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Minimum Category Specific Training for Initial Certification Eligibility Courses

30 Hour Courses*

* Minimum of 15 hours of core training required in all 30 Hour Eligibility Courses.

Category Name
Minimum Category
Specific Training Hours
1A Agricultural Plant 8
1B Agricultural Animal 6
1C Companion Animal 5
1D Soil & Agricultural Fumigation 6
2 Forest 6
3A Ornamental & Turf 10
3B Turf 8
3C Interior Plant Maintenance 8
4 Seed Treatment 5
5A Aquatic Vegetation 6

Aquatic Insect

5C Aquatic Fish 6
5D Aquatic Anti-Fouling Paints 4
5E Sewer Line Root Control 5
6A Rights-of-Way Vegetation 8
6B Rights-of-Way Pole Treatments 5
7A Structural Rodent Control 12
7B Fumigation 8
7C Termite Control 8
7D Lumber & Wood Products 6
7F Food Processing 12
7G Cooling Towers 5
8 Public Health 8
9 Regulatory 5
10 Demonstration & Research No initial certification in Category 10
11 Aerial Pilot 6
12 Sales of Restricted Use Products No category specific requirement
in Category 12

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