Washington Complete Re-certification 40 Hour Package

$459.00

PACKAGE CONTENTS:

40 Hour | Online HD Video | Approved for 40 Credits

  • 4 Hour Right of Way:  Weed Control
  • 4 Hour Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID
  • 3 Hour Turfgrass:  Keys to Disease Identification and Management
  • 3 Hour Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces
  • 3 Hour Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape
  • 3 Hour Cage Trapping Techniques
  • 2 Hour Aquatic Weed Control
  • 2 Hour Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests
  • 2 Hour Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health
  • 2 Hour Integrated Pest and Resistance Management
  • 1 Hour Pollinator Stewardship
  • 1 Hour Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Application Procedures
  • 1 Hour Pesticides in the Environment
  • 1 Hour Federal Pesticide Laws
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Formulations
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Hazards and First Aid
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Labeling
  • 1 Hour Pest Management
  • 1 Hour Planning the Pesticide Application
  • 1 Hour Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response
  • 1 Hour Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct

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PACKAGE CONTENTS:

40 Hour | Online HD Video | Approved for 40 Credits

  • 4 Hour Right of Way:  Weed Control
  • 4 Hour Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID
  • 3 Hour Turfgrass:  Keys to Disease Identification and Management
  • 3 Hour Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces
  • 3 Hour Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape
  • 3 Hour Cage Trapping Techniques
  • 2 Hour Aquatic Weed Control
  • 2 Hour Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests
  • 2 Hour Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health
  • 2 Hour Integrated Pest and Resistance Management
  • 1 Hour Pollinator Stewardship
  • 1 Hour Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Application Procedures
  • 1 Hour Pesticides in the Environment
  • 1 Hour Federal Pesticide Laws
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Formulations
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Hazards and First Aid
  • 1 Hour Pesticide Labeling
  • 1 Hour Pest Management
  • 1 Hour Planning the Pesticide Application
  • 1 Hour Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response
  • 1 Hour Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct

 


RIGHT OF WAY:

Weed Control


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling vegetation by roadways, utility lines,a nd pipelines.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of rights of way weed management.

Lesson 1 

  • Roadside
  • Utility lines
  • Pipelines
  • Railways

Lesson 2 

  • Plant Succession
  • Weed Biology/Ecology

Lesson 3 

  • Weed Control Techniques
  • Cultural
  • Prevention
  • Mechanical

Lesson 4 

  • Biological
  • Chemical
  • Early Herbicides
  • 2,4-D
  • Current Herbicides

Lesson 5 

  • Identification
  • Application Site
  • Timing
  • Rate

Lesson 6 

  • Soils, moisture, topography, temperature, vegetative cover
  • Chemical characteristics, soil residue, organic matter, microbes, fertility, pH

Lesson 7 

  • Drift
  • Resistance Definition
  • Selection
  • Herbicide resistant weeds

Lesson 8 

  • Calibrations
  • Sprayers
  • Conventional Booms

Lesson 9 

  • Boomless Sprayers
  • Calculations

Final Assessment 


VERTEBRATE STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL and ID


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Wildlife damage inspection is a complex area. The information that follows is designed to focus ONLY on the fundamentals. This is not a book about running your business. It is a technical guide to educate readers about the process and interpretation of signs left by vertebrate animals in human-impacted environments. More information could have been added but would have cluttered the text with minutia only useful in extremely marginal situations.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Become confident in the identification of various vertebrate species based on habitat, routes of entry, scat and track information.
  • Understand and evaluate the physical, biological and legal risks involved in the inspection process.
  • Outline the different types equipment and PPE used in the inspection industry.

Chapter 1 – Getting Started 

  • Know the Wildlife in the Area
  • Equipment
  • PPE

Chapter 2 – Risks Involved and Phone Inspections 

  • Evaluating Risk: Physical, Biological and Legal
  • Phone Inspections: Information from Clients
  • Structural vs. Non-Structural Damage

Chapter 3 – On-Site Inspections 

  • Habitat
  • Owners
  • Systematic Inspection: Indoors and Out
  • Noises
  • Odors

Chapter 4 – Difficult Jobs and Damage Done 

  • Tactics
  • Traps, Glueboards, Track Traps, Cameras
  • Damage According to Time of Year
  • Landscape and Garden Damage

