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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

  • Bean plants in growth
  • landscape
  • Three farming rigs bailing hay

Why choose Community Ag & Pesticide Training?

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 (offered in English and 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)

Courses

  • Courses

    Pesticide License Continuing Education Classes

    Pesticide Laws & Safety Part 1
    Feb. 12, 2022
    8:30 am-12:30pm
    Salem Campus Bldg. 60, Rm. 102
    Cost: $59
    Instructor: Amelia Knight

    Prepares students for taking the Pesticide Laws & Safety Exam to obtain a Public, Commercial or Apprentice Applicator’s License. Part 1 covers federal and state laws, reading labels, PPE and equipment, toxicity and first aid. 4 hours ODA CORE and Landscape Contractors Board credits are pending approval for current license holders.

    Use CRN 64510 to register for this course.


    Pesticide Laws & Safety Part 2
    Feb. 26, 2022
    8:30 am-12:30 pm
    Salem Campus Bldg. 60, Rm. 102
    Cost: $59
    Instructor: Amelia Knight

    Prepares students for taking the Pesticide Laws &  Safety Exam to obtain a Public, Commercial or Apprentice Applicator’s License. Part 2 continues with material covering  recordkeeping, IPM, environmental impacts and transportation, storage and disposal of pesticides. 4 hours ODA CORE and Landscape Contractors Board credits are pending approval for current license holders.

    Use CRN 64511 to register for this course.

    Future courses are being scheduled. Check back here for class postings.

    You can find study materials and licensing information directly on the ODA website (click here).

How to Register

  • Online & In Person

    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

    • Email ag@chemekta.edu and request a registration form
      • Confirmation email and payment instructions will be sent upon receiving the completed registration form

    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).

    Registration In Person

    Subject to available space. Stop by Ag Complex, Building 60 to register during business hours or 30 minutes prior to the start of class.

    Registration questions contact: ag@chemeketa.edu