CTI Acquires New Jersey Business Registration Certificate

We are proud to announce the acquisition of a New Jersey Business Registration Certificate for pesticide training. Any public entities with employees that need training prior to the October 31st renewal deadline can now use Certified Training Institute’s online learning system.

Keep employees safe and socially distanced by using remote learning! All of our HD video training courses are available online from any device with an internet connection, turning any space into a classroom!

Using a Certified Training Institute Business Account gives you access to the following resources:

  • State-approved continuing education
  • Licensing assistance and exam prep
  • Safety Compliance

See how to simplify your company training with a
Certified Training Institute Business Account

Florida Continuing Education Deadline Update

Last week, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nicole Fried signed order 2020-022. Under this order, all continuing education late fees are waived through August 22, 2020 (instead of July 2nd).

This new order was championed by the Florida Pest Management Association in an effort to further assist Florida’s pest control professionals affected by COVID-19.

If you are still unsure about anything, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

When must I renew my license?

Florida applicators must renew their licenses every 4 years by the end of the original issue month.

Florida State Licensing Contact Information

Phone: (850) 617-7870
Fax: (850) 617-7895
Web: Florida Department of Agriculture

Who submits my Florida Pesticide Applicator continuing education to the state?

Applicators are responsible for submitting their continuing education credits to the Florida Department of Agriculture. Upon course completion, applicators will be provided with a certificate of completion as well as the required Record of Attendance form.

How do I upload my CEU records to the state?

  1. Download or scan "Record of Attendance"
  2. Visit the website: aesecomm.freshfromflorida.com
  3. Select applicable license type
  4. Click on "Upload Documents" (Not a renewal app)
  5. Type detail information and select "Document Type"
  6. Click on "Browse and Upload document" then "Save"

Are you still working on completing your continuing education?

Certified Training Institute offers online state-approved video courses that are available on any device with an internet connection. 

Arizona Structural Applicators: License Renewal FAQs

Structural pesticide applicators in Arizona are required to renew their certification either annually or bi-annually by May 31st.  Here we will answer some frequently asked questions about Arizona applicator licensing, to help you make sure you are ready for your upcoming renewal!

Do I need continuing education to maintain my Arizona pesticide applicator's license?

Yes!

  • Certified applicators must complete 6-hours of CE per year.
  • Qualifying applicators must complete 12-hours of CE per year.

When is my Arizona pesticide applicator continuing education due?

Licensees must renew every year or two years by May 31st.

Who submits my Arizona pesticide applicator continuing education to the state?

Certified Training Institute submits Arizona courses on a weekly basis. All courses completed before 5/31 will be submitted on 5/31. Courses completed after 5/31 will be submitted on the next business day.

Are your courses state-approved?

Yes! All of our courses are approved by the Arizona Department of Agriculture, Office of Pest Management.

What happens if I'm late renewing my Arizona pesticide applicator license?

You will be charged an additional renewal fee.
Applicators - $37.50
Certified Qualified Applicators - $50.00

Cage Trap vs. Live Traps

Sometimes vertebrates make themselves at home where we really wish they wouldn’t! Over the month of January, we’ll be looking at options for managing the vertebrate wildlife that makes itself at home where it’s not welcome.

Cage Traps vs. Live Traps: What’s the difference?

The first step to managing your new vertebrate guest is to choose the right equipment. When the average homeowner says “live trap” they’re usually referring to a cage trap. As professionals, we know that a cage trap is a live trap, but not all live traps are cage traps. We asked our expert Stephen Vantassel to fill us in on the different types of live traps, the various styles of cage traps, and what to look for when purchasing your equipment.

The following video is a snippet from our Cage Trapping Techniques Course. Find this and other video continuing education courses at www.certifiedtraininginstitute.com/pesticide

Why Cover the Trap?

Our wildlife expert Stephen Vantassel recommends covering at least half of that trap during setting. What? Why would I want to cover my trap? Won’t that make it harder for the animal to find it? Perhaps, but the benefits far outweigh the loss of a little bait scent in the air. In addition to providing cover for that animal to hide, you’ve also hidden that animal from the family dog, the nosey neighbor, and predators that may decide that animal you trapped looks like a tasty snack. Take a look at this short clip from our Cage Trapping Techniques course to see why Stephen always covers his traps.

Professional Cage Traps vs. Retail Cage Traps: Is it worth the difference in price?

Last week we looked at the difference between live traps and cage traps. This week we’ll be looking at how retail cage traps differ from professional cage traps. As you might suspect, there are multiple differences right down to the spacing between the wires of the cage. We’ve asked our wildlife trapping expert Stephen Vantassel with the Montana Department of Agriculture to describe the differences between retail cage traps and professional cage traps, and how to compensate when all you might have available is a retail cage trap.

The following video is a snippet from our Cage Trapping Techniques Course. Find this and other video continuing education courses at www.certifiedtraininginstitute.com/pesticide