Pesticide Applicator Certification Categories
The Pesticide Applicator Certification offers different categories according to your
interests. Every category has different costs.
|Applicator category||Subcategory||Publication costs||CEUs in 5 years||Max CEUs in any 1 year||Recertify in:|
The application of pesticides to agriculture crops, agricultural grasslands, and noncrop agricultural land. This category does not include the production of trees for any purpose.
The application of pesticides to animals, including those in feedlots, sale barns, egg production facilities and the animal holding facilities themselves. This excludes Doctors of Veterinary Medicine applying pesticides as drugs or medication during the course of their normal practices.
The application of pesticides in forest nurseries, forest seed production areas, trees grown for the production of forestry products, and other forest areas.
|3a||Ornamental and Turf
The application of pesticides within residential or business areas to lawns, ornamental trees and shrubs, including park areas, golf courses, other recreational areas, except as defined under licensed categories 2, 3b, 3c, 7, and 8.
The application of pesticides to interior plantings inside structures (i.e. hospital, shopping mall etc.) excluding residential structures (i.e. foyers, atriums, indoor swimming pools, management offices, meeting rooms, etc.) with the exception of common use areas of multiple residential structures except as defined under licensed 3c, 7 and 8.
|3c||Greenhouse and Nursery
The application of pesticides in nursery and greenhouse facilities and to fields except as defined under licensed category 2 (Forest Pest Control).
The application of pesticides to seeds for any purpose.
The application of pesticides to standing or running water in manmade and/or natural impoundments, streams, etc. This excludes public health activities (e.g., mosquito control) and water in totally closed systems.
The application of pesticides for public road maintenance, power line maintenance, railroad right-of-way, storage tank areas and other similar areas.
The application of pesticides within and immediately adjacent to a structure (except for fumigation activities, control of termites and other wood destroying organisms in or on a structure, control of birds or predatory animals, and food handling establishments). The application of pesticides, except fumigants, in structures where bulk food is processed or stored. "Immediately adjacent to a structure" means not further than three (3) feet from the structure. Applications to restaurants are permitted in this category.
The application of pesticides for the purpose of controlling termites and other wood destroying organisms, such as wood borers and fungus, in or on a structure.
The use of liberated gas within a structure of storage area, to include railcars, ships, etc.
The application of pesticides by local, state, federal or other governmental employees or commercial pesticide applicators in public health programs to include municipal and other area-wide mosquito control programs.
|10||Demonstration and Research
Includes persons engaged in the application of pesticides for scientific research or for purposes of demonstrating pesticide products or methods of application.
|11a||Bird and Vertebrate Animal Pests
The application of pesticides for the control of bird or vertebrate animal pests and subject to the rules of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the Wildlife Services Division of the Board.
The application of pesticides for the control of predatory animals and subject to the rules of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, and the Wildlife Services Division of the Board.
The treatment of wood in a pressure treating facility by the impregnation or application of chemical solutions for the purpose of retarding or preventing deterioration or destruction by insects, fungi, bacteria, or other wood destroying organisms.
Includes applications of an antimicrobial pesticide intended to disinfect, sanitize, reduce, or mitigate growth or development of microbiological organisms or protect inanimate objects, industrial processes or systems, surfaces, water, or other chemical substances from contamination, fouling, or deterioration caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, algae, or slime.
|14a||Metam-Sodium (Sewer Root Control)
The application of metam-sodium to sewers for the control of tree roots.
Any person who uses or supervises the use of any restricted use pesticide for purposes of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by the person or his employer or if applied without compensation other than trading of personal services between producers or agricultural commodities, on the property of another person. Private applicators are farmers, rancher, growers, etc.
|Service Tech||Applying Pesticides Correctly
Includes any person who works for a commercial or non-commercial applicator and applies pesticides as long as the person is not the certified applicator. Simply put, this is the person "at the end of the gun."