The audience for this course is: Nevada Certified Pesticide Applicators or Nevada Licensed Government Applicators

By taking this course, students will learn: Integrated Pest Management

For more information or to enroll please contact: Melody Hefner, 775-336-0247, hefnerm@unce.unr.edu

This course was developed for pest management professionals, pest control advisors, pesticide applicators, and growers. It is designed to teach about the lifecycle and habits of citricola scale, Coccus pseudomagnoliarum and the Metaphycus parasites that lay their eggs in it. This course will also discuss damage to citrus, sampling methods, and biological and chemical control of citricola scale.

This course was developed by Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, a citrus IPM Specialist and Research Entomologist and  the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1.0 hour Other).

For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu

This course was developed for pest management professionals, pest control advisors, pesticide applicators, and growers. It is designed to teach about the lifecycle and habits of citrus red mite, Panonychus citri and the predatory mite, Euseius tularensis, that feeds on it. This course will also discuss a virus that can cause the citrus red mite to die as well as other citrus red mite management strategies.

This course was developed by Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, a citrus IPM Specialist and Research Entomologist and  the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1.0 hour Other).

For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu


This course was developed for pest management professionals, pest control advisors, pesticide applicators, and growers. It is designed to teach about the lifecycle and habits of the cottony cushion scale and the predatory vedalia beetle. The coursework will improve your pest and natural enemy recognition, teach sampling methods and thresholds for treatment, and provide a management strategy.

This course was developed by Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, a citrus IPM Specialist and Research Entomologist and  the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1.0 hour Other).

For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu

This course was developed for pest management professionals, pest control advisors, pesticide applicators, and growers. It is designed to teach about the lifecycle and habits of the forktailed bush katydid Scudderia furcata. This course will also show katydid damage, discuss other katydid species, and provide a management strategy.

This course was developed by Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, a citrus IPM Specialist and Research Entomologist and  the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1.0 hour Other).

For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu

This course was developed for pest management professionals, pest control advisors, pesticide applicators, and growers. It is designed to teach about the lifecycle and habits of the citrus peelminer, Marmara gulosa. This course will also discuss damage to citrus and other crops, sampling methods, and biological and chemical control of citrus peelminer.

This course was developed by Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, a citrus IPM Specialist and Research Entomologist and  the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1.0 hour Other).

For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu

This course was developed for pest management professionals, pest control advisors, pesticide applicators, and growers. It is designed to teach about the life cycle and habits of the California red scale, Aonidiella aurantii and natural enemies such as the wasp parasites Aphytis melinus and Comperiella bifasciata, that lay their eggs in or on it.  This module will also discuss chemical and biological control of California red scale.

This course was developed by Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, a citrus IPM Specialist and Research Entomologist and  the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1.0 hour Other).

For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu

Certified Pesticide Applicators and those who wish to become Nevada Certified Pesticide Applicators, those that apply pesticides under the supervision of a certified applicator or a licensed government applicator

To prepare for the Nevada Certified Applicator general exam and at least 4 of the category exams approved by the Nevada Department of Agriculture for 1 CEU.

For more information or to enroll please contact: Melody Hefner, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, hefnerm@unce.unr.edu 

This course was developed for landscape pest management professionals, pest control advisors, and pesticide applicators. It provides general information about herbicides – how they are classified, how they work, and what properties affect runoff and leaching. The module draws attention to several herbicides commonly detected in urban waterways, lists steps to choose the best herbicide for a given situation, and gives practical solutions for reducing herbicide use. Also discussed are alternative weed management methods and tips on applying herbicides in a way that minimizes runoff and leaching while protecting water quality.It

This course was developed by the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1.0 hour Other).

The course contains video so it requires a computer that can play audio and video. For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu

This course was developed for landscape pest management professionals, structural pest control operators, pest control advisors, and pesticide applicators. It discusses two important insecticides that are being detected in California waterways and gives some practical solutions for reducing their movement or mitigating their effects.

This course was developed by the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1.0 hour Other) and by the Structural Pest Control Board (1.0 hour Technical [Br 2 or 3]).

The course contains video so it requires a computer that can play audio and video. For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu


This course was developed for landscape pest management professionals, structural pest control operators, pest control advisors, and pesticide applicators. It describes the different ways pesticides can get into our waterways and gives practical steps in reducing pesticide movement from the site of application.

