Texas Pest Control Courses Online
We offer Texas Pest Control Courses Online for Texas pest control professionals to renew their licenses.When taking one of our Texas Pest Control Courses Online, the process is as follows.
How Our Pest Control CE Courses Work:
Register and pay for one of our courses. This involves creating a username and password.
Next, you will start the course. The first screen will have a vertical listing of the lesson titles for the course you signed up for. In Texas, if you are a commercial applicator, and you signed up for our 5 CEU Online Course, then there will be 5 lesson titles listed vertically in large black and white lettering in the middle of the screen.
Select the first listing and you will be taken to that lesson; it will be a few pages long. Scroll to the bottom of the lesson and in a long, skinny, rectangular box will be the word “Test” followed by the lesson title.
Select (click on) the test to begin the 10 question multiple choice quiz that goes with the lesson. After answering the tenth and final question, find the button at the bottom, right-hand side of the page that is labeled “Finish”.
Click on the “Finish” button to score the quiz and save your answers. A score of 70 or above must be achieved before being allowed to advance to the next lesson. When a person scores a 60 or lower, he is returned to the beginning and must retake the quiz until scoring a 70 or better. There is no limit to how many times a person may retake a quiz.
When a student completes and scores his final quiz, he will be taken to a screen where he can print his continuing education certificate.
Be sure to maintain a copy of your Continuing Education Certificate on file. You will need to show this certificate to the official in the event you are audited.
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Texas Pest Control Lessons We Offer
Some of the Texas Pest Control Lessons we offer in our Texas Pest Control Courses Online are described below. Each lesson has been pre-approved for one continuing education unit (1 CEU) by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). One CEU is considered to be the equivalent of 1 hour of training by the TDA.
Texas Laws and Regulations
Discusses the role of the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Texas Structural Pest Control Service in regulating the use and disposal of pesticides in Texas. The licensing and recertification requirements of individuals using pesticides in the course of their business are addressed and various components of the Texas Pesticide Law, Texas pesticide regulations, state-limited-use pesticides, regulated herbicides, the Texas Structural Pest Control Act, and Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act are discussed.
Federal Pesticide Laws
In this training module, one will learn about the federal laws that regulate the use of pesticides. This would include the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Transportation Safety Act (TSA), Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA Title III), Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Pesticide Safety – Part I
One will learn about the benefits of pesticide use, risks of pesticide use, definition of toxicity, how “toxicity” and “hazard” are not the same thing, pesticide toxicity categories, chronic toxicity, pesticide entry into the body through the skin, mouth, eyes and lungs, applicator safety, training and continuing education, planning for accidents, material safety data sheets (MSDSs), and pesticide labels.
Pesticide Safety – Part II
The benefits and limitations of personal protective equipment including gloves, bodywear, head protection, footwear, eye protection, respiratory equipment and barrier creams are discussed.
There are many different types of dry and liquid pesticide formulations found on the market today. This chapter discusses the advantages and disadvantages of a great many of these.
Pesticide Modes of Action
Some of the more common chemical groups that are used as insecticides, fungicides and for the chemical control of vertebrate pests are discussed. Specifically, their modes of action and some of examples of pesticides belonging to a specific chemical group are presented.
Emergencies, Spills and Misapplications
The actions to take in the event of a pesticide leak, spill, misapplication or fire are presented and the requirements of the Community Right-to-Know Act are discussed.
The actions to take and first aid to administer in the event of a pesticide exposure on one’s skin, clothing or in one’s eyes is discussed, and the first aid to administer in the event a person inhales or swallows a pesticide is presented.
Nonchemical Pest Control Techniques – Part I
Integrated pest management is an approach to pest management that employs multiple tactics to prevent pest problems, suppress pest populations and minimize the use of pesticides. In this training module, one will learn the reasons to practice IPM, the basic steps of an IPM program and the type of actions one can take to prevent or manage an existing pest problem with the hope of reducing the use of chemicals.
Nonchemical Pest Control Techniques – Part II/Wildlife Control
This chapter discusses the nonchemical pest control techniques that can be used for the control of wildlife.