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Course Descriptions

Find the courses you need to obtain or maintain your ODA pesticide license.

Forestry Pesticide Review

Surveys forest pesticide use in Oregon. Emphasizes pesticide laws and regulations. Reviews the Oregon Forest Practices Act concerning chemical and other petroleum products. Covers the fundamentals of forest pesticides, including common herbicide formulations; application and handling; labeling; safety; pest control methods, including Integrated Pest Management (IPM); and calculations and calibration. Helps prepare to take the Oregon Department of Agriculture Forest category exam. Eight hours pesticide recertification credit available.

General Urban Pest Control

A survey of general urban pest control for preparation to take the Oregon Department of Agriculture Industrial, Institutional, Health, and Structural (IIHS): General Pest Control category exam. Fourteen hours pesticide recertification credit available.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Basics

Presents information on the main elements of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and surveys the pest management approaches and methods that can be employed as part of an IPM system. Discusses the economic and environmental benefits of IPM and covers examples of a variety of IPM plans. Six hours pesticide recertification credit available.

Label Comprehension

Presents a comprehensive analysis of the information contained within a pesticide product label. Covers the types of product registrations processed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state agencies. Reviews product label information required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act. Includes interpretation of manufacturer supplied information related to a label. Four hours pesticide recertification credit available. Approved by Landscape Contractors Board for CEH.

Laws and Safety Review (offered in English and Spanish)

Reviews federal and state pesticide laws and the government agencies related to pesticide regulation and safe pesticide use. Helps prepare to take the Oregon Department of Agriculture Laws and Safety exam in English or Spanish. Eight hours pesticide recertification credit available. Approved by Landscape Contractors Board for CEH.

Ornamental and Turf: Herbicide Training

Surveys the use of herbicides in the establishment and maintenance of ornamental plants and turf. Helps prepare to take the Oregon Department of Agriculture exam in the Ornamental and Turf: Herbicide category. Eight hours pesticide recertification credit available. Approved by Landscape Contractors Board for CEH.

Ornamental and Turf: Insecticide and Fungicide Training

Surveys the use of insecticides and fungicides in the establishment and maintenance of ornamental plants and turf. Helps prepare to take the Oregon Department of Agriculture exam in the Ornamental and Turf: Insecticide and Fungicide category. Eight hours pesticide recertification credit available.

Private Applicator License Training

Emphasizes pesticide laws and regulations. Stresses pesticide labeling. Includes information on application equipment, pesticide safety, pests, and pest control. Demonstrates appropriate calculations. All in preparation for taking the Oregon Department of Agriculture Private Pesticide Applicator License exam. Eight hours pesticide recertification credit available.

Pesticide Applicator Training in Spanish

Emphasizes pesticide laws and regulations. Stresses pesticide labeling. Demonstrates appropriate calculations. Includes information on pesticide exposure risk, personal protective equipment, safe pesticide handling procedures, application equipment calibration and maintenance, accident prevention, and pesticide spill management. Covers signs and symptoms of pesticide poisoning and first aid procedures. All in preparation for taking the Oregon Department of Agriculture Private Pesticide Applicator License exam in Spanish. Eight hours pesticide recertification credit available.

Respiratory Protection for Agriculture Operations

Specific information related to respiratory protection for agricultural operations in Oregon and necessary elements such as hazard recognition, respiratory selection, and care and maintenance of respirators will be presented. Oregon OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard for Agriculture will be covered. Four hours pesticide recertification credit available.

Pesticide Right-of-Way Training

Presents information about weed biology, identification, and control practices; herbicide basics; pesticide application; right-of-way chemicals; and laws and liability. Helps prepare to take the Oregon Department of Agriculture Right-of-Way category exam and the Regulatory Weed Control exam. Twelve hours pesticide recertification credit available.

Sprayer Calibration

Emphasizes the importance of accurate calibration. Identifies types of application equipment and their components. Presents calibration principles. Reviews appropriate calculations. Four hours pesticide recertification credit available.

Structural Pest Control

A survey of structural pest control for preparation to take the Oregon Department of Agriculture Industrial, Institutional, Health, and Structural (IIHS): Structural Pest Control category exam. Twelve hours pesticide recertification credit available.

Weed Identification and Management

Introduces weed plants. Explores herbicide chemistry. Covers herbicide selection. Four hours pesticide recertification credit available.

Wood Destroying Organism Inspection and Evaluation

Examines the biology, environment, and habits of wood-destroying organisms in the Pacific Northwest that commonly cause economic harm to wood structures, such as termites, carpenter ants, wood boring beetles, wood-destroying fungi, and other structural damaging pests of wood structures. Focuses on providing the state-licensed commercial pesticide applicator, operator, or certified home inspector with advanced knowledge of wood destroying organisms and the means to communicate to interested parties the risks inherent with structural infestation as well as findings and solutions of an inspection. Six hours pesticide recertification credit available.

Worker Protection Standard

Presents specific information related to the EPA’s Worker Protection Standard (WPS) and its implementation in Oregon. Covers the elements of this regulation in addition to other related state and federal regulations regarding pesticide worker safety. Meets the training requirement portion of the small farm exemption under OAR 437.001.0057. Four hours pesticide recertification credit available.