Online Recertification Courses

Our online recertification courses are on-demand, year-round opportunities to earn recertification credits in the comfort of your home or office when YOU need them! You can register at any time and complete on your own schedule. We work closely with the Oregon Department of Agriculture to ensure our content is up-to-date and relevant. Our courses are available online through Professional and Continuing Education (PACE).

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Getting Tough with Pests and Going Soft on Pollinators
 

More and more people are growing concerned about the impact of pesticides on pollinating insects, and new state and federal on pesticide use around pollinators attempt to address this issue. This raises the question: Is it possible to go hard on pests and still be soft on pollinators?

   $35

  One Core Credit

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

Damage caused by Belding's ground squirrels can create a significant financial burden to Oregon farmers and ranchers. This course provides training required to use Zinc Phosphide to control Belding's ground squirrels in Oregon under a Special Local Need (SLN) label (EPA SLN No. OR-130002).

   $35

 Two "Other" Credits

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We have a dozen courses currently in development. Keep scrolling to view all of our upcoming courses.

Introduction to Pest Managment: An IPM Approach

A successful pest management program includes the ability to properly identify pests, monitor populations, and evaluate control methods based on the level of need. Explore the basic themes and methods of pest management, as well as the challenges that modern pest management programs face.

   $35

   Anticipating 1 - 2 Core Credits

Pest Identification: The Cornerstone of Every Pest Management Program

The cornerstone of an effective pest management program is knowledge of the pests that need to be controlled. When practicing Integrated Pest Management (IPM), you can use the biology and life cycles of pests to develop a tactical approach to their control.

 $35

 Anticipating 1 - 2 Core Credits

FIFRA, OAR, ORS, and WPS: The ABC's of Pesticide Law in Oregon

One of the primary responsibilities of a pesticide applicator is to know, understand, and comply with federal and state regulations regarding pesticide use. Examine the federal and Oregon laws and regulations that protect you, the public, and the environment from the adverse effects of pesticides.

 $35

 Anticipating 1 - 2 Core Credits

ODA and You: Pesticide Licensing, Recordkeeping, and Compliance in Oregon

The Oregon Dept. of Agriculture (ODA) works with industries and applicators in a shared commitment to protect human health and the environment while ensuring access to pesticides for food production, structure protection, and more. This course explores ODA's licensing and certification processes. 

 $35

 Anticipating 1 - 2 Core Credits

The Label is the Law: How to Read a Pesticide Label
 

The label is the law! Pesticide applicators must comply with all instructions on a pesticide label, and knowing how to read a label is paramount to responsible pesticide use. Explore the various sections on a pesticide label and understand the important language included in each section.

 $35

 Anticipating 1 - 2 Core Credits

Personal Protective Equipment: PPE is Your BFF
 

Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is the first line of defense in protecting the applicator from harm. Proper selection, handling, and maintenance of PPE is an essential part of that defense system. Learn about the different types of equipment that will protect you against pesticide exposure.

 $35

 Anticipating 1 - 2 Core Credits

Pesticides, Pollinators, and the Planet: Your Role as an Applicator

Environmental stewardship considers the relationship humans have with the land and the plants and animals that live there. Pesticide applicators have a responsibility to be a steward, not only to protect non-target organisms, but to maintain the health of the land they rely on for their livelihood.

 $35

 Anticipating 1 - 2 Core Credits

Pesticide Transport, Storage, and Security: Methods to Reduce Risk

Security, storage, and transport are all important aspects of responsible pesticide use. Storage and transport of pesticides are when serious accidents are most likely to occur. Pesticide applicators must know the situations that increase the risk of accidents and have strategies to reduce that risk.

 $35

 Anticipating 1 - 2 Core Credits

Pesticide Emergency Response Plans: Make Them Before You Need Them

Pesticides can cause harm and even death to non-target organisms, including you, your family, and your neighbors. You need to be prepared for emergencies such as spills and fires before they happen, recognize symptoms of pesticide exposure and how to administer first aid if needed.

 $35

  Anticipating 1 - 2 Core Credits

Pesticide Formulations, Equipment, and Calibration: The One With All the Math

One of the most challenging aspects of application is the math involved. We’ve got you covered with this course! Learn about pesticide formulations, how to calibrate application equipment, examine the label for application rate restrictions, and practice calculating areas and application rates.

 $35

 Anticipating 1 - 2 Core Credits

Planning Ahead: Your Pesticide Application Action Plan

Applying pesticides requires careful planning and strong understanding of the product, the equipment, and safety procedures. Aspects that should be considered in planning include selecting the correct product and equipment, protecting yourself and your surroundings, and proper clean up and disposal.

 $35

 Anticipating 1 - 2 Core Credits