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Update to Online Continuing Education Available to License/Certificate Holders

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The CRC provided information about online continuing education courses early in October. More recently, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) approved a course for 4-hours of laws and regulations. The course is $20 as a printed version, free when completed online and available only in 2020. 

Please remember the following:

  • Renewal deadlines for license/certificate holders is December 31, 2020
  • DPR notes renewal packets submitted by November 1 guarantee license/certificate by January 1
    • Submit the renewal soon
  • Licenses/certificates holders renewing every two years include the last names starting with A to L in 2020
Name of OrganizationLicense Type(s)Registration Fees (Yes/No)Weblink
CAPCA EDPCA, QAL, QAC,
CCA, PA
Yes – monthly subscriptionhttps://capca.com/education/
CAPCA On-DemandCCAYes – monthly subscriptionhttps://capca.com/onlinece/
Certified Crop AdviserCCAYes – subscriptionhttps://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/
New: Department of Pesticide RegulationPCA, QAL, QAC,
CCA, PA, Pilots
Yes – $20 to print
No – free if online
https://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/dept/dpr003.pdf
4-hours laws & regs approved only for 2020 (see highlight on link)
Department of Pesticide Regulation (various approved courses)PCA, QAL, QAC,
CCA, PA, Pilots
Yes and No
DPR approved CE
Farm Progress Western Farm PressPCA, QAL, QAC,
CCA, PA
Yes and Nohttps://agceuonline.com/
UC Statewide IPM ProgramPCA, QAL, QAC,
CCA, PA
Yes – early bird prices through October 31http://ipm.ucanr.edu/training/ 
http://rice.ucanr.edu/

Key: CAPCA = California Association of Pest Control Advisers; PCA = Pest Control Adviser; QAL = Qualified Applicator License; QAC = Qualified Applicator Certificate; CCA = Certified Crop Adviser; PA = Private Applicator

Note: online courses provide 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0 hours of continuing education unless the event is similar to a conference. 

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