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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

  • Students working outside with the landscape
  • Close up of a flower patch.
  • 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.

NOTE: No pesticide courses are offered Spring 2021. For testing please contact 503.399.5192 to schedule an appointment.

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


  • 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 & Registration

  • Courses & Registration

    Upcoming Courses: 

    Chemeketa courses are tentatively scheduled to resume Summer 2021.

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


    Please complete a short interest form (click here) to receive a notification of when additional classes may be available. 

  • How to Register

    Download and complete the enrollment form, sign, and return.  Make sure to complete all highlighted sections to avoid any delays in processing.   Due to anticipated high volumes, please allow 2-3 business days for processing.


    Currently not hosting classes due to COVID


    Ways to submit the enrollment form:
    Scan and email to:
    Fax to: 503.399.5262
    Mail to: Chemeketa Community College
    Building 60 Attn: Ag Science  
    4000 Lancaster Drive NE
    Salem, OR 97305
    Ways to submit payment:
    Phone payment (debit/credit card): 503.399.5139
    Online: Once you have created your online account, you can make a debit/credit payment online
    Check: Mail a check with your application form to the address above.