Delaware Pesticide FAQ

What are the continuing education requirements for Delaware pesticide applicators?

Commercial Applicators
1A Agricultural – 8 Hours
1B Agricultural Animal – 4 Hours
1C Fumigation of Soils/Ag Commodities – 4 Hours
02 Forest – 4 Hours
03 Ornamental & Turf – 8 Hours
04 Seed Treatment – 2 Hours
5A Aquatic – 4 Hours
5B Antifouling Paint – 0 Hours
06 Right-of-Way – 4 Hours

Industrial, Institutional, Structural & Health Related
7A General Pest Control – 18 Hours
7B Wood Destroying Pest Control – 18 Hours
7C Fumigation (Non-Agricultural) – 4 Hours
7D Wood Preservatives – 4 Hours
7E Institutional Maintenance – 18 Hours
7F Cooling Towers – 4 Hours
7G Miscellaneous – 4 Hours
08 Public Health – 4 Hours
09 Regulatory – 4 Hours
10 Demonstration and Research – 8 Hours

Are your Delaware pesticide applicator continuing education courses state-approved?

Yes! All of our courses are approved by the Delaware Department of Agriculture.

Who submits my Delaware pesticide applicator continuing education to Delaware?

Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your completed credits to the state for you.

How do I renew my Delaware pesticide applicator certification?

Notices for renewal are e-mailed and/or mailed out by no later than October 1 of each year. License renewals received after January 1 incur a late penalty fee of 20%.

My Delaware pesticide applicator certification expired, how do I get it reinstated?

You must have enough CE to renew or you will have to retake your examinations.

Is there a grace period for renewing a Delaware pesticide applicator certification?

License renewals received after January 1st incur a late penalty fee of 20%.





Delaware Pesticide Applicators Must Re-Certify Before December 31st

Pesticide Applicators in Delaware must recertify every three years. They are also required to complete category specific continuing education by December 31st. Certified Training Institute makes it easy and affordable with a vast array of Delaware approved online continuing education courses. Individual courses, as well as Agricultural and Ornamental course packages, are available 24/7 for applicators who wish to beat the December 31st deadline in time to enjoy the holidays.

Interesting topics such as Right of Way: Pest Control, Right of Way: Weed Control, Cage Trapping Techniques, Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces, and many others are available online anytime.

Expand your knowledge base and earn continuing education credits at the same time. Printable certificates are available at the end of your courses. They’ll even notify the state of your course completion!

Certified Training Institute also provides WPS training (with handler materials provided through PERC) to satisfy all of your needs. There are two plans available, 1-25 workers for just $159 or an Unlimited plan for only $399. As an added benefit, they offer this training in both Spanish and English!

Online Pesticide Professional Continuing Education

State-approved video continuing education courses are available 24/7.