Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education
Private applicators must renew by April 30th every 5 years. Commercial applicators must renew every 3 years by January 31st.
Private Applicators do not require CE but they must retake the exam each renewal cycle.
Commercial applicators must complete 24 hours of CE or retake the exam.
Wyoming Commercial Applicator Complete 24 Hour Bundle - General Safety
Online HD Video | Commercial Applicator Recertification
This course bundle is designed for the Wyoming commercial applicator with an emphasis in general pesticide safety. This bundle contains 24 hours of continuing education approved by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. Click on course details for a full list of courses.
Wyoming Commercial Applicator Complete 24 Hour Bundle - Ornamental and Turf
Online HD Video | Commercial Applicator Recertification
This course bundle is designed for the Wyoming commercial applicator with an emphasis in ornamental and turf pest control. This bundle contains 24 hours of continuing education approved by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. Click on course details for a full list of courses.
Wyoming Commercial Applicator Complete 24 Hour Bundle - Structural Pest Control
Online HD Video | Commercial Applicator Recertification
This course bundle is designed for the Wyoming commercial applicator with an emphasis in structural pest control. This bundle contains 24 hours of continuing education approved by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. Click on course details for a full list of courses.
Annual Bluegrass Resistance Management | Wyoming Approval #2336
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.
Application Equipment and Calibration | Wyoming Approval #2337
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.
Aquatic Weed Control | Wyoming Approval #2338
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.
Bat Damage Management | Wyoming Approval #2339
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.
Cage Trapping Techniques | Wyoming Approval #2340
This course focuses on the use of cage and box traps in the management of vertebrate pests in both urban and suburban environments. Best practices surrounding appropriate traps for target animals, effective baits, and safe and humane use of traps will be outlined.
Calibration Clinic - Pesticide Sprayers and Spreaders | Wyoming Approval #2341
Proper application of pesticides and fertilizers on turfgrass is only possible with accurately calibrated equipment. These lessons discuss the calibration of three types of application equipment: handheld or back-pack pump-up sprayers, large acreage sprayers, and fertilizer or “dry-granular” spreaders as well as several different calibration techniques.
Common Ornamental Plant Pests | Wyoming Approval #2342
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.
Common Pests of Residential, Industrial & Institutional Structures | Wyoming Approval #2672
This course teaches pest managers in Wyoming how to identify and control common exterior and interior pests that can infest stored food, infect people, or cause property damage.
Common Turfgrass Weeds | Wyoming Approval #2343
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.
Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Wyoming Approval #2345
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.
Environmental Fate and Transport of Pesticides | Wyoming Approval #2346
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.
Federal Pesticide Laws | Wyoming Approval #2347
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.
Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling | Wyoming Approval #2348
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.
General Structural Pest Management | Wyoming Approval #2349
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.
Home Lawn and Landscape Management | Wyoming Approval #2350
The lawn and landscape are essential elements in any residential situation. When not installed or managed properly the investment of time and money can be perceived as a waste as the lawn and landscape do not fulfill their purpose. This course will focus on the essentials of designing a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing and makes weed control easier as well as key factors for installing and establishing a functional home lawn.
Inspecting Structures for Wildlife | Wyoming Approval #2351
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.
Intro to Mosquito Control | Wyoming Approval #2352
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.
IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management | Wyoming Approval #2353
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.
IPM for Turf Management | Wyoming Approval #2354
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.
IPM Practices for Landscape Pest Management | Wyoming Approval #2673
This Effective Pesticide Applications in Landscape and Turf Settings course discusses benefits and considerations for developing an integrated pest management (IPM) program for pesticide applicators in Wyoming. Topics include a variety of pest-management methods, such as augmentation, mechanical and cultural control, sanitation, and pesticide use.
Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent | Wyoming Approval #2355
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.
Mole Management | Wyoming Approval #2356
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.
Ornamental Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration | Wyoming Approval #2357
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.
Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Wyoming Approval #2358
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.
Pest Management | Wyoming Approval #2359
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.
Pesticide Application Procedures | Wyoming Approval #2360
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.
Pesticide Emergency Management and Environmental Protection | Wyoming Approval #2675
From notifying the public with warning signs to managing the cleanup of spills, this course prepares Wyoming pest managers to handle hazardous pesticides safely. Learn best practices for public and environmental safety with this course on pesticide use.
Pesticide Formulations | Wyoming Approval#2361
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.
Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Wyoming Approval #2362
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.
Pesticide Labeling | Wyoming Approval #2363
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.
Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets | Wyoming Approval #2365
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.
Pesticides in the Environment | Wyoming Approval #2366
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.
Planning the Pesticide Application | Wyoming Approval #2367
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.
Pollinator Stewardship | Wyoming Approval #2368
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.
Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics | Wyoming Approval #2369
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.
Respiratory Protection | Wyoming Approval #2370
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.
Review of Pesticide Use Hazards | Wyoming Approval #2676
Designed for Wyoming pest managers, this course explores the classifications and hazards of pesticides. You will learn the classifications and designations of pesticides. The course also covers the hazards pesticides pose to humans, wildlife and the environment, helping pest managers minimize dangerous exposure.
Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pest Management | Wyoming Approval #2371
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.
Seed Treatment Product Safety | Wyoming Approval #2372
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 are obviously concerned about the more modern applications of these processes. This course outlines the benefits and risks associated with treated seed products.
Skunks: $mell the $uccess | Wyoming Approval #2373
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.
Structure Infesting Pest Management | Wyoming Approval #2374
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.
Structure Invading Pest Management | Wyoming Approval #2375
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.
Transportation, Storage, Security, and Professional Conduct | Wyoming Approval #2376
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.
Understanding Rodenticides & Their Labels | Wyoming Approval #2377
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.
Voles: Biology, Damage, and Control | Wyoming Approval #2378
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.
Wood Destroying Pest Management | Wyoming Approval #2379
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.