If your pesticide applicators license expires on October 31, 2021, there are only a few days left to earn the continuing education units (CEUs) you need to maintain your license. Information on how to check the status of your license and CEUs is included at the bottom of this post. Be aware that 100% of your CEUs can be earned online if your license expires October 31, 2021 or 2022. Those in need of last-minute credits should check out the Rutgers Pest Management website (below) for a list of NJDEP-approved online recertification courses. Note that these courses are self-paced and have associated fees.
Pesticide applicator licenses have a 5-year recertification cycle during which applicators must earn CEUs to maintain their license: 8 CORE units plus 16 units for each category (e.g. PP2, 1A, etc.). Traditionally, applicators were permitted to earn no more than 25% of their CEUs online; however, the pandemic has disrupted in-person course offerings. In response, NJDEP now permits applicators whose license expires on October 31, 2021 or 2022 to earn 100% of their CEUs online.
To determine when your license expires, see the classes you’ve taken, and learn how many credits you’ve accrued for this recertification cycle, follow these steps:
- Go to www.pcpnj.org
- Scroll to the bottom of the page. Under heading About Us click on “Pesticides”
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and “Click here to view Links…”
- Under the heading Online Payments and Reports, click “Online Reports”
- Scroll down page and click on one of the following reports:
- “Private Certified Pesticide Applicators – Specific Information” (Requires last four digits of SS#, DOB, & License #)
- “Commercial Certified Pesticide Applicators – Specific Information” (Requires last four digits of SS#, DOB, & License #)