Chapter 5 – Scat Identification and Eyeshine 

  • Warnings
  • Procedures
  • Features
  • Inclusions
  • Eyeshine

Chapter 6 – Vertebrate Species

Lesson 1 

  • Bats
  • Eastern Chipmunks
  • Gray and Fox Squirrels

Lesson 2 

  • House Mice
  • House Sparrows
  • Norway Rats

Lesson 3 

  • Opossums
  • Pigeon
  • Raccoons

Lesson 4 

  • Red Squirrels
  • Shrews
  • Starlings
  • Striped Skunks

Final Assessment


TURFGRASS
Keys to Identification and Management


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management. Disease and pest management of turfgrasses involves multiple steps; identification of the disease or pest, various fungicides and pesticides available, application best practices, and prevention strategies. This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turfgrasses, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the environment.

Preemergence Herbicides in Managed Turfgrass. Preemergence herbicides are a common and useful tool that, when used appropriately, prevent weeds from establishing. This module discusses the basics of preemergence herbicide use in managed turfgrass systems.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in managed turfgrass.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of turfgrass.

Chapter 1 -Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management

Lesson 1 

  • Applying Turf Fungicides
  • Granular
  • Liquid
  • Modes of Action
  • Environment Modifications
  • Large Patch

Lesson 2 

  • Plant Ecology
  • Anthracnose
  • Gray Leaf Spot
  • Dollar Spot

Lesson 3 

  • Weather Conditions
  • Melting Out
  • ERI
  • Bermudagrass Decline

Lesson 4 

  • Bermudagrass Decline Management
  • Spring Deadspot
  • Take All Root Rot/Patch

Lesson 5 

  • Pythium Blight
  • Fairy Ring
  • Slime Mold
  • Nematodes

Lesson 6 

  • State Thresholds
  • Taking Samples
  • Nematicides

Chapter 2 – Preemergence Herbicides in Managed Turfgrass

Lesson 1 – Management Techniques 

  • Preventive Strategies
  • Preemergence Herbicides

Final Assessment 


Disease Management 
in Enclosed Spaces


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Disease management in an enclosed space poses a unique set of issues that must be addressed when controlling pests and disease. Safety for personnel is a key issue as well, as exposure to pesticides is increased. This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management in this unique space, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the environment.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in an enclosed space.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of an enclosed space environment.

Lesson 1

  • Enclosed Space Production
  • Greenhouse Environment
  • Plant Systems
  • Pathogen Growth
  • Fungicides
  • Microbial Growth

Lesson 2 

  • Sanitation
  • Organic Matter
  • Disinfestants
  • Steam
  • Heat

Lesson 3 

  • Chemical Disinfestants
  • Demand Loads
  • Chemical Groups

Lesson 4 

  • Chlorine
  • Examples
  • Rate Calculations

Lesson 5 

  • Exclusion
  • Managing TSWV
  • Organic Matter Substrate
  • Contaminated Hoses
  • Plugs

Lesson 6 

  • Scouting
  • Examine Roots, Leaves, Flowers
  • Reducing Favorable Disease Conditions
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Cultural Modifications

Lesson 7 

  • Root Rot
  • Prevention
  • Action
  • Foliar Disease

Final Assessment 


MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
for Disease Issues in the Landscape


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Landscape maintenance is a cut-throat business. The keys to success lie in minimizing costs, and creating successful plantings through careful planning, disease prevention and maintenance of a healthy environment. This course teaches the basics of disease management of landscape plantings, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the diverse world of landscaping.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in landscape plantings.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of landscape plantings all within a reasonable budget.

Lesson 1 

  • Mapping
  • Key Pests
  • Annual Plantings
  • Long Term Planning

Lesson 2 

  • Disease/Pest Prevention
  • Transplanting

Lesson 3 

  • Pre- and Post-Treatments
  • Biological Fungicides

Lesson 4 

  • Symptoms
  • Fertilizers
  • Nutrients
  • Water

Lesson 5 

  • Cold
  • Root Symptoms
  • Mulch

Lesson 6 

  • Water Molds
  • Downy Mildew

Lesson 7 

  • Soil Borne Pathogens
  • Southern Blight
  • Interrupted Water Flow
  • Leaf Spot

Lesson 8 

  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Viral Diseases

Final Assessment 


CAGE TRAPPING TECHNIQUES


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Cage and box traps play an important role in the management of vertebrate pests in urban and suburban environments. These devices capture animals by imprisoning them in a wire cage or box with solid walls. Their simple construction and perceived humaneness lead many to mistakenly believe that these devices require little training to master. This course will review the differences amongst cage and box traps and how to use those differences to achieve control goals. Likewise, students will learn the three main trapping sets, effective baits, safe and humane use of the traps, and how to reduce non-target captures. After this class, you will never see cage/box trapping in the same way again.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the parts of cage and box traps.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different features in cage/box traps and how retail traps differ from commercial traps.
  • Know foundational ways to use cage/box traps to improve capture efficacy and improve humaneness.
  • Understand the importance of disease safety for both the wildlife control operator and the client.

