One of the primary responsibilities of a pesticide applicator is to know, understand, and comply with federal and state regulations regarding pesticide use. Legal requirements today are designed to allow industry professionals to maximize the benefits of sensible pesticide use while minimizing the harm that pesticides can cause to humans, wildlife, and the environment.
Sometimes, state regulations are more restrictive than federal standards, and therefore an examination of state law is necessary to have a complete understanding of the legal obligations of pesticide applicators in Oregon. In this course, you will examine the federal laws and regulations that protect yourself, the public, and environment from the adverse effects of pesticides. You will also examine the state laws in Oregon.
If you are currently a licensed pesticide applicator or consultant, you will earn one (1) continuing education credit by completing this course.
This course can also help you prepare for your certification exams if you seek to become a licensed apprentice, a commercial applicator, a private applicator, a public applicator, or a pesticide consultant. Learning materials in this course include information covered in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
This online Personal Protective Equipment course is approved for Oregon Department of Agriculture's pesticide applicator recertification credit.
IMPORTANT: Final grade reporting to the state will include grades released as of December 31. Our system takes 24 hours for grades to release, so to ensure your grade will be counted toward the calendar year, you will need to complete the final quiz no later than December 30.
Kaci Buhl is an Associate Professor of Practice at Oregon State University (OSU). She coordinates the Statewide Pesticide Safety Education Program, working to educate professional pesticide applicators. On the national level, Ms. Buhl is the Deputy Director of the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative, which creates pesticide manuals, exams, and other resources for professionals. She studied integrated pest management (IPM) at Michigan State University and previously coordinated the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC).
Miranda is the Pesticide Safety Educator at the Pesticide Safety Education Program at Oregon State University. Her background includes teaching biology, animal science and healthcare courses at the college level. Miranda brings to PSEP her expertise in online curriculum and course design that aims to provide quality online continuing education for pesticide applicators around the state.
Miranda is an OSU alumna with a background in Biology, Chemistry, and Toxicology. She brings to PSEP over a decade of experience in adult education, including online education and curriculum design. Miranda currently develops and coordinates online recertification courses, assists with webinar course planning, and is working on a new pre-licensing program to help applicators prepare for their certification exams. She is passionate about creating inclusive and accessible learning opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and native languages.