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Community Ag & Pesticide Training

Let us help you prepare to take your Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide licensing exam or earn recertification credits for your existing pesticide license.

topics Agricultural Sciences

Skills & InterestWorking with your hands

CareersAgricultural Science

Why choose program or class?

Our program offers courses for pesticide exam preparation and many of the recertification requirements needed for pesticide applicators.

How many credit hours do you need to maintain your license?

Private Applicator

  • 16 credit hours during the 5-year certification period
    • 4 credits hours must be “CORE”
    • Maximum 8 credit hours allowed per year

Public Applicator/Commercial Applicator/Consultant

  • 40 credit hours during the 5-year certification period
    • Maximum 15 credit hours allowed per year

Apprentice

  • 8 credit hours needed each licensing period
    • 4 credit hours must be “CORE”

What will you learn?

Courses offered –

  • Forestry Pesticide Review
  • General Urban Pest Control
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Basics
  • Label Comprehension
  • Laws and Safety Review (offered in English and Spanish)
  • Ornamental and Turf: Herbicide Training
  • Ornamental and Turf: Insecticide and Fungicide Training
  • Private Applicator License Training
  • Pesticide Applicator Training in Spanish
  • Respiratory Protection for Agriculture Operations
  • Pesticide Right-of-Way Training
  • Sprayer Calibration
  • Structural Pest Control
  • Weed Identification and Management
  • Wood Destroying Organism Inspection and Evaluation
  • Worker Protection Standard

What will you do?

A pesticide license is needed to –

  • Buy, apply, or supervise the use of Restricted Use Pesticides
  • Advise others on the use of Restricted Use Pesticides
  • Apply pesticides to someone else’s property (private or public land)
  • Apply pesticides as a public employee using machine-powered equipment and/or apply Restricted Use Pesticides
  • Apply pesticides on school properties

(Information obtained from ODA website)

Class Schedules

  • Winter Term Schedule

    All remaining winter term pesticide training classes have been cancelled.

    Please see the spring term schedule for next available classes.

  • Spring Term Schedule

    Registration for spring term classes begins March 20

    Respiratory Protection for Agriculture Operations

    Friday, April 13

    8:30 am-12:30 pm
    CRN: 80250
    Course ID: XAGR9804K
    Salem Campus, Building 61, Room 102
    Instructor: Garnet Cooke
    ODA credit hours: 4 CORE and/or other
    Fee: $45

    Private Applicator License Training

    Saturday, April 21

    8 am-5 pm
    CRN: 79103
    Course ID: XAGR9801L
    Salem Campus, Building 62, Room 101
    Instructor: David Spink
    ODA credit hours: 8 CORE and/or other
    Fee: $157
    Register by April 4

    Pesticide Applicator Training IN SPANISH

    Saturday, April 21

    8 am-5 pm
    CRN: 79682
    Course ID: XAGR9804E
    Salem Campus, Building 61, Room 102
    Instructor Leticia Catoira-Rice
    ODA credit hours: 8 CORE and/or other
    Fee: $157
    Register by April 4 

How to Register

  • Option 1: Online

    Continuing Students

    You are a continuing student if you have ever taken classes at Chemeketa before

    • Log in to My Chemeketa 
      • If you don't know your username and password, look it up here
    • Click on "Registration" in the box on right
    • Register for class using the CRN or the "Class Search" tool
    • Pay for class by clicking on "Account" in the box on right

    New Students

    • Apply for admission (there is no application fee)
    • Select "for personal enrichment" as your primary reason for attendance
      • Provide your email address to receive your student ID (K#) and access your My Chemeketa account within 1-2 business days
      • With no email or Social Security Number, your student ID (K#) will be sent to you by US mail
    • Log in to My Chemeketa
    • Click on "Registration" in the box on right
    • Register for class using the CRN or the "Class Search" tool
    • Pay for class by clicking on "Account" in the box on right

    Payment

    Once you've registered you have 10 working days to make financial arrangements for payment of your class fees or you will be charged a $25 fee. Additional $25 late fees will be applied to accounts 30 days or more overdue (maximum late fees of $75 per term will be charged).

  • Option 2: Registration Form

    Complete and sign a registration form and submit it with payment directly to our office. (Please complete a separate form for each class you wish to attend.)

    Return completed forms to us by email, fax or mail.

    • Email: ag@chemeketa.edu
    • Fax: 503.589.7828
    • Mail with a check or money order payable to –
       
      Chemeketa Community College
      Agricultural Sciences - Bldg. 60
      PO Box 14007
      Salem, OR 97309-7070

    Payment can be made by cash, check or credit/debit card. Credit/debit card information can be accepted by phone; call our office at 503.399.5139.