Lesson 1

  • Definitions: live trap, cage trap and box trap
  • Key parts of the cage trap
  • Varieties of cage traps
  • Retail versus professional traps 
  • How and why cage traps should be modified

Lesson 2

  • Concerns about the use of box traps
  • Legal issues involved with cage/box traps
  • Trapping principles: placement, location, safety  and timing

Lesson 3

  • Trap maintenance
  • Wildlife damage
  • Types of sets
  • Baited sets
  • Activity tests

Lesson 4

  • Baiting principles
  • Baiting for raccoons, skunks and squirrels
  • Trail bait or bait behind treadle
  • Audible lures

Lesson 5

  • Trap maintenance
  • Misfires
  • Euthanasia
  • Disease prevention

Lesson 6

  • Disease prevention and safety
  • Precautions

Lesson 7

  • Practical application

Final Assessment 


AQUATIC WEED CONTROL


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Managing aquatic weeds revolves around proper plant identification. Proper control relies on proper identification. This course teaches the basics of aquatic weed identification and the different approaches to aquatic plant management.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling aquatic weeds.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique identification and control approaches to aquatic plant life.

Lesson 1 

  • Plant Identification
  • Control Relies on Identification
  • Ask an Expert
  • Taking Photographs

Lesson 2 

  • Benefits of Aquatic Plants
  • Non-indigenous vs. Native
  • Effects of Humans

Lesson 3 

  • Off-Label Uses
  • Control Population
  • Biological Agents
  • Insects
  • Grass Carp
  • Pathogens
  • Systemic and Contact Herbicides
  • Submersed Herbicides
  • Herbicide Selection
  • Mechanical Control

Lesson 4 

  • Algae
  • Biological Control
  • Chemical Control
  • Mechanical Control
  • Physical Control

Final Assessment 


FIELD FUMIGATION 
FOR MANAGING VERTEBRATE PESTS


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fumigants are pesticides that convert to a toxic gas when introduced to the atmosphere. Fumigants are used to control pests in two main areas: structures, such as homes and grain bins and burrows, such as those created by prairie dogs, skunks or woodchucks. This presentation will focus on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals in the field.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the various types of fumigation devices and products used to control vertebrate pests in the field
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of fumigation as a control method
  • Know the best practices for effective use of fumigants
  • Abide by the label restrictions to protect non-targets and applicators from harm

Lesson 1

  • Definition of a fumigant
  • Advantages of fumigants
  • Disadvantages of fumigants
  • Regulatory categories of fumigants
  • Carbon monoxide fumigation
  • Safety concerns

Lesson 2

  • Ignitable gas cartridges
  • Endangered species (EPA’s Bulletins Live! Two)
  • Giant Destroyer Best Practices

Lesson 3

  • Rat Ice and Burrow Characteristics
  • Aluminum phosphide (AP) regulatory history

Lesson 4

  • Aluminum phosphide (AP) application
  • Target Concentrations
  • Burrow Conditions

Lesson 5

  • Fumigation Management Plan
  • Practice Application

Lesson 6

  • Aluminum phosphide (AP) Testing
  • Postings
  • Insights
  • AP Safety

Final Assessment 


BALANCING PEST MANAGEMENT
and Pollinator Health


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Balancing the need to manage agricultural pests with pollinator health is dependent on cooperation between beekeepers, farmers and pesticide applicators. This course outlines the importance of honey bees honey bee decline, and discusses some pollinator myths. Finally, the strategies required to coordinate the efforts of farmers, beekeepers and applicators is discussed.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues surrounding pollinator importance, decline and health.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the cooperation between farmers, beekeepers, and applicators.

