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Pesticide Applicator: Pesticide Transport, Storage, and Security - Methods to Reduce Risk

Security, storage, and transport are all important aspects of responsible pesticide use.

Storage and transport of pesticides are when serious accidents are most likely to occur. 

Pesticide applicators must know the situations that increase the risk of accidents and have strategies to reduce that risk.

Pesticide Transport

In this online pesticide transport course, you'll learn all about how to move and store pesticides safely. You can reduce the risk of harming yourself and others by knowing how to transport and store pesticides correctly.

Safe storage of pesticides can keep you safe, and also save you and your company money.

Course Overview

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • State what precautions to take before transporting pesticides
  • Summarize what the label says about legally disposing of unwanted pesticides
  • List the steps to take to restrict access to pesticides
  • Explain how to create a safe and secure storage area
  • Describe how to properly store pesticides
  • Discuss how to reduce the amounts of stored by controlling inventory
  • Explain how to maintain the integrity of pesticide containers

Earning Oregon Applicator CEU's

To earn pesticide recertification credits, this ODA-approved course must be completed in the following order:

  1. Statement of Identity
  2. Lesson
  3. Final Review

This course is self-paced and does not have an instructor.

Pesticide Recertification Credit

The following courses are currently approved by Oregon Department of Agriculture for Pesticide Certification and license renewal:

The following courses are currently approved by Idaho State Department of Agriculture: 

At this time our online courses are not approved for Washington state recertification. 

Interested in on-site pesticide recertification courses?
Click here for details.

IMPORTANT: Final grade reporting to the state will include grades released as of December 31. Our system takes 24 hours for grades to release, to ensure your grade will be counted toward the calendar year, you need to complete the final quiz no later than December 30.

Each of our courses in the Pesticide Applicator series can also count as Continuing Education Hours for the Oregon State Landscape Contractors Board.

On demand. Coming soon.
1 hour
price (2)
Additional Information:
1 CORE ODA pesticide credit.


Kaci Buhl

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).

Jessica Green
Jessica Green is the outreach coordinator for PSEP, and has worked in agricultural pest management at Oregon State since 2012. She has designed and conducted many pesticide trials and is a contributing author and editor for the PNW Insect and Weed Management Handbooks. Ms. Green has specific training in adult education and how to make learning accessible to diverse audiences. She worked on the development team to finalize these training materials and format them into an easy, self-paced, e-learning format. 

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