DPR Continuing Education Opportunities Offered By UC IPM

Oct 23, 2018

DPR license and certificate holders: Renew early! Get those last-minute hours with help from UC IPM

—Cheryl Reynolds, UC Statewide IPM Program

 

Learn about opportunities to receive continuing education hours. October is upon us and before you know it, we'll be wrapped up in the busy holiday season. If you hold a license or certificate from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and have a last name that begins with letters A through L, this is your year to renew. DPR encourages license and certificate holders to avoid the end-of-the-year rush and submit renewal applications by November 1.

 

Early renewal has its advantages. DPR can take up to 60 days to process a renewal application. Submitting applications now not only avoids late fees and gives you time to fix any problems that DPR may find, such as not having enough continuing education (CE) hours to renew, but also ensures that you will have your new certificate or license by the first of the year.

 

Without a renewed license in hand, you are not allowed to use or supervise the use of pesticides after January 1, 2019 until you receive it. You also run the risk of having to retest if there are problems with the renewal application and not enough time to fix them.

 

If you need a few last-minute credits, take a look at the online courses the UC Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM) offers:

 

Laws and Regulations

 

Other

 

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is also offering monthly webinars on specific pest issues for CEUs. More information can be found on the UC Ag Experts Talk website. 

 

Check out the list of DPR-approved continuing education courses. For more information about license renewal, visit DPR's licensing and certification webpage.

 

Learn about pest management and other training opportunities from UC IPM.


By Tammy Majcherek
Editor - Community Educator II
By Cheryl Reynolds
Author