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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 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.

 

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 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.

 

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

Target Audience: Civilian and military personnel holding current DOD category 8 pesticide applicator certificates.

Course Description: This is a three-day recertification 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.

 

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

Target Audience: Preventive Medicine Technicians and Entomologists

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: Pesticide Applicator certification in Category 8, Public Health Pest Control. Civilian personnel submit request via cognizant Division Entomologist, Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

 

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

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

Course Description: This one and one-half day course provides pest management training tailored to the shipboard environment. 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. For U.S. Navy medical personnel, successful completion results in four-year certification as a Shipboard Pest Management Specialist.

Prerequisites: n/a

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