This course was developed by the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1.0 hour Other) and by the Structural Pest Control Board (1.0 hour Technical [Br 2 or 3] for FR and Operators).

The course contains video so it requires a computer that can play audio and video. For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu

This course was developed for landscape pest management professionals, structural pest control operators, pest control advisors, and pesticide applicators. It teaches basic IPM principles, discusses when a pesticide is really necessary, and explains the various properties of pesticides and how they influence pesticide movement in the environment.

This course was developed by the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1.0 hour Other) and by the Structural Pest Control Board (1.0 hour towards IPM).

The course contains video so it requires a computer that can play audio and video. For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu

This course is intended for pest management professionals (PMPs) who provide, or would like to provide, pest management services in schools and child care centers. This course presents information on the Healthy Schools Act and on using integrated pest management, or IPM, methods in schools and child care centers. A third component of the course helps PMPs comply with the Healthy Schools Act and expand their business.

This course was developed by the Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health (CERCH [https://cerch.berkeley.edu]) and the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (0.5 hour Laws & Regs and 1.0 hour Other) and by the Structural Pest Control Board (1.0 hour Rules and Regulations and 1 hour IPM). This course meets the annual training requirement of the Healthy Schools Act.

The course contains video so it requires a computer that can play audio and video. For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu

This course was designed primarily for Pest Control Advisors and other licensed pesticide applicators to teach about fungicide resistance, insecticide resistance, and herbicide resistance. It provides information on the mechanisms of pesticide resistance and how it has developed as well as information on managing or delaying resistance.

This course was developed by the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (2 hours Other).

The course contains video so it requires a computer that can play audio and video. For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu

This course will be accepted by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) as 2 hrs of recertification credit for currently licensed CFAs and Trained Technicians. 

It contains 2 modules , and each module contains 2 videos that are approximately 30 min in length and a quiz that you must pass with a score of 7 out of 10 to pass within 3 attempts. You will need a good internet connection, and a computer that can play video for this course. In the course the basics of soil sampling, as well as PPE, SDS, handling, transporting and storing fertilizers will be detailed.

You are responsible for submitting the certificate to VDACS. Instructions for submission are included in this course. 

For more information about the course or to enroll contact: Whitnee Askew, Virginia Tech, at waskew@vt.edu and if you have questions about the CFA application process contact Laura Earhart, VDACS. at Laura.Earhart@vdacs.virginia.gov

Anyone in the state of Vermont who uses, supervises, recommends, or sells pesticides and/or trains Worker Protection Standard handlers/workers may be required to take and pass the CORE exam and all appropriate category exams to become certified. Certification is administered by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets to ensure that pesticides are used in a proper and legal manner.

This approximately 2.7 hour course is presented in eight modules that provide a review of CORE manual content required to take the Vermont pesticide applicator certification CORE exam. The modules may be viewed at your own pace and full completion is not required. Once enrolled, you will have 14 days to complete the review.

  • This course is for anyone wishing a Vermont pesticide applicator license: nursery employees, landscapers, farmers, agricultural employers (WPS compliance), garden center employees, pest control operators, government or municipal employees, university employees, etc.
  • This course is not intended as a substitute for study of the CORE manual and inserts.
  • This course does not provide recertification credit. Please see related Vermont Pesticide Safety Education course offerings for recertification credits.

Requires Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007 or later and/or a pdf reader such as Adobe Acrobat.

For more information please contact Sarah Kingsley-Richards at sarah.kingsley@uvm.edu.

Presented by University of Vermont Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. [Published 2018]

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NOTE: Anyone using the Northeast CORE Manual, 3rd Edition, for other state pesticide applicator certification may also use this review.  Vermont-specific laws and regulations do not apply to other state certification; Vermont-specific information may be skipped over in this review. Please check with your state certifying agency for local laws, regulations, and additional required study materials.


The fee for this course is $40.  To purchase and enroll in this course, click the following link:


You are invited to join a FREE 2 hour webinar that will be accepted by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) as 2 hrs of recertification credit for currently licensed CFAs and Trained Technicians. The webinar takes place on Thursday June 21st from 10 am - 12 pm Eastern Time and you will be required to answer 7 out of 10 questions correctly before 11:55 PM on Friday June 22 on a quiz after the webinar (Open note -- handouts will be available--and it can be taken up to 3 times). 

