COMMERCIAL APPLICATORS - Training Programs
Depending on the pesticide category, applicants requiring Indiana certification have three options. Option 1 are eLearning courses that provide online instruction from speakers with practical experience augmented by photographs, videos and activities. Option 2 is where the applicant self-studies with the training manual. Option 3 is classroom training sessions conducted by experienced instructors going over the materials in the training manuals.
No matter what method is selected to study and prepare, certification exams must be taken at Metro Institute’s remote sites.
Registered Technician Training
Any person who is not a certified and licensed applicator but is using pesticides under the off-site supervision of a certified applicator is required to be a registered technician (RT). Individuals seeking technician registration can attend Registered Technician Training, or Core training. A certification exam is not required to become a Registered Technician. For explanation of certification requirements: How Do I Become a Registered Technician
Purdue Pesticide Programs offers training sessions to become a Registered Technician, RT. Attendance is required for the entire training session. Minimum age: 18 years old.
Category 7b Termite Control Brochure
The Category 7b Termite Control workshop is a two-day, hands-on program designed to introduce termite control operators to the fundamentals of wood destroying pest identification and biology, pest inspection and reporting, treatment techniques on common foundation types, and the use and calibration of application equipment. Participation in the workshop is a requirement for all for-hire, termite control operators.
Category 3b Pest Management and Lawn Maintenance Brochure
The Pest Management and Lawn Maintenance workshop is a two-day, hands-on program designed to introduce lawn care operators to the fundamentals of turfgrass growth, fertility, and weed management, and the use and calibration of application equipment. Participation in the workshop meets the State Chemist’s lawn care experience requirement towards certification in Category 3b. This program fills up quickly, so sign up early.