Continuing Education

Recertification

Pesticide applicator continuing education is required to become recertified. Recertification is a program that ensures certified applicators, both private and commercial, maintain competence and keep current with changing technology.

  • Licensed applicators in Colorado are required to recertify every 3 years.
  • The recertification period is simultaneous with the 3-year licensing period.
  • Recertification credit can be earned any time during the 3 year period.
  • Persons who allow their applicator’s license to lapse must re-take the test.
  • Applicators can attend any CDA-approved recertification training to receive the required credits.

Recertification training provides applicators with new information on pest control, health and environmental safety, pest management technology, and changes in pesticide laws and regulations to help the applicator continue to use pesticides safely and effectively.

 

Looking for information on the 2018 CSU Front Range Pest Management Recertification Workshop?  Click here

November 7th & 8th, 2018 at The Ranch at Larimer County Fairgrounds

Earning Credits

Both private and commercial applicators must earn 1 or 2 CDA required core credits in 6 different categories. Commercial applicators must earn additional credits for the category they are certified in.

Applicators earn credits toward recertification by attending Continuing Education Workshops. Search through the Google Calendar for dates and locations. Each location will contain information on core credits offered and category credits if available. Not every workshop offers all core credits.

CDA-approved providers and the credits offered can be found in the list below the calendar. Contact the individual providers for information on fees and to schedule your CEC. The list below also includes CEC opportunities that can be obtained online.

Workshop Calendar

Core & Category Credit Approved Presenters, Online Resources

To become recertified, both private and commercial applicators must earn credits in CDA-required categories. These credits must be earned any time during the 3 year licensing period. The required “core” categories all applicators must earn to be eligible for recertification are:

  • 2 Credits Laws and Regulations
  • 1 Credit Pesticides and their families
  • 1 Credit Environmental Protection
  • 1 Credit Use of Pesticides
  • 1 Credit Applicator Safety
  • 1 Credit Public Safety

For Commercial applicators, category credits are required in addition to all 7 core credits. Turf, ornamental, and structural applicators must earn 2 credits in their license category. All other applicators must earn 1 credit in their category .

Title Core Credits Offered Category Credits Offered (Check category descriptions) Contact
CSU-CEPEP ALL 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, 109, 111
206, 207
302
Thia Walker
CSU Extension
970-491-6027
email
Website
Rid-A-Pest Exterminators ALL ALL Scott Armbrust
Rid-a-Pest Exterminators
Email
Website
Kevin Gallagher None 107, 108, 109, 110,
206, 302
Kevin Gallagher
Wilbur Ellis Agribusiness Division
720-402-7778
email
DP Ag Services ALL 101, 102, 103, 107, 109, 308 Don Henderson
DP Ag Services
719-852-0824
email
A&M Pest Workshops ALL 301, 302, 303, 304 David Anaya
719-778-1740
email
Mountain West Pesticide Education Workshops ALL All category credits Sandra McDonald
970-266-9573
email
Website
Pested.com Online None 102, 103, 106, 108, 109, 110,
206, 207
301, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307
Kevin Hurley
845-687-6483
email
Website
CTN CEC 2 credits L&R

Applicator Safety

206, 207, 301, 304 Tommy Kezar
512-829-5114
Email
Website
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