The basics of soils sampling and what those results mean, as well as PPE, SDS, handling, transporting and storing fertilizers will be detailed. Each webinar participant must register as an individual (note that webinars can still be viewed as a group) and after the webinar each registrant must login individually and successfully complete a survey and quiz in order to obtain their certificate of completion.  

You are then responsible for submitting the certification to VDACS.  Instructions for submission are included in this course. 

Group Viewers: To view the webinar as a group every member of your group will need to separately register for the course prior to the webinar on June 21.  On the day of the webinar, have one person from the group log into this site to view the webinar with the rest of the group.  Watch the webinar and pay attention there will be a quiz to verify attendance.  After the webinar is completed each person will need to log into this site using their ID and password to take the survey and quiz before 11:55 PM ET on Friday June 22.  

Certified Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Webinar is a cooperative effort of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) and supported by the Virginia Turfgrass Council (VTC).

Course instructors are Dr. Mike Goatley, Virginia Tech Turfgrass Extension Specialist and Dr. Rory Maguire, Virginia Tech Nutrient Management Specialist.                    VTC logo

Course Completion Checklist

- Watch the Webinar (June 21)                                                                                                                                             

-Take the Survey (June 21- 22)

-Take the Quiz (June 21 -22(Can be taken up to 3 times, must score 7 out of 10 to pass)                                 

-Download Certificate (June 21 - Aug 31)

-Submit Certificate to VDACS (any time)

For more information  contact: Mike Goatley, Virginia Tech, goatley@vt.edu and for questions about the CFA application process contact: Laura Earhart, VDACS. Laura.Earhart@vdacs.virginia.gov

This course was developed primarily for professional pesticide applicators working in turf and landscape, but can be helpful to anyone who applies pesticides. Learners will be able to describe why calibration is important and be able to list the materials and tools needed in order to calibrate equipment. They will see various examples of pesticide application equipment for liquid, granular, and soil drenching and soil injection applications. The course includes many examples of calculations needed to calibrate equipment.

This course was developed by the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1.5 hours Other) and by the Structural Pest Control Board (1.5 hours Technical [Br 2 or 3] for FR and Operators OR 1.5 hours Pesticide Application and Use for Applicators).

The course contains video so it requires a computer that can play audio and video. For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu


Consider this your one stop shop for every thing Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program (PSEFMP) related. In this online community you have full access to the resources you need during the funding of this program. Here you will find, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), application submission instructions, training videos, etc. Additionally, this online community allows you the unique ability to interact with each other. 

Through this online community you are able to post questions to other PSEP coordinators to get answers questions you may have, provide feedback or simply start a discussion. Also through this online community you have the ability to participate in the resource sharing of deliverables. 

There is no requirement to be involved in this community, you are in full control of how active you want to be and your level of participation. There are opt-in and opt-out options available to you, so you choose your own level of active participation. 

Pest Control Advisers, pesticide handlers, and growers who take this course will learn to follow specific label instructions and the California Code of Regulations (CCR) and will be able to demonstrate how to select the proper PPE, use it, remove it, and dispose of it or clean and store it before, during, and after each incidence of pesticide handling and application. 

This course was developed by the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1.5 hours Laws & Regs) and by Arizona Department of Agriculture (1.5 credits).

The course contains video so it requires a computer that can play audio and video. For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu

The Colorado Basic Pesticide Training course fulfills the training requirement (described in the Pesticide Applicators’ Act) as defined in Sections 35-10-109 (2)(a) and (2)(b) of the Colorado Revised Statutes for limited commercial and public applicators who DO NOT hold a Colorado Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicator license. The course hours may also be applied to Colorado Commercial Applicator Technician classroom training requirements defined in Section 35-10-109 (5). 


Students who take this course will learn safe use of pesticides, including Integrated Pest Management; Federal and Colorado Laws Governing the Use of Pesticides; Understanding Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets; Applicator Safety; Pesticide Application; and Environmental Protection and Public Health. 

For information or to enroll contact Thia Walker, Colorado State University, at thia.walker@colostate.edu

Pesiticide Applicators who take this Online Training for Dicamba Herbicides will learn how to apply Dicamba safely and effectively. Dicamba is now a Restricted Use Pesticide and requires specific training to be able to apply it beyond just regular applicator training. This course is provided as a solution to the new requirement for specific training.

For more information or help with enrollment contact The University of Nebraska–Lincoln via pested@unl.edu or 1-800-627-7216

This course will be accepted by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) as 2 hrs of recertification credit for currently licensed CFAs and Trained Technicians. 

