New Class for Delaware Pesticide Applicators

Check out this snippet from our new Delaware approved course-Respiratory Protection:

“Workers who need personal protective equipment are often very good at wearing types such as gloves, hard hats, hearing protection, etc, but can neglect respiratory protection. This is because while other hazards such as dropping a cement block on your foot or slicing your hand open are immediately noticeable in their damage, the damage done to your lungs from inhaling hazardous chemicals on a repeated, consistent basis is not immediately obvious. This type of hazard is known as a chronic safety hazard, which occurs over time, usually 20 to 30 years, before it becomes apparent. OSHA has its own standard dedicated to respiratory protection because this is such a large hazard to the health of workers.

There are three parts to the respiratory standard:

  • being trained on the respirator you are wearing on the job site
  • being approved to wear a respirator
  • must be fit tested

While the intention is good when employers hand out respirators to employees for job safety, it doesn't do much good if the employees are not trained on their proper use and care. Knowing how to wear the respirator correctly and keeping it in working order is critical.

Not everyone can wear a respirator. An MEQ, or medical questionnaire, must be filled out once a year and submitted to a doctor or a medical professional who can approve you to wear the respirator. This approval must be on file and filled out on work time. Since it contains your personal medical information, it must also be in a sealed file so your employer does not see what it contains. Most of the time workers can be approved to wear a respirator simply by filling out the MEQ, but sometimes the doctor will want to see them in person. If this is necessary, the worker will take a pulmonary test, which measures how well their lungs can handle the strain of wearing a respirator.

Fit testing is extremely important and must be performed once a year for each specific mask that you wear. Fit testing is different from a fit check, which is done every time you put your respirator on. When you have your respirator fit tested, you are making sure it is properly fitted to your face so you don't have a false sense of security when around respiratory hazards. A mask that is too loose or too tight will cause gaps to interrupt the seal, allowing those hazards to bypass the mask and defeating the purpose of wearing a respirator. There are two types of fit tests performed: quantitative and qualitative. The quantitative fit test measures the challenge agent outside the mask, and how much of the challenge agent is inside the mask. The qualitative measures the quality of challenge agent outside the mask, and is more common than the quantitative. Banana oil, Bitrex, or stannic chloride are all examples of challenge agents used in a qualitative fit test.

Fit tests should also be performed if there are significant changes to the shape of your face through things like gastric bypass surgery, scarring, or the removal of teeth.”

The sample text above is part of our brand-new two-part course on respirator safety, which is presented in full HD Video and is available 24/7 from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. Applicators with category 1C, 03, 04, and 7C endorsements can earn 1 credit with this course toward their continuing education requirements.

Click here to visit our Delaware Pesticide Applicator page and get your CE credits today!

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Georgia Pesticide Applicators: Check Out Our New Course Bundle!

Ornamental and turf pesticide applicators are required to complete 10 credits of continuing education every five-year renewal cycle. In order to make things simple for you, Certified Training Institute has put together a new course bundle for ornamental & turf applicators:

The new Ornamental & Turf Bundle contains 10 credits of category 24 training. Topics include management strategies for IPM tactics for turf and ornamental management, management of pests common to ornamental and turf, and pesticide application equipment and calibration for both ornamental and turf.

BUNDLE CONTENTS:

  • IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management – 1 credit
  • Common Ornamental Plant Pests – 3 credits
  • Ornamental Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration – 1 credit
  • IPM for Turf Management – 1 credit
  • Common Turfgrass Weeds – 1 credit
  • Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests – 1 credit
  • Cultural Practices for Turf Management – 1 credit
  • Application Equipment and Calibration – 1 credit

The bundle is conveniently priced at $129, which saves you $34 over a la carte options for the same courses.

The best part? Being able to take the courses at your own pace, wherever you want! Whether at home or out on the town, our mobile friendly platform allows you to complete courses on your schedule: with 24/7 access and helpful customer service representatives waiting to provide you with any assistance needed, completing your continuing education has never been easier!

We also have bundles ready to go to satisfy requirements for any category:

Georgia Pesticide Safety Bundle (6 credits in all categories): $99

Georgia Agricultural Plant Bundle (10 credits in category 21): $129

Georgia Right of Way Bundle (6 credits in category 27): $99

Check them out today and get your CE done on your terms!

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Online Video Courses for Texas Pesticide Applicators

Online video continuing education courses are now available for pesticide applicators in Texas. The Texas Department of Agriculture has approved a new series of online video training courses for pesticide applicators who need to renew their license and/or certification. The courses are available 24/7 and can be taken from any internet connected device including computers, tablets, and even your smart phone.

