Training and Certification Course Descriptions

Pest Management Certification

Course #: J3AZR3E453 02AA

Target Audience: Individuals who need DoD Pesticide Applicator certification in all categories. 

Course Description: Four-week training course that meets the basic requirement for initial certification training under DoD 4l50.7-P. Course completion with the minimum passing scores satisfies the formal training and testing requirements for initial certification in the core phase, categories 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8. This course DOES NOT satisfy the OJT and correspondence course requirements for certification. All DoD personnel who have held DoD certification in one or more pest control categories but cannot meet the requirements for triennial re-certification, according to DoD 4l50.7-P, are eligible to attend. Personnel who possess current certification are NOT eligible to attend this course. The school provides the results of training to the appropriate MAJCOM or other service's certifying official. College credit for AF personnel is nine (9) semester hours.

Prerequisites: n/a

Army Course Information:

  1. Welcome Letter
  2. Funding Memo
  3. Requests for Reservations
  4. 3838 Form

Core Certification

Course #: B-322-1070

Target Audience: Individuals who need DoD Pesticide Applicator certification.  Open to Military and Civilians of the Armed Forces. Specifically designed for, but not limited to, personnel assigned to pest control duties.

Course Description: A training prerequisite for individual categories, the course curriculum is based upon the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's requirements.  Core training in 1) the general format and terminology of the pesticide label and labeling; 2) pesticide safety; 3) potential environmental consequences of the use and misuse of pesticides; 4) pest biology, habits and recognition, and the recognition of pest damage; 5) pesticide, formulations and their characteristics; 6) equipment types, maintenance and calibration; 7) application techniques; and 8) laws and regulations.

Prerequisites: Consult with your Command Entomologist.  Some personnel may be required to complete correspondence training prior to attendance.

Phase II Certification Vegetation Management (Categories 2, 3, 5, 6)

Course #: B-322-1071

Target Audience: Individuals who need DoD Pesticide Applicator certification.  Open to Military and Civilians of the Armed Forces. Specifically designed for, but not limited to, personnel assigned to pest control duties.

Course Description: Provides certification training in control of weeds and pests of plants.  Course curriculum is based upon the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's requirements.  Individuals completing this course are eligible to take examinations in any or all of the following categories: 2-Forest; 3-Ornamental and Turf; 5-Aquatic; 6-Right-of-Way.  Category 2 includes training for forests: forest nurseries, forest seed production, and special concerns in the forest environment; Category 3 trains for pesticide problems associated with the production and maintenance of ornamental trees, shrubs, plantings and turf; Category 5 trains for special problems associated with the use of pesticides in fresh water; Category 6 trains for herbicide use across a wide variety of environments, especially right-of-way.  Note: Golf course applicators may complete this phase and not continue on to Phase III.

Prerequisites: Completion of Core Phase.  Consult with your Command Entomologist.  Some personnel may be required to complete correspondence training prior to attendance.

DoD Pesticide Applicator Certificate Refresher Course (Categories 7 & 8)

Course #: B-322-0017

Target Audience: For Department of Defense Pesticide Applicators whose Category 8 certifications have expired, training and DoD Pesticide Applicator certification in Core and Category 8 (Public Health) are offered in a single combined course to regain certification and refresh skills and knowledge in general competencies in principles and practices of pest control and safe use of pesticides, per 40 CFR 171.4(b), and specific competencies in the areas of public health pest control, per 40 CFR 171.4(c)(7)-(8) and DoD 4150.07-M, Volume 1.

Course Description: This course is specifically designed for U.S. Navy military and civilian personnel who have previously been certified in DoD Pesticide Applicator Core and Category 8, per DoD 4150.07-M, Volume 1. This course provides professional-level training in 1] general format and terminology of the pesticide label and labeling; 2] pesticide safety; 3] potential environmental consequences of the use and misuse of pesticides; 4] pest biology, habits & recognition and recognition of pest damage; 5] pesticide, formulations and their characteristics; 6] equipment types, maintenance and calibration; 7] application techniques; and 8] laws and regulations. Individuals successfully completing this course are eligible to take examinations in DoD Pesticide Applicator Core and Category 8 (Public Health) to successfully regain a current valid certification status.

