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CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT OPTIONS

Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings because of COVID-19, there are now online options to earn pesticide continuing education credit.

Live online classes are now eligible for pesticide credit. Attendance via webcam or smartphone camera is required to earn pesticide credit. These classes are open to all applicators and can be found by searching “online” in the Approved Continuing Education Courses calendar. Online classes will have "Online" listed as their address and city. See the course calendar listing for approved pesticide credits and fee information. Additional classes may be available through your local Cooperative Extension office.

If your certification date is 6/30/2020 or 9/30/2020, 5 self-paced online training opportunities are available for a limited time. These online trainings are NOT an option and you will NOT receive credit if your certification date is anything other than 6/30/2020 or 9/30/2020. These classes cannot be repeated for additional credit. Cost: $15/each. Each class will earn 1 hour of pesticide credit in the following categories: A, B, D, G, H, K, I, L, M, O, N, T, and X. REMINDER: In order to recertify, your credits cannot all be earned in the same calendar year.

Self-paced online classes for applicators with 6/30/2020 or 9/30/2020 certification dates:

Understanding Pesticide Labels

Proper Use of Pesticides NC

Pesticide Spray Drift

2020 Pesticide Storage, Disposal and Container Recycling

2020 Pesticide Hazards and Health

These courses may also be found by searching “online” in the Approved Continuing Education Courses calendar. They are dated 6/30/2020 but can be completed at any time.

 

Recertification Credit Requirements

CATEGORY

NUMBER OF RECERTIFICATION HOURS

A          Aquatic

6 credits per 5 year period

B          Public Health

6 credits per 5 year period

D          Dealer

5 credits per 5 year period

E          Core

No credits required

G          Forest

6 credits per 5 year period

H          Right of Way

4 credits per 5 year period

I           Regulatory

6 credits per 5 year period

K         Ag Pest Animal - Livestock/Pet/Poultry

6 credits per 5 year period

L          Ornamental & Turf

10 credits per 5 year period

M         Seed Treatment

3 credits per 5 year period

N          Demonstration & Research

10 credits per 5 year period

O          Ag Pest Plant

10 credits per 5 year period

P           Aerial Methods

4* credits per 2 year period

*1 Hour Aerial Methods / 3 Hours Specialty Category

S          Commercial Soil Fumigation

3 credits per 5 year period

T           Wood Treatment

4 credits per 5 year period

V/X       Private (V - Safety, X - Specialty)

2 credits of each per 3 year period

Z(SF)    Private Soil Fumigation
1 credit per 3 year period

 

 

 

Additional Requirements for Commercial/Public Applicators, Dealers, and Consultants:

The required credits for each category must be obtained during at least two years of the five year certification period. This applies to EACH category.

SINGLE CATEGORY: Individuals who are certified in one category must complete the total required credit hours for that category.

MULTIPLE CATEGORIES: Individuals who are certified in two or more categories must obtain the total required credits for the category with the highest credit requirement, and three credit hours for each additional category. (See note below for applicators licensed in the category Demonstration & Research)

ADDING A CATEGORY: Your certification date does not change when you add a category to your license. You must earn the required credits for your new category by your current certification date, and the credits must be earned in two calendar years. Exception: if you add a category in same year that you will recertify, you do not need to earn any credits for that category for this certification period.

DEMONSTRATION & RESEARCH: Demonstration & Research always requires 10 credit hours.

  • Applicators that are licensed in Demonstration & Research and one other category must complete 10 credit hours in Demonstration & Research and the total required credit hours for the other category.
  • Applicators that are licensed in Demonstration & Research and two or more other categories must complete the 10 credit hours in Demonstration & Research, complete the total credit hours for the category that has the highest credit hour requirement, and three credit hours for each remaining category.

Example: If an applicator is licensed in N, L, A, and G; the credit hours required are: N: 10, L: 10, A: 3, and G: 3

 

Additional Requirements for Private Applicators

ADDING A CATEGORY: Your certification date does not change when you add a category to your license. You must earn the required credits for your new category by your current certification date.

Exception: if you add a category in same year that you will recertify, you do not need to earn any credits for that category for this certification period.

 

Additional Requirements for Aerial Applicators

MULTIPLE SPECIALITY CATEGORIES: Aerial applicators with multiple specialty categories must earn 3 credits for any one category and one credit for each additional category on their Aerial License (during 2 year certification cycle). Example: if licensed in P, O, and B categories, the credits required are: P: 1, O: 3, B: 1.

ADDING A CATEGORY: Your certification date does not change when you add a category to your license. You must earn the required credits for your new category by your current certification date.

 

 

Explanation of License Categories

 

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NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticide Division, James W. Burnette, Jr., Director
Mailing Address: 1090 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1090
Physical Address: 2109 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 733-3556 ; FAX: (919) 733-9796



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