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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

 

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.

  • Category 2 (Forest): For pest management professionals involved with or responsible forest administration to include forest nurseries, forest seed production, and other management issues.
  • Category 3 (Ornamental and Turf): For pest management professionals involved with or responsible for the production and maintenance of ornamental trees, shrubs, plantings and turf
  • Category 5 (Aquatic): For pest management professionals involved with or responsible for controlling pestiferous species in fresh water environments
  • Category 6 (Right-of-Way): For pest management professionals responsible for weed control/invasive plants primarily in “right-of-way” environments.
  • Note: Golf course applicators may complete this phase and not continue on to Phase III.

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

 

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 (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

 

Medical Entomology and Pest Management Technology (Reserve Training) (Course #: B-322-1050)

Target Audience: Reservists who meet the necessary requirements.

Course Description: Acquaints reserve personnel with the biology and management of medically important arthropods and the epidemiology of diseases transmitted. Certification: on a case by case basis, can provide initial certification for PMT’s only with elapsed DOD Category 8 certificates.

Prerequisites: All military personnel on active duty for 14 days training.

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

 

Operational Entomology Training (Course #: B-322-1077)

Target Audience: Preventive Medicine Technicians

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.

Prerequisites: Course B-322-0012, PMT, and/or Course B-322-1050; or EPA Pesticide Applicator certification in Category 8, Public Health Pest Control; or responsibility within DOD, through training or position, for the oversight of deployed preventive medicine personnel. Civilian personnel submit request via cognizant Division Entomologist, Naval Facilities Engineering Command

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

 

Shipboard Pest Management (Course #: B-322-1075)

Target Audience: Shipboard Medical Department, Food Service and Supply Personnel.

Course Description: Pest management training tailored to the shipboard environment. One day of classroom instruction followed by a visit to attendees’ ships for the field training requirement. 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

Prerequisites: n/a

Request a Quota: Contact NECE’s Fleet Support Department at:

NECE-FleetSupport@med.navy.mil