Prerequisites: OTHER Military and Civilian having held DoD Pesticide Applicator certification in Core and Category 8 per DoDINST 4150.07, DoD 4150.07-M, Volume 1. Civilian personnel should also submit request via a cognizant Division Entomologist, Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Interested persons should be aware that this course only certifies in Core and Category 8. Contact NECE or NEPMU training personnel with questions. See CANTRAC "Special Information" for funding statements.

Pest Management Recertification

Target Audience: Individuals who need DoD Pesticide Applicator Recertification. Open to Military and Civilians of the Armed Forces.

Course Description:

(1) DoD Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training Course (FIFRA) is a 40 hrs course in English language. It includes core phase, phase I (categories 3, 5, 6), and phase II (categories 7, 8) recertification training and tests. Course applicants need to possess a valid FIFRA certification issued by an AFPMB-accredited certifying official.  Contractors may attend on a space-availability basis.
 

(2) DoD Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training Course (Non-FIFRA) is a 40 hrs course in English, German, or other language. It includes core phase, phase I (categories 3, 5, 6), and phase II (categories 7, 8) recertification training and tests. Lessons may be adapted to local requirements. Translation of lessons or tests may be utilized as appropriate. Course applicants need to possess a valid Non-FIFRA certification issued by an AFPMB-accredited certifying official.  Contractors may attend on a space-availability basis.
 

Prerequisites: Consult with your Command Entomologist.

Army Course Information:

  1. Welcome Letter
  2. Funding Memo
  3. Requests for Reservations
  4. 3838 Form
Medical Entomology and Pest Management Technology (Reserve Training)

Course #: B-322-1050

Target Audience: Reservists who need initial pest management training for certification in category 8.

Course Description: Acquaints reserve personnel with the biology and management of medically important arthropods and the epidemiology of diseases transmitted.  Certification: on a case by case basis, can provide initial certification for PMT’s only with elapsed DoD Category 8 certificates.

Prerequisites: All military personnel on active duty for 14 days training.

Aerial Application of Pesticides

Course #: AAP-001

Target Audience: Individuals who may potentially conduct or oversee aerial spray projects. 

Course Description: This course is one-week and addresses the tenets and methodologies for aerial application of pesticides, with an emphasis on operational aspects and military applications. The primary scope of the course includes general principles, legal aspects, contracts, map types and preparation, spray system calibrations, aerial spray math, DoD spray systems, meteorological effects, occupational health and safety, operations and mission support, disease control, pilot’s view, private applicator’s view, environmental aspects, computer modeling, swath and droplet characterization, pesticide monitoring, public relations, contingency wartime usage, spill prevention and containment, and other pertinent operational issues involving the use of aerial spray. The course features guest lecturers from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, private applicator firms, and other government agencies. It is offered once each year.

Prerequisites: Personnel MUST have completed core certification training and appropriate category(s) training prior to taking this course.

Enrollment Form

DoD Pest Management Recertification

Course #: B-322-1074

Target Audience: Civilian and military personnel holding current DoD pesticide applicator certificates.  For Navy and PHCR-E courses, PCQAE/PCPAR/IPMCs may also attend to obtain refresher training.

Course Description: This is a one week refresher course for civilian pest management and military preventive medicine personnel holding current DoD pesticide applicator certificates.  Successful completion of the course results in an additional three-year certification.  The focus of the course is to provide up-to-date information on all subject matter covered in the initial certification.

Note: The Navy and PHCR-E course offers both recertification training for certified personnel and refresher training for PCQAE/PCPAR/IPMCs. Additionally, Pesticide Applicators who only need recertification in categories 3, 5, and 6 may attend just the first three days of the class (Navy and PHCR-E course ONLY).

Prerequisites: Personnel must have previously attended initial training and be currently certified.  Once the initial certification or any subsequent recertification expires, successful completion of initial certification training is the only way to regain certification to apply pesticides.