No More Boring Text Slides!

These online video training courses feature an on-screen instructor, Gene Merkl, explaining each topic. By combining innovative video technology with an extremely easy-to-use online training system, we have created an online continuing education program unlike any other in the pesticide or agricultural industry.

What Course Are Offered in Online Video?

COURSE# COURSE NAME CREDITS APPROVED
0753581 PEST MANAGEMENT 1 GENERAL – PEST FEATURES
0753583 FEDERAL PESTICIDE LAWS 1 LAWS AND REGULATIONS
0753585 PESTICIDE LABELING 1 LAWS AND REGULATIONS
0753586 PESTICIDE FORMULATIONS 1 GENERAL – PESTICIDE FACTORS
0753587 PESTICIDE HAZARDS AND FIRST AID 1 GENERAL – SAFETY FACTORS
0753590 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT 1 GENERAL – SAFETY FACTORS
0753591 PESTICIDES IN THE ENVIRONMENT 1 DRIFT MINIMIZATION
0753593 PESTICIDE TRANSPORT STORAGE AND SECURITY/PROFESSIONAL 1 GENERAL – PESTICIDE FACTORS
0753594 PLANNING THE PESTICIDE APPLICATION 1 GENERAL – PESTICIDE FACTORS
0753596  PESTICIDE APPLICATION PROCEDURES 1 GENERAL – APPLICATION TECHNIQUES

How do I get Started?

You can choose your course and register online by clicking this link (Online Pesticide Training in Texas), or simply give us a call at 1-800-727-7104. Our experienced course advisers will help you choose the right course(s) for you, and walk you through the entire process. We will make sure that you are entirely comfortable with logging in and starting your training before the end of the phone call.

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Nebraska Pesticide Applicators, Complete your Re-certification Course Online!

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has approved the first and only online video
re-certification program for private pesticide applicators. This ground-breaking new program allows private applicators to complete the required continuing education for re-certification from the comfort of their own home. This program is available 24/7, is taught by an actual instructor (Gene Merkl) on screen, and can be completed at the applicators convenience.

Students who complete this online video course can fulfill all requirements for private applicator re-certification in Nebraska, and will be granted re-certification by the Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture. This is a major change from past years, when Nebraska did not allow online training courses for private applicator re-certification.

Why is this training better?

Certified Training Institute has partnered with Mississippi State University to deliver the highest quality online video training ever produced for the pesticide industry. Combining cutting edge video technology with an online learning system that is extremely easy to use. These courses are raising the standard for online education in the pesticide industry. Gene Merkl, the on-screen instructor, walks applicators through each and every topic, making sure they know exactly what is required of them both at the state and national level.

How does it work?

Completing your applicator re-certification program through Certified Training Institute is extremely easy. Simply call 1-800-727-7104 and our training advisory staff will assist you in registering and starting your course, or click this link (Nebraska Re-certification Program) and register yourself online. Once the registration and checkout are complete, you will be able to start your course immediately.

Do I have to do it all at once?

No, students can come and go as they please. The system will keep track of your progress so you can begin again, right where you left off.

Don’t have a computer?

No Problem! This training program can be completed from any internet connected device.
That means that you can take the course on your smart phone, tablet, PC, or even your TV if it connects to the internet.

Get Started Now!

Call 1-800-727-7104 and our experienced staff will guide you through registration and checkout, making sure that you are totally comfortable before your hang up the phone. If you want to experience the best online courses that have ever been offered to pesticide applicators in Nebraska, this is your opportunity.

 

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New Training Options for Oklahoma Pesticide Applicators!

Pest control professionals including Certified Applicators, Private Applicators, and Service Technicians now have a new option for completing continuing education using online video courses. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry has approved 10 new online video courses for continuing education credits.

These 10 courses covering pesticide core standards topics are produced by Certified Training Institute in partnership with Mississippi State University. On screen instructor Gene Merkl does an excellent job of explaining each topic and uses real life examples to help students apply the lessons to real life situations.

Online video pesticide courses approved by Oklahoma’s Department of Agriculture are:

Pesticide Application Procedures
Pesticides in the Environment
Federal Pesticide Laws
Pesticide Formulations
Pesticide Hazards and First Aid
Pesticide Labeling
Pest Management
Planning the Pesticide Application
Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response
Transportation, Storage, Security, and Professional Conduct

The goal of this program is to set a higher standard for online education in the pesticide and agricultural industries. These courses offer the same great education you would normally receive in a classroom, with an instructor on screen discussing the information and showing real world examples. Except, you can complete them from your couch at home using any device that connects to the internet. Yes, we said it, you can use your phone, tablet, or computer to complete these courses right from home and get the credits you need to renew you license.
They do not have to be completed in a single sitting, and you can come and go as you please.