Lesson 1 

  • Habitat Loss
  • Pesticides
  • Diseases
  • Parasites

Lesson 2 

  • U.S. Agricultural Needs
  • Best Practices to Protect Bees
  • Farmer-Beekeeper Partnering

Lesson 3 

  • Reducing Bee Poisoning
  • Science Policy Field Tour
  • Row Crops as Major Honey Sources
  • Value of Pollination

Lesson 4 

  • Pragmatic Beekeeper
  • Pragmatic Farmer
  • Aerial Applicators
  • Mechanical Control

Final Assessment 


Integrated Pest 
and Resistance Management


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Integrated Pest Management. Integrated pest management, or “IPM” for short, is an environmentally sound approach to controlling a pest population through common sense methods. Each control method will be addressed and defined in this presentation. IPM is a strategy focusing on the long-term prevention of pests or their damage through the use of multiple techniques.

Basics of Sampling for Plant Pathogens. Pathogens are often the root cause of plant failure. Implementing an effective strategy using chemicals to target an identified pathogen is an essential element of agricultural stewardship. This course teaches the basics of sampling, and the different tools and techniques needed to accurately identify crop pathogens.

Insect Identification. Insects are a major part of our daily lives. Whether we realize it or not, there are millions of insects around us at all times. This presentation is a brief overview of basic identification of insects that we commonly come in contact with. At the end of this presentation, I hope that you have a better understanding of how to identify insects that you might encounter in work or in your day-to-day activities.

Pesticide Calibration. Calibration ensures that your equipment delivers the correct amount of pesticide uniformly across your field or target area and if done incorrectly or not at all has major consequences. It can mean the difference between control or failure of a pesticide. This course ensures you will be able to accurately calibrate using many types of application methods: broadcast application, banded application, multiple nozzles per row, and in-furrow applications.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Monitor and control pests through cultural, biological, mechanical, chemical, genetic, and host plant resistance methods.
  • Describe resistance, how it develops, and integrative ways it can be managed.
  • Identify the characteristic differences between arthropods and insects, and the stages of metamorphosis.
  • Describe the different of calibration types and why it is so important to calibrate before pesticide application occurs.
  • Become familiar with specific details and mathematical instructions on how to perform broadcast applications, banded applications, multiple nozzles per row, and in-furrow applications.

Chapter 1 – Integrated Pest Management 

  • Cultural Control
  • Mechanical Control
  • Chemical Control
  • Genetic Control
  • Host Plant Resistance
  • Resistance Management
  • Structured Refuge

Chapter 2 – Basics of Sampling for Plant Pathogens 

  • Why bother to sample for plant pathogens?
  • Keys to Sampling
  • Sample Collection Tools

Sampling Scenarios

  • Turf
  • Leaves
  • Fruit
  • Wilt
  • Woody Plants

Chapter 3 – Insect Identification 

  • Odonata (Dragonfly and Damselfly)
  • Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
  • Isoptera (Termites)
  • Hemiptera (True Bugs, Hoppers, Aphids)
  • Coleoptera (Beetles)
  • Hymenoptera (Wasps, Bees, Ants)
  • Lepidoptera (Butterflies)
  • Diptera (Flies, Mosquitoes, Midges)

Chapter 4 – Pesticide Calibration 

  • When to Calibrate?
  • Calibration Terminology
  • Broadcast Sprayer Application
  • Banded Application
  • Multiple Nozzles per Row Application
  • In-Furrow Application

Final Assessment 


Pollinator Stewardship


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Honey Bee Stewardship. The primary concern plaguing the bee keeping industry is the decline of honey bees around the world. Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is the leading cause behind this steady decline in honey bee numbers. There are a number of different factors affecting this decline. This course provides an outline of the best practices concerning honey bee stewardship.

Minimizing Pesticide Risk for Pollinators. Whether applying pesticides in the home garden or in a commercial setting, many of the chemical pesticides used to control insects, fungal disease, and even weeds can hurt non-target pollinating insects, such as bees and butterflies. This section will ensure your ability to effectively and efficiently apply pesticides without harming beneficial insects.

Participants in this course will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the factors that contribute to colony collapse disorder.
  • Recognize the importance of beekeeper/grower communication.
  • The importance of pollinators in agriculture and why protecting native pollinators is of great concern.
  • The federal and state enforcement and compliance procedure as related to pollinator safety and alternatives to hard chemicals.

