Applicators of restricted-use pesticides must be properly trained and licensed. 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. Register today!

Online courses

We currently offer one online course "Getting Tough with Pests and Going Soft on Pollinators" for one (1) CORE credit through Oregon Department of Agriculture. More online courses are on the way that focus on “CORE” topics such as regulations, safety, and the environment. They can be taken any day or time, register today!

Upcoming Courses: 2020
  • Zinc Phosphide Above Ground 
  • Federal Pesticide Laws and Safety (Pre-Certification & Recertification)
Courses Coming Soon: 2021
  • Pest Management (Pre-Certification & Recertification)
  • Pesticide Labeling (Pre-Certification & Recertification)
  • Pesticide Formulations (Pre-Certification & Recertification) 
  • Pesticide Hazards and First Aid (Pre-Certification & Recertification)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (Pre-Certification & Recertification)
  • Pesticides in the Environment (Pre-Certification & Recertification)