It contains 2 modules that include recordings from the most recent recertification webinar.  Each module contains 2 videos that are approximately 30 min in length and a quiz that you must pass with a score of 7 out of 10 to pass within 3 attempts.

The basics of soils, soil chemistry, fertility sources and rates, as well as PPE, SDS, handling, transporting and storing fertilizers will be detailed.

You are responsible for submitting the certificate to VDACS.  Instructions for submission are included in this course.  

For more information or to enroll contact: Mike Goatley, Virginia Tech, goatley@vt.edu and for questions about the CFA application process contact: Laura Earhart, VDACS. Laura.Earhart@vdacs.virginia.gov

Certified Fertilizer Applicator Recertification is a cooperative effort of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE),  Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) and Virginia Turfgrass Council (VTC).

Course Completion Checklist

  • Watch the videos (4)
  • Take the Quiz for each module (2)
    (Can be taken up to 3 times, must score 7 out of 10 to pass)
  • Take the Survey
  • Download Certificate
  • Submit Certificate to VDACS

This online course is the National Worker Protection Standard: Web-Based Training for Trainers of Agricultural Workers and Pesticide Handlers. The course was developed by the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) through a cooperative agreement (agreement #X8-83616301) between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs and the University of California Davis Extension, in collaboration with Oregon State University. Approval number EPA WPS TTT W/H 00030.

This course provides the information required to train those who will train agricultural workers and pesticide handlers under the U.S. EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS). It will guide you through the necessary procedures to provide agricultural workers and pesticide handlers with required information on how to avoid exposure to pesticides and pesticide residue.

System Requirements

Computer: Strongly recommended: Mac OSX 10.9 or higher or a PC running Windows 7 or higher.

Browser: Strongly recommended: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Strongly discouraged: Browsers other than those listed above. Others may work but have experienced performance issues in testing (e.g., Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, etc.) eXtension is not able to respond to troubleshooting inquiries if customers are using a non-recommended browser.

Audio: This course contains audio narration. To hear the narration, your computer will either need audio speakers built-in or attached. You can also listen to the audio via headphones.

For more information, contact PERCsupport@ucdavis.eduTo enroll, see below.

Course Completion Checklist

  • Complete the modules in order (12)
  • Complete the Knowledge Checks for each module (12)
  • Take the Final Exam (must score 70% to pass)
  • Complete the evaluation
  • Download certificate
  • Submit your certificate. You are responsible for identifying and submitting your certificate to appropriate entities.

The enrollment fee for this course is $35. To purchase and enroll in this course, click here:

The audience for this course is: farmers, ranchers, pest management professionals, and county extension educators.

Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements for renewal of a certificate in the Commodity and Structural Fumigation category. 

For more information or to enroll please contact: Andrew Thostenson, Pesticide Program Specialist, North Dakota State University Extension Service.


Andrew.Thostenson@ndsu.edu

The training is designed for commercial or public applicators and dealers who are new to pesticide certification in North Dakota. It will cover basic pesticide safety and handling practices, as well as relevant laws and regulations as they pertain to the distribution and use of pesticides. This training is not class specific. It will emphasize practices and procedures that should be useful to all applicators or dealers, whether they are seeking certification in the Agricultural Pest Control class, Wood Preservation class or any of the 10 other use classes found in North Dakota. The training also will describe the certification process and how to prepare and take exams to obtain a pesticide certificate.

Go here to obtain an activation code.

For more information contact Andrew A Thostenson, North Dakota State University Extension, andrew.thostenson@ndsu.edu

For technical assistance please contact campushelp@extension.org

Pest Control Advisors, pesticide handlers, and growers who take this course will learn to analyze pesticide labels and extract information relevant to the specific setting and situation in order to safely apply pesticides and avoid illegal residue while complying with all label directions. 

This course was developed by the University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM [http://ipm.ucanr.edu/]) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (2.0 hours Laws & Regs).

The course contains video so it requires a computer that can play audio and video. For more information including technical requirements please contact: Cheryl Reynolds, UC ANR at creynolds@ucanr.edu

The Texas Pesticide Agricultural CEU Online course is a self-paced course for Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicators seeking TDA continuing education units (CEUs). This course provides 1- Drift Minimization CEU. Students who complete the course will gain knowledge of the factors affecting pesticide drift.

For more information or to enroll please contact: Mark Matocha at ma-matocha@tamu.edu