Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Credit Workshops

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In the state of Colorado, pesticide application is regulated by a very strict set of laws enforced by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA). Some of the regulations include the licensing of private, commercial, limited-commercial, and public pesticide applicators. The purpose of the license is to demonstrate a level of competency by pesticide users on the safe use of pesticides. To become licensed, a private applicator must take and pass an open book test developed by the CDA. Commercial applicators must take a closed book test for categories in which they wish to be licensed. All pesticide applicator licenses are valid for three years. Under the Colorado Pesticide Applicators Act, applicators must re-certify either by re-taking the test or by attending pesticide education programs to acquire continuing education credits (CEC’s) in core subjects and if a commercial applicator, one or two CEC(s) in each of the categories in which they are currently licensed.

Colorado State University’s Southeast Area Extension is offering two Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Credit Workshops at the Prowers County Extension office in Lamar on March 11and at the Kiowa County Court House in Eads on March 12, 2014. The training is aimed to provide new information on pest control, health and environmental safety, pest management technology and changes in pesticide laws and regulations. The workshop provides all 7 credits required for both private and commercial applicators to be re-certified. At Lamar, commercial applicators will also earn continuing education credits in the following categories: 107 Rangeland Pest Control and 109 Industrial Right – of – Way Weed Control.

The workshop fees are $40 for private applicators (half day sessions) and $80 for commercial applicators (all day sessions). If you are interested in attending the workshop, please contact your local Colorado Stare University County Extension Office (Bent, Baca, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers) for more information and registration forms. You can also contact Wilma Trujillo, the Southeast Area Agronomist, at the Prowers Extension Office,1001 S Main Street, Lamar, CO. Tel: (719) 336-7734 or at Registration deadline is March 10, 2014.

By Wilma Trujillo, SEA Agronomist

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