Why I should take this training
This course fulfills the training requirement (as 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. Non-licensed limited commercial and public applicators are required to meet the training requirement within 3 years PRIOR to the date of any application. More information on this requirement can be found in the Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Administration and Enforcement of the Pesticide Applicators’ Act, Part 16.
This training program can also be used to fulfill 2.5 hours of Commercial Applicator Technician Training (as required in Part 5 of 8 CCR 1203-2, “Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Administration and Enforcement of the Pesticide Applicators’ Act). More information on Technician Training is available here.
What’s in the training?
The training consists of five interactive modules that are self-paced. Module content includes core elements of pesticide use including IPM and Laws Governing the Use of Pesticides; Understanding Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets; Applicator Safety; Pesticide Application; and Environmental Protection and Public Health. At the conclusion of each module, an “Understanding the Module” quiz will be given. All questions on the quiz must be answered correctly or the participant will be redirected to the information concerning the incorrect response. Upon successful completion of all five modules, a certificate will be issued. This certificate should be retained by the employer for a period of 3 years.
Instructions on Accessing the Training
(Please see note below about browsers and using tablets and iPads at this time. DO NOT use Internet Explorer as it will not give you a ‘grade’ for completing the module and will not allow you to access the quiz.)
Step 1. Click HERE to register for the Non-Credit Course through CSU Online.
Step 2. Select “Add to my Courses” (menu on right side of bar).
Step 3. Begin “Registration for Non-Credit Courses”
Step 4. Register as a new customer by “Create New Account”. If you ever want to take another Non-credit Course at CSU Online, you will use the information generated during this registration to login. However, this will NOT be your login information for the course as your login information will be provided in a second email.
Step 5. Complete Registration details and “Submit Registration”.
Step 6. You will receive two emails. The first email is from CSU Online Plus and is a confirmation of your registration in the course. The second email (from firstname.lastname@example.org) contains the Login ID and password information to access your course. RETAIN this information as you can exit the course and return at your convenience. (Be patient…the second email takes a little time to show up!)
Step 7. Access the login to the course HERE and login using the green “Non-Credit Course” button by inputting the Login ID and password from the second email. (You can bookmark this page in your browser to easily return to it.)
Step 9. Access the course by using the drop-down menu under “Courses” in the top menu bar.
Step 10. Begin the course by clicking “Start Here”. Once you have read that, you can progress through the Modules sequentially. After you complete all 5 modules and quizzes, you will be allowed to print your certificate.
**** The learning system software, CANVAS, does NOT work properly with Internet Explorer. Use Chrome or Safari. At this time, the course CANNOT be viewed on tablets or iPads. We are working towards that goal and will update the information here when it is available.
Download the Chrome browser here.