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

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

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 fee to enroll is $30.  To purchase and enroll in this course, click the button below:

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 Insects of the S.E. study course is designed as an independent study for County Extension Agents and includes the ability to earn an Open Badge for mastery of the material. We welcome your suggestions for improvement.

For more information or to enroll please contact thurt@uga.edu 

This course was designed by Katherine Wood, UGA Young Scholar, Dr. Kris Braman, Extension Entomologist, and Dr. Todd Hurt, Training Coordinator with the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture.

The fee for enrolling in 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

This course is designed as an independent study for County Extension Agents and includes the ability to earn a certificate for mastery of the material.  The course includes the fundamentals of plant pathology.  We would like to thank Ken Lewis for the development of the web classroom and many of our Extension Specialist for contribution of their subject matter expertise, especially Drs. Jean Williams Woodward and Elizabeth Little.  We welcome your suggestions for improvement.  Any comments or concerns should be addressed to Todd Hurt at thurt@uga.edu.  We hope you find this course useful and entertaining.

The cost of enrolling in this course is $35.  Click here to purchase and enroll in the course.


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 (UCIPM) and is accredited by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (2.0 hours Laws & Regs) and by Arizona Department of Agriculture (2 credits).

The fee to enroll is $40.  To purchase and enroll in this course, click the button below:

For more information 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

Weeds of the Southeast is a web course for Extension. For more information or to enroll contact Todd Hurt, Ph.D., Training Coordinator, UGA Center for Urban Agriculture at thurt@uga.edu

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