Chapter 1 – Pollinator Stewardship 

The Problem: Colony Collapse Disorder

  • Varroa Mite
  • Viruses
  • Pesticide and Drift
  • Agrochemical Residues
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Honey Bee Protection
  • Benefits of Honey Bees

Mississippi Pollinator Stewardship Program

  • Stakeholders
  • The Best Protection
  • Farmer-Beekeeper Partners
  • “Bee Aware” Flag

Chapter 2 – Minimizing Pesticide Risk for Pollinators 

  • Federal and State Enforcement and Compliance
  • Alternatives to Hard Chemicals
  • Organic Approved Pesticides
  • Considerations When Applying Pesticides Near Beehives
  • Pesticide Toxicity Groups
  • Granular Bait Insecticide
  • Bait Stations, Phermone Lures, and Sticky Traps
  • Contact vs. Systemic Insecticides
  • Roadside Habitat Management

Final Assessment 


Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This course brings to light an up-and-coming issue within the United States and an issue that has been on-going across the world. Many mosquito-borne diseases are specified within the course, 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.

After completing this course participants will thoroughly understand:

  • Implement methods to reduce mosquito populations.
  • The zika virus, how it is contracted, what effect it has on the human body, testing and diagnostics, and what the congress is doing to aid in its prevention.
  • What can be done to prevent and control mosquitoes personally and from the source.

Lesson 1 – Biology of Mosquitoes 

  • Lifecycle
  • Treatment Options

Lesson 2 – Mosquito-Borne Diseases 

  • What is Zika?
  • Zika Symptoms
  • Zika Extent
  • Guillain-Barré
  • How Zika is Transmitted
  • Zika and Pregnancy
  • Zika Testing and Diagnostics
  • Mosquito Vectors of Zika

What Can Be Done About Mosquitoes? Personal Protection

  • Source Reduction
  • Larviciding
  • Adulticiding

Final Assessment 


PESTICIDE APPLICATION PROCEDURES


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the factors (e.g., nozzles, volumes, pressures, and speeds) that affect calibration.
  • Demonstrate how to determine the amount of pesticide concentrate and diluent to use.
  • Explain how to choose appropriate drift reduction practices.

Pesticide Application Procedures

Lesson 1

Application Methods
Safety Systems
Application Equipment
Equipment Calibration

Lesson 2 

Calibration
Calculating Area
Calculating the Application Rate
Techniques to Minimize Drift

Final Assessment

 


PESTICIDES IN THE ENVIRONMENT


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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. Now, more and more pesticide labels list environmental effects (such as contamination of groundwater or toxicity to birds or aquatic organisms) as reasons for restriction. Anyone who uses a pesticide—indoors or outdoors, in a city or on a farm—must consider how that pesticide affects the environment.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how pesticide applications can affect the environment.
  • Explain how to prevent pesticide drift, runoff, and movement to nontarget areas.
  • Discuss how to prevent pesticide residue accumulation associated with mixing, loading, and equipment washing.

Pesticides in the Environment

Lesson 1

The Environment
Pesticide Characteristics
How Pesticides Move in the Environment
Preventing Pesticide Drift

Lesson 2 

Sources of Water Contamination
Preventing Surface Water and Groundwater Contamination
Preventing Harmful Effects on Sensitive Areas and
Nontarget Organisms
Protecting Endangered Species

Final Assessment

 


FEDERAL PESTICIDE LAWS


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to describe and integrate important regulatory requirements related to labeling, hazard management, environmental issues, and application procedures.
  • Distinguish between restricted-use and general-use pesticide classifications.
  • Explain the importance of maintaining accurate records of pesticide application and employee training.

Federal Pesticide Laws

Lesson 1 

The Need for Regulation
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
Pesticide Registration
Tolerances
Pesticide Reregistration

Lesson 2 

Violations and Federal Penalties
Federal Pesticide Regulations under FIFRA
Other Federal Laws
Federal Recordkeeping Requirements

Final Assessment 

 


PESTICIDE FORMULATIONS


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Explain why pesticides are formulated for end use.
  • List the factors to consider when choosing a formulation for a specific site or situation.
  • Discuss the properties of common formulations.

Pesticide Formulations

Lesson 1 

Formulations: An Overview
Liquid Formulations

Lesson 2

Dry or Solid Formulations
Other Formulations
Pesticide Mixtures
Adjuvants

Final Assessment

 


PESTICIDE HAZARDS AND FIRST AID


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common exposure routes for various pesticides and application methods.
  • Discuss the appropriate first aid response to oral, ocular, dermal, and inhalation exposures to pesticides.
  • Explain the hazard level classification system for pesticides, including the corresponding signal words.

