Training and Education

--DoD Pest Management Courses, Training Locations, Resources and Contacts

The Medical Education and Training Campus
Preventive Medicine Program (Joint 68S.8432)
3488 Garden Avenue, MIF 4
JBSA-FSH, Texas 78234-6402
U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence
3599 Winfield Scott Road, Suite 3508
JBSA-FSH, Texas 78234-6142
U.S. Army Public Health Command - Europe
ATTN: Entomological Sciences Program
Unit 3305
APO AE 09180
U.S. Army Public Health Command - Pacific
ATTN: Entomology Service Line
Unit 45006
APO AP 96343-5006
Naval Facilities Engineering Command-Atlantic
Applied Biology, Code EV51
6506 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23508-1278
POC: Sabra Scheffel
Naval Facilities Engineering Command-Southwest
1220 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92132
POC: Roxanne Burrus
Naval Facilities Engineering Command-Pacific
258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100
Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3134
POC: Makena Mason
Navy Entomology Center of Excellence
Naval Air Station, Box 43
Jacksonville, FL 32212-0043
POC: NECE Training Department
Course Schedule: Download
Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Two
1285 West D Street
Norfolk, VA 23511
Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Five
3235 Albacore Alley
San Diego, CA 92136-5199
Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Six
385 South Avenue, Bldg 618
JBPHH, HI 96860-4983
Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Seven
USPS: PSC 819 Box 67
FPO AE 09645
Or physical: BLDG #55 BASE NAVAL ROTA
Rota, Cadiz, Spain 11530
Air Force 366th Training Squadron
727 Missile Road
Sheppard Air Force Base, TX 76311-2254
POC: Mr. Kerry Bryant
Course Schedule: Download
Air Force Reserve Aerial Spray Unit
910 AW/DOS

(Category 11 Aerial Application Pest Control only)
3976 King Graves Road, Unit 24
Youngstown Air Reserve Station
Vienna, OH 44473-0910
POC:  Lt Col Karl Haagsma
DSN: 330-609-1412, Mobile: 330-301-2737
United States School of Aerospace Medicine
2510 5th Street, Bldg. 840
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7913
POC:  Maj Elizabeth Foley
DSN: 312-798-4129, COMM: 937-938-4129

DoD Pest Management Certification Course (Initial Training)

Course #: Army (6H-F12/322-F12) / Navy (B-322-1070 or 72**) / Air Force (J3AZR3E453 02AC)
Target Audience: All DoD Civilian and Military personnel that need DoD Pesticide Applicator certification in categories Core Phase, Vegetation Management Phase (categories 2, 3, 5, 6), and Public Health/Arthropod & Vertebrate Management Phase (categories 7 & 8**). Contractors may attend on a space available basis (Army).
Prerequisites: N/A
Army Course Description: Three-week training course (120 hours) that meets the basic requirement for initial certification training under DoDI 4150.07. Course completion with the minimum passing scores satisfies the formal training and testing requirements for initial certification in categories 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

DoD Pest Management Recertification Course

Course #: Army (6H-F13/322-F13) / Navy (B-322-1074) / Air Force (J3AWR3E453 01AC)
Target Audience: All DoD Civilian and Military personnel needing DoD Pesticide Applicator Recertification. Contractors may attend on a space available basis (Army).
Prerequisites: Course applicants must possess a valid DoD Pesticide Applicator Certification issued by a MACOM certifying official.
Course Description: One week (40 hours) training course that meets the basic requirements for recertification under DoDI 4150.07. It includes refresher training and certification exams for Core Phase, Vegetation Management Phase (categories 2, 3, 5, 6), and Public Health Phase (categories 7, 8).
Note: For the Navy This is a three-day recertification course for civilian pest management and military preventive medicine personnel holding current DOD pesticide category 8 applicator certification (Public Health). 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.

Aerial Application of Pesticides

Course #: AAP-001
Target Audience: Individuals who may potentially conduct or oversee aerial spray projects.
Prerequisites: Personnel MUST have completed core certification training and appropriate category(s) training prior to taking this course.
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.

DoD Pest Management Quality Assurance Evaluator/Installation Pest Management Coordinator/Performance Assessment Representative

Course #: Army (6H-F33/322-F31) / Navy () / AF ()
Target Audience: All DoD Civilian and Military personnel involved with or interested in Installation Pest Management activities/operations.
Prerequisites: N/A
Course Description: One week (40 hours) course tailored to: 1) Pest Management Quality Assurance Evaluators (PMQAEs) 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 (IPMCs) who are responsible for coordinating all aspects of the installation`s 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 the Navy, the course is now four days, and all topics have been combined.

Pest Management Apprentice Course (Air Force only)

Course #: J3ABR3E433 00AE
Target Audience: 3E4X3, Pest Management Air Force Specialty
Prerequisites: N/A
Course Description: A 6-week, course that trains initial skills enlisted personnel. It awards the 3-skill level for the 3E4X3, Pest Management 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.

Operational Entomology Training (Air Force)

Course #: B3XZOECXX 0A1A
Target Audience: Public Health (PH) Technicians (4E031), Medical Entomologists (43HXE) and CE Pest Management (3E4X3) with priority to members in 7-Level Upgrade Training or to become Fully Qualified (Officers) in AFSC or personnel assigned to mobility positions or from installations with a high risk of vector-borne disease.
Prerequisites: Fully qualified for Worldwide deployment and have no medical conditions limiting full participation in the field portion of the course. Enlisted must be E-4 or higher and officers (Except 43HXE) must be fully qualified in their AFSC and have a minimum of one year of service. Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

For additional information about the course or to request a seat in the course (4E031 Public Health only), contact the course director, SSgt Ashley Spitzer. All others requesting a seat in the course, should contact their unit or MAJCOM training manager. ANG and AF Reserve personnel coordinate attendance through their local unit training managers. NOTE: Central funding is only provided for AF 4E031 and 43HXE attendees, all others must utilize unit funding.

Unit/MAJCOM training managers may contact USAFSAM Registrar, for seat quota/availability information.
Course Description: A five-day course that builds advanced 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. The course consists of lecture, 2.5 days field work and vector identification, culminating in an oral exercise presenting a vector-ecology profile and recommendations for surveillance, control and risk mitigation steps for personnel in a contingency operation setting. Upon completion of course personnel will be prepared to: 1) Identify potentials for vector-borne disease, 2) Apply epidemiology and intelligence gathering principles, 3) Understand & perform different methods of vector surveillance and control, as well as personal protection, 4) Relate vectors with corresponding pathogens/diseases and 5) Conduct pre-deployment planning for PH issues related to vector-borne pathogen risks & mitigation. NOTE: This course does not provide hands-on pesticide use training or certification.

Operational Entomology Training (Navy)

Course #: B-322-1077
Target Audience: Preventive Medicine Technicians and Entomologists
Prerequisites: Pesticide Applicator certification in Category 8, Public Health Pest Control. Civilian personnel submit request via cognizant Division Entomologist, Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
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.

Shipboard Pest Management (Navy Only)

Course #: B-322-1075
Target Audience: Shipboard Medical Department, Food Service and Supply Personnel.
Prerequisites: N/A
Course Description: This one and one-half day course provides pest management training tailored to the shipboard environment. 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. For U.S. Navy medical personnel, successful completion results in four-year certification as a Shipboard Pest Management Specialist.