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Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE)

The Navy Entomology Center of Excellence is located onboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, Building 937, Child Street, about 2 blocks south of Birmingham Street. Click here to find out more about NECE and to sign up for courses being offered.

Training

Description

Pesticide Applicator Certification: Core Certification

Core Certification (Course #: B-322-1070)

Target Audience: Individuals who require 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: This course is a pre-requisite for individual certification categories and is based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's requirements. The course emphasizes: 1) understanding the pesticide label; 2) pesticide safety; 3) environmental consequences of pesticide use/misuse; 4) pest biology and identification; 5) pesticide formulations and characteristics; 6) pesticide dispersal equipment, maintenance and calibration; 7) pesticide 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.

Request a Quota: Contact NECE’s Training Department at NECE-TrainingDept@med.navy.mil

DOD Pesticide Applicator certification: Phase II Certification

Phase II Certification (Categories 2, 3, 5, 6) (Course #: B-322-1071)

Target Audience: Individuals who require DOD Pesticide Applicator certification in Categories 2 (Forest), 3 (Ornamental and Turf), 5 (Aquatic), and 6 (Right-of-Way). Available 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 plant pests. 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; and 6-Right-of-Way.

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

Request a Quota: Contact NECE’s Training Department at NECE-TrainingDept@med.navy.mil

DOD Pesticide Applicator certification: Phase III Certification

Phase III Certification: (Categories 7 and 8) (Course #: B-322-1072)

Target Audience: Individuals who require DOD Pesticide Applicator certification in Category 7 (Industrial, Institutional, Structural, & Health Related Pest Control) and Category 8 (Public Health Pest Control). 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 for chemical and non-chemical management of pests of public health importance. 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: Industrial, Institutional, Structural, & Health Related Pest Control) and Category 8 (Public Health Pest Control).

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

Request a Quota: Contact NECE’s Training Department at NECE-TrainingDept@med.navy.mil

DOD Pest Management Recertification

DOD Pest Management Recertification (Course #: B-322-1074)

Target Audience: Civilian and military personnel holding current DOD pesticide applicator certificates. For Navy 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 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.

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 required.

Request a Quota: Contact NECE’s Training Department at
NECE-TrainingDept@med.navy.mil

 

Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit 2 (NEPMU-2)

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Training

Description

Food Safety Managers

This course includes basic food microbiology, causes and prevention of food-borne illnesses, sanitary standards; health standards for food service personnel, food inspection and storage, and pest control.

Lab Identification of Malaria

Provide instruction in the performance of malaria laboratory testing, and species identification. Topics include collection of blood specimens, preparation of slices for staining, staining procedures, and interpretation of blood smears.

Navy Ship Sanitation Certificate Program

Provide instruction in the Navy Ship Sanitation Certificate Program, shipboard organization, and the knowledge and skills to conduct Shipboard Sanitation Certification inspections and issue appropriate Ship Sanitation Certificates.

Shipboard Pest Management

Course 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.

 

Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit 5 (NEPMU-5)

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Training

Description

DoD Pest Management Initial Category 8 Certification

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DoD Pest Management Recertification

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BUMED Shipboard Pest Management

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BUMED Ship Sanitation Certificate Program (SSCP)

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Operational Entomology Training

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Food Safety Managers/ Contact NEPMU-5 for course descriptions and other information.Supervisors

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Laboratory Identification of Malaria

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Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit 6 (NEPMU-6)

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Training

Description

Shipboard Pest Management

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Food Service Supervisor

/Manager Instructor Certification

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Food Service Supervisor

/Manager Instructor Certification

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Ship Sanitation Certificate Program

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Environmental Health

Training

Description

Risk Communication

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DOEHRS-IH Sustainment Training

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DOEHRS-IH Refresher Training

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OEM Hearing Conservation Program Training

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Occupational Health Nursing Training

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Spirometry Training

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Population Health: Health Promotion and Wellness

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Preventive Medicine: Program and Policy Support

Contact the Expeditionary Platforms Department at NMCPHCPTS-ExpeditionaryPlatforms@med.navy.mil for specific information about courses.

Training

Description

OESHA Training

EPD possesses the unique skill set necessary to effectively train and provide authoritative consultation on all phases of the OEHSA process. This high level of training provided by EPD prepares preventive medicine personnel to produce scientifically valid and defensible OEHSA.

DRSi Training

We provide training guides and videos for disease surveillance. Click here to find out more about DRSi and access the on-demand training provided .