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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

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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)

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

    Request a registration form be emailed to you.