DoD Pest Management Quality Assurance Evaluator/Installation Pest Management Coordinator Course (Initial Training)

Target Audience: Installation Pest Management Quality Assurance Evaluators and Installation Pest Management Coordinators. Additionally, environmental and natural resources personnel, contract administrators, writers, or other personnel who are involved with or provide oversight of pesticide operations should consider taking this course for audit. Installation operations that may use pesticides include turf management, fence line weed control, ornamental plantings management, general pest control, wood preservation, aquatic weed management, and forest pest suppression.

Course Description: This is a five-day course tailored to 1) Quality Assurance Evaluators (QAE's) who monitor and evaluate pest management contract management services on DOD installations but do not apply or directly supervise pesticide application themselves; 2) Installation Pest Management Coordinators (IPMC's) who are responsible for coordinating all aspects of the installations integrated pest management (IPM) program on behalf of the garrison commander. Successful completion of the course results in a three-year accreditation (not certification). The focus of the course is to provide general information on all aspects of pest management, contract administration, and oversight of DoD IPM programs.

Note: For Navy course ONLY, IPMC topics are covered on the final day of training.  PMQAEs can attend the first four days of the Navy course and omit the final day.   

Prerequisites: n/a

Army Course Information:

  1. Welcome Letter
  2. Funding Memo
  3. Requests for Reservations
  4. 3838 Form
Operational Entomology Training

Course #: B-322-1077

Target Audience: Preventive Medicine Technicians

Course Description: Advanced vector-borne disease management in contingency situations.  Recertification as a DoD Pesticide Applicator in Category 8 – Public Health, is available as part of the course.  Geographic distribution of vector-borne disease threats; the philosophy of operational public health pest management; mastery of surveillance and control equipment and material; interpreting surveillance data; introduction to the diversity of biology and habits of vector species worldwide; mastery of vector control mathematics; planning and execution of arthropod and vertebrate pest management programs; accessing relevant information; team-based scenario solutions and field exercises.

Prerequisites: Course B-322-0012, PMT, and/or Course B-322-1050; or EPA Pesticide Applicator certification in Category 8, Public Health Pest Control; or responsibility within DoD, through training or position, for the oversight of deployed preventive medicine personnel.  Civilian personnel submit request via cognizant Division Entomologist, Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

Air Force Operational Entomology Course Information: Operational Entomology is a five day course that builds individual capabilities to perform surveillance and control for disease vectors that significantly impact military missions during war or operations other than war. Emphasis is placed on preventing vector-borne disease morbidity and mortality. Instruction includes vector biology, vector- borne disease, surveillance techniques, risk assessment, and control strategies.  Operational Entomology provides academic instruction, practical exercises and field experience.

Target Audience: E-4 or higher Public Health Technicians in 7 level up-grade training, Civil Engineering Technicians, and when applicable Public Health Officers.  (International students are authorized)

For additional information about the course, contact the course director,  1st Lt Theodore Schneski.  To request a seat in the course, Public Health and Medical Personnel should contact SMSgt Erica Gage, while interested Civil Engineer Pest Management Personnel should contact their MAJCOM Training Manager.  

Shipboard Pest Management (Navy only)

Course #: B-322-1075

Target Audience: HM, MS.  Civilian personnel submit request via cognizant Division Entomologist, Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

Course Description: Pest management training tailored to the shipboard environment.  One day of classroom instruction followed by a visit to attendees’ ships for the field training requirement.  Course curriculum includes: Responsibilities for pest control aboard Naval vessels; preparation for pesticide treatment, pesticide and safety, respiratory control program, biology, survey and control of cockroaches, stored products pests, rodents, bedbugs, lice, flies, and mosquitoes

Prerequisites: n/a

Pest Management Apprentice Course (AF only)

Course #: J3ABR3E433 00AA

Target Audience: 3E4X3, Pest Mgt Air Force Specialty

Course Description: A 6-week, course that trains initial skills enlisted personnel. It awards the 3-skill level for the 3E4X3, Pest Mgt Air Force Specialty. HQ Air Staff and HQ AETC provide quota management. In addition to providing requirements specified in DoD 4150.7-P, this course provides training on Air Force Civil Engineer organizational structure and management, contingency operations, as well as hazardous waste handling procedures. The apprentice course offers Air Force graduates 13 semester hours towards a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) degree.

Prerequisites: n/a

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