Available courses

    This course prepares the professional applicator for the examination for pesticide application certification. Course content includes principles of pest control, pesticides, laws and regulations, pesticide labeling, pesticides and human health, personal protective equipment, pesticides and the environment, handling pesticides, and pesticide emergencies. Enroll Here

    To develop a sound Integrated Pest Management plan for landscapes one needs to understand environmental factors as well as pest biology. Course focuses on the identification of abiotic factors, weeds, insects, mites, pathogens, and nematodes that occur on landscape ornamentals, found in the Mid-Atlantic. Information provided on the care for residential and commercial landscapes will include chemical and non-chemical pest management tactics, as well as safety concerns and business practices. Enroll Here

    This course is intended to meet the education requirement for the Maryland Dept of Ag, pesticide applicator certification exam, Category 3b. It also cover the greenhouse portion of the Virginia Ornamental category, 3a Enroll Here

    Troubleshooting pest problems is a skill customers expect (and demand) from turf professionals and public grounds managers. Weeds, diseases and insects are ready to attack weak turf and create an eyesore. You will learn valuable clues to effectively diagnose and treat insect, disease, and weed problems in turf. Enroll Here.

    Rights-of-way are areas used for common transport and are typically long and narrow. They include areas  along highways, roads, railroads, public airports, electric utilities, pipelines, public drainage ways and  irrigation waterways, banks of public barge ways and areas around locks and dams, and public bicycle,  bridle, and other public paths or trails.  Rights-of-way are found everywhere and placed in every type of terrain, soil, climate, vegetation complex,  and land-use area. This course will provide the student with the knowledge you need to get started in Right-of-Way pest/weed management.

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    Aquatic Weed Management is a course for pesticide applicators that manage aquatic weeds in the performance of their work. Its purpose is to prepare pest managers for certification in Aquatic Pest Control, Commercial Pesticide Applicator Category 5A. Aquatic weeds are managed to protect property, human safety, aquatic resources. After certification, the course manual will serve as a resource for pest identification and management. Aquatic Pest Management does not cover all pests that occur in or near water. It primarily discusses aquatic pest-plants. Enroll Here.

    This course prepares individuals seeking pesticide applicator certification in mosquito control (MD Cat. 8, WV Cat. 13D). The course covers mosquito identification, health significance, biology and control.

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    This course support pesticide applicators preparing for certification in Commercial Pesticide Applicator Category 7B, Wood-Destroying Pest Control.  Its purpose is to provide commercial pesticide applicators with information to safely and effectively control termites and other wood destroying organisms in apartments, houses, business establishments, and other structures.

    The course does not contain information about fumigation, a procedure sometimes necessary to control certain wood destroying organisms. Enroll Here.

    This course provides the necessary knowledge required to pass the Structural and Rodent Pest Management applicators certification exams in MD (7a & 7d). & WV (8a) It is also equivalent to six months as a registered technician in MD and WV. Enroll Here.