Commercial Applicators

Training Programs

NOTE: 

Pesticide training provided by Purdue Pesticide Programs is required to follow guidelines established by Purdue University for the COVID-19 virus. The Protect Purdue Plan is a comprehensive strategy to keep the campus AND community safe by limiting the spread of COVID-19. It is driven by science and the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Indiana State Department of Health and other scientific organizations. Pesticide training WILL continue the mandatory face mask covering and 6 feet apart.

Depending on the pesticide category, applicants requiring Indiana certification have three options. Option 1 is our core and category classroom training sessions conducted by experienced instructors going over the materials in the training manuals. Option 2 are eLearning courses that provide online instruction from speakers with practical experience augmented by photographs, videos and activities. Option 3 is where the applicant self-studies with the training manual and take the exam only through Metro Institute’s remote sites.


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.

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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.

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