Pesticide Hazards and First Aid

Lesson 1 

Toxicity, Exposure, and Hazard
Potential Harmful Effects of Pesticides
Exposure—How Pesticides Enter the Body
Product Toxicity and Health Concerns

Lesson 2 

Factors Affecting Response
Signal Words
Exposure Symptom Recognition
Antidotes
First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning

Final Assessment 

 


PESTICIDE LABELING


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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. Labeling includes the label itself plus all other
information about the product referenced on the label and given when you buy the product. Pesticide labeling includes instructions on how to use the product safely and correctly.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Interpret the meaning of label signal words, symbols, and their relative hazard levels.
  • Accurately identify the common, chemical, and brand or trade name of a pesticide.
  • Describe how to interpret other documents and online resources referenced on the label.

Pesticide Labeling

Lesson 1 

EPA Approval of Pesticide Labeling
The Label
Types of Pesticide Registration
When to Read the Pesticide Label

Lesson 2 

Parts of the Label
Other Label Resources
Safety Data Sheets

Final Assessment 

 


PEST MANAGEMENT


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Civilization has been combating insects and other pests throughout history. A pest is an undesirable organism that injures
humans, desirable plants and animals, manufactured products, or natural substances. Many insects, pathogens (disease-causing organisms, such as viruses, bacteria, or fungi), plants (known as weeds), mollusks (slugs and snails), fish, birds, and a variety of mammals (from mice to deer) compete for our crops and livestock. As the battle between humans
and pests continues over time, so will innovative methods of control.

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.
  • Give several reasons why pesticide applications may fail.

Pest Management

Lesson 1

Pest Control Over the Years
Pest Categories
Pest Identification
Controls

Lesson 2

How Pesticides Work
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Effectiveness of Pest Management Programs

Final Assessment 

 


PLANNING THE PESTICIDE APPLICATION


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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.
• Clean up after an application.

Careful planning and consideration of all details is the hallmark of professionalism.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to select appropriate pesticides and additives (if needed).
  • Follow the label for safe mixing and loading.
  • State some basic procedures that ensure the correct application of pesticides.

Planning the Pesticide Application

Lesson 1

Selecting the Pesticide
Reviewing the Pesticide Label
Determining Pesticide Compatibility

Lesson 2 

Following Safe Mixing and Loading Practices
Cleaning and Disposing of Pesticide Containers
Applying Pesticides Correctly/PPE
Cleaning up after Mixing, Loading, and Application

Final Assessment 


PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT and EMERGENCY RESPONSE


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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.

Although pesticide accidents and emergencies are rare, they do occur. Pesticides spilled on the ground or burning in a fire can contaminate water, soil, and air; damage plants; injure livestock, wildlife, or pets; and endanger the health of the applicator and emergency responders. Pesticide spills and fires may lead to financial loss due to cleanup, liability claims, and fines assessed by government agencies. Do all that you can to prevent accidents, but be prepared in case of emergency.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Identify where on the label to find the minimum clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) required to handle a given pesticide product.
  • State the criteria to properly select skin, eye, and respiratory protection required by the pesticide label based upon your expected use and exposure.
  • Discuss how pesticide releases from spills and fires can endanger humans and the environment.
  • Explain how to execute an emergency response plan.

Personal Protective Equipment

Lesson 1

Personal Protective Equipment
Good Work Practices
Protect Yourself from Pesticides
Protect Your Body
Protect Your Eyes

Lesson 2 

Protect Your Respiratory System
Maintaining Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment

Emergency Response

Lesson 1 

Emergency Response Planning
Fires
Pesticide Spills

Final Assessment

 


TRANSPORTATION, STORAGE, SECURITY
and PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored. Serious accidents involving pesticides are more likely to occur while they are in transit. Securing pesticides in a vehicle or in storage is a critical step to prevent vandalism or theft of product. You can reduce pesticide transport and storage problems by being aware of conditions that lead to increased security risks.

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.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • State what precautions to take before transporting pesticides.
  • Summarize what the label says about legally disposing of unwanted pesticides.
  • List the steps to take to restrict access to pesticides.
  • Explain the basics of professionalism for pesticide applicators.

Transportation, Storage, and Security

Lesson 1 

Transportation
Storage of Pesticides in Buildings
Pesticide Site Security

Lesson 2 

Best Practices
Disposal and Recycling

Professional Conduct 

Lesson 1 

Pesticide Security and Supervision
Public and Customer Communications

Final Assessment 


Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to [email protected]. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

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