Licensed pesticide applicators must be properly trained and certified. The Oregon Department of Agriculture is the licensing body in our state. They require licensees to 1) re-test, or 2) complete continuing education in order to maintain their certification status over time. OSU meets this need and connects the applicator community to the vast expertise in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Together, we aim to protect human health and the environment by providing the best, most engaging, science-based pesticide safety education in the region.

In-Person Courses

We offer courses from 4-15 hours, from the North Coast to Roseburg to La Grande. You can focus on urban pest management, weed management, or focus on “core” topics such as regulations, safety, and spill readiness. Each one of our live courses features a variety of speakers from industry, academia, and government. You’ll hear the latest information from authoritative sources.  Registertoday!

Online Courses

We currently offer two one online courses.

For one (1) CORE credit through Oregon Department of Agriculture:

  Getting Tough with Pests and Going Soft on Pollinators

For two (2) "Other" credits and access to Zinc Phosphide under an Oregon Special Local Need label:

  Zinc Phosphide: Baiting for Belding's Ground Squirrels in Oregon

They can be taken any day or time, register today!

Coming Soon!

Online courses currently in development with expected release by the end of 2020:

  • Introduction to Pest Management: The IPM Approach
  • Pest Identification: The Cornerstone of Every Pest Management Program
  • FIFRA, OAR, ORS, and WPS: The ABC's of Pesticide Law in Oregon
  • ODA and You: Pesticide Licensing, Compliance, and Enforcement in Oregon
  • The Label is the Law: How to Read a Pesticide Label
  • Personal Protective Equipment: PPE is Your BFF
  • Pesticides, Pollinators, and the Planet: Your Role as an Applicator
  • Pesticide Transport, Storage, and Security: Methods to Reduce Risk
  • Pesticide Emergency Response Plans: Make Them Before You Need Them
  • Planning Ahead: Your Pesticide Application Action Plan