiency of food productions, and provide for greater crop yields. This course outlines various invasive pests of fruit crops and how an applicator can effectively treat pest infestations while protecting themselves and maintaining productive fruit crop yields intended for human consumption.

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Fruit Crop Fruit Crop
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General Structural Pest Management | West Virginia Approval #000QVJ

6 credits: 8A, 8E
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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Structural Structural
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History of Integrated Pest Management | West Virginia Approval #000WV8

2 credits: 8A, 8E
What is integrated pest management? The reality is nobody can agree on what integrated pest management is. This course will cover what IPM is and what isn’t and how to be practical about IPM strategies.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Inspecting Structures for Wildlife | West Virginia Approval #000VKA

4 credits: 8A
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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Structural Structural
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Intro to Mosquito Control | West Virginia Approval #000Q2J

4 credits: 8A, 9, 13D
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 Termite Prevention | West Virginia Approval #000PKN

2 credits: 8B
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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Termite Termite
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IPM for Turf Management | West Virginia Approval #000P8W

2 credits: 4A
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 Beavers | West Virginia Approval #000X3Y

2 credits: 4A, 6, 11
Beavers are protected and beneficial to the ecosystem and habitats of other animals. Managing them requires careful consideration and knowledge of state laws and permits. This course will cover common behaviors and habitat construction. It will also cover many non-lethal methods of control and requirements and ways to effectively trap beavers.

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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | West Virginia Approval #000KYC

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.

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Ornamental Ornamental
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Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent | West Virginia Approval #000VA6

3 credits: 8A, 8E, 9
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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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Microbial Pest Management | West Virginia Approval #000WZ8

4 credits: 6, 9
Managing microbial pests in water systems is essential for human health and the wider environment. This course will cover pest identification and methods of control. It will also discuss common application methods and ways to protect yourself from hazards when using biocides.

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Microbial Microbial
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Mosquito Identification | West Virginia Approval #000Q2K

3 credits: 8A, 9, 13D
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 Mosquito
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Mosquito Management & Control | West Virginia Approval #000Q2M

4 credits: 8A, 9, 13D
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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Mosquito Mosquito
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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | West Virginia Approval #000HPD

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 understand the protections and limitations of PPE.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pest Management | West Virginia Approval #000HP8

2 credits: All categories
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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Application Procedures | West Virginia Approval #000HPJ

2 credits: All categories
Pesticides may be applied 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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Formulations | West Virginia Approval #000HPA

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 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 Hazards and First Aid | West Virginia Approval #000HPF

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 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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Pesticide Labeling | West Virginia Approval #000HPB

2 credits: All categories
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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Pesticides in the Environment | West Virginia Approval #000HPC

2 credits: All categories
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.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Planning the Pesticide Application | West Virginia Approval #000HPH

2 credits: All categories
Before beginning a pesticide application, 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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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Public Health Pest Control | West Virginia Approval #000X9Z

6 credits: 9
Public health pests affect humans through discomfort and disease and can be found in homes and other buildings and structures. This course will outline control techniques and requirements for the most common public health pests which includes mosquitoes, flies, fleas, lice, bed bugs, cockroaches, wasps, ticks, mites, spiders, and rodents.

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Public Health Public Health
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Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics | West Virginia Approval #000Q2N

4 credits: All categories
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 present.

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Law & Regulation Law & Regulation
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Respiratory Protection | West Virginia Approval #000QF1

2 credits: 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 7, 8A, 8B, 8D, 11, 12, 13C, 13D
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 Control | West Virginia Approval #000KX1

6 credits: 3, 7, 13C
This course will help applicators 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 Right Of Way
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Right-of-Way: Weed Control | West Virginia Approval #000KX2

3 credits: 3, 7, 13C
This course will review the methods and techniques to manage vegetation on right-of-ways and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species, sites, objects, or the environment.

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Right Of Way Right Of Way
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Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pest Management | West Virginia Approval #000QVN

4 credits: 8A, 8E, 9
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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Structural Structural
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Skunks: Smell the Success | West Virginia Approval #000VKB

3 credits: 8A
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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Vertebrate Vertebrate
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Structure Infesting Pest Management | West Virginia Approval #000QVK

6 credits: 8A, 8E
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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Structural Structural
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Structure Invading Pest Management | West Virginia Approval #000QVM

6 credits: 8A, 8E
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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Structural Structural
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Termite Inspection and Treatment | West Virginia Approval #000VYK

2 credit: 8B
Inspecting and treating termites can be a difficult process. Being familiar with common types of construction is extremely helpful. This course is a tour of the Mississippi State University Extension termite training facility. The facility consists of 12 different stations, each representing an area of a building or home where termites could enter the structure.

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Termite Termite
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Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct | West Virginia Approval #000HPG

2 credits: All categories
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products, and how to communicate these issues with customers.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests | West Virginia Approval #000Y90

2 credits: 4A, 11
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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Understanding Rodenticides & Their Labels | West Virginia Approval #000VDD

2 credits: 8A, 8E, 9
Rodenticides are becoming a widely discussed and concerning topic in the pest control field. There is a growing public concern at the risk of secondary and non-target poisonings when rodenticides are used. As a pest control operator is it your responsibility to understand how rodenticides work and how to read their labels. This course discusses the common types of rodenticides, their appropriate application, the risks involved with the use of each type of rodenticide, and takes a look at specific label language.

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Basics & Safety Basics & Safety
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Wood Destroying Pest Management | West Virginia Approval #000VKC

12 credits: 8B
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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Structural Structural
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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | West Virginia Approval #000KX3

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.

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Mosquito Mosquito
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