To register and start your pest control continuing education courses simply click this link (Online Pesticide CE Courses) or call 1-800-727-7104 and one of our personal course advisors can walk you through getting set up.

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New Training Option for Michigan Pesticide Applicators!

Michigan pest control professionals, including private and commercial pesticide applicators, can now complete their required continuing education training using online video courses. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved 10 new online video continuing education courses produced by Certified Training Institute in partnership with Mississippi State University.

These courses are based on the National Pesticide Core Standards and are approved for core credits in Michigan as well as many other states. The on-screen instructor for these courses is Gene Merkl. Gene is a licensed landscape architect, former nursery owner, and is currently the Pesticide Education Coordinator for MSU (Mississippi State University) Extension service. Using real life examples, Gene walks students through each topic making sure to cover exactly what you need to know as working professionals.

Online video pesticide courses approved by Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development:

Pesticide Application Procedures
Pesticides in the Environment
Federal Pesticide Laws
Pesticide Formulations
Pesticide Hazards and First Aid
Pesticide Labeling
Pest Management
Planning the Pesticide Application
Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response
Transportation, Storage, Security, and Professional Conduct

These online video courses are meant to set a higher standard for online education in the pesticide industry. These are the same great courses that you would normally have to travel to a classroom to attend, but now they are much more convenient. With these new online video courses, applicators can complete their training on their schedule from the comfort of home. These courses can be taken using any internet connected device, including phones, tablets or computers, and your certificate is available immediately upon course completion.

These training courses are available 24/7 and can be taken at your convenience. The do not have to be completed in a single sitting, and you may come and go as you please.

To register and start you pest control continuing education courses simply click this link (Online Pesticide CE Courses) or call 1-800-727-7104 and one of our personal course advisors can walk you through getting set up.

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Florida Pesticide Applicators Now Have a New Training Option!

Florida pest control professionals including public, private, and commercial pesticide applicators can now complete their required core continuing education using approved online video training courses. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has approved 10 new online video pesticide courses from continuing education credit. These new video courses are available 24/7 and can be completed on any internet connected phone, tablet, or computer.

Mississippi State University partnered with Certified Training Institute to produce high quality video training courses with an actual instructor on screen walking students through each topic. These are the same great courses that you would normally have to travel to a classroom to attend, but now they are much more convenient for everyone! On-screen instructor Gene Merkl discusses each topic and uses real world examples to help you apply the materials to your daily work. These courses cover exactly what you need to know as a working professional.

Online video pesticide courses approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture for core credit:

Pesticide Application Procedures
Pesticides in the Environment
Federal Pesticide Laws
Pesticide Formulations
Pesticide Hazards and First Aid
Pesticide Labeling
Pest Management
Planning the Pesticide Application
Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response
Transportation, Storage, Security, and Professional Conduct

These courses are based on the National Pesticide Core Standards and are approved for core credits in Florida as well as many other states. Gene Merkl, the instructor, is a licensed landscape architect, former nursery owner, and currently the Pesticide Education Coordinator for Mississippi State University Extension Service.

These training courses are available 24/7 and can be taken at your convenience. The do not have to be completed in a single sitting, and you can come and go as you please.

To register and start you pest control continuing education courses simply click this link (Online Pesticide CE Courses) or call 1-800-727-7104 and one of our personal course advisors can walk you through getting set up.

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Georgia Pesticide Applicators Have New Training Options!

Online Video Courses for Georgia Applicators

Georgia pest control professionals including private and commercial applicators can now complete their required continuing education online. The Georgia Department of Agriculture Plant Industry Division has approved 10 new online video continuing education courses for license renewal.

These online video courses are available 24/7 and can be completed using any internet connected device including tablets, computers, and even your cell phone. No need to take time off work or travel long distances, this training is available from your couch at home. You can come and go as you please, and your certificate of completion is available immediately once you complete the course.

These courses are based on the National Pesticide Core Standards Manual, and approved as core credits for pesticide applicators in Georgia as well as many other states. 

To register and start your pest control continuing education courses simply click this link (Online Pesticide CE Courses) or call 1-800-727-7104 and one of our personal course advisors can walk you through getting set up.

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