Arkansas Pesticide Operator – Structural and Ornamental


Number of Hours: 6

Course Offered Until: 01/01/2023

This course has been approved for recertification credit in all structural and ornamental categories by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, Plant Industries Division.

Arkansas Pest Control Operators must attend an Arkansas Department of Agriculture approved recertification once every three years. For the course to be approved for recertification it  must cover the following topics:

  1. Safety – labeling, protective gear, pesticide handling, first aid, toxicity, symptoms of poisoning, etc. (i.e., anything else that can be safety oriented)

  2. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) – pest identification/biology, scouting/inspecting, alternative methods of control