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Recertification

A six (6) hour recertification program for recertifying applicators is not required in the last year of the certification cycle. Recertification programs DO NOT need to contain material from the pesticide training areas but should strive to be relevant to the interest of the target audience. More credits will be offered when related to pesticide core training areas. Applicators do not need to accrue credits in each of the subject areas in order to qualify for recertification.

*It is a private applicator's responsiblity to expect private applicator credits from attending only programs that are approved for Montana private applicator credits. Montana commerical pesticide credits or pesticide credits from another state doesn't constitute a Montana private applicator credit award.

The guiding principle towards assigning private applicator credits to a program is if the topic(s) will contribute to the competence in the use and handling of pesticides by a private applicator (40 CFR 171).

Continuing education units (CEU) are credits granted for the attendance and successful completion of an approved training or educational workshop or seminar held for the recertification of private pesticide applicator license. The term "credits" and "points" is used synonymously with CEU. In general, 45 minutes to one hour of instruction equals one CEU.

Private applicator CEUs are awarded based on the following guidelines:

  • Product sales and chemical update meetings may be awarded 0.5 CEU for every hour of contact time. These meetings may receive more CEUs if the agenda can show that the information being conveyed will contribute to the competence in the use and handling of pesticides by a private applicator. If a meeting agenda is incomplete or vague, there may be no CEUs given. 
    • In order to receive four (4) CEUs, a program must contain three hours of pesticide related information and one hour on one of the following 6 core topics: private applicator license, reading the product label, IPM, pesticide laws, pesticide safety, environmental concerns, or calibration.
    • For five (5) CEUs, a program must contain three hours of pesticide related information and two hours on two of the following 6 core topics: private applicator license, reading the product label, IPM, pesticide laws, pesticide safety, environmental concerns, or calibration.
    • For six (6) CEUs, a program must contain three hours of pesticide related information and three hours of information on three of the following 6 core topics: private applicator license, reading the product label, IPM, pesticide laws, pesticide safety, environmental concerns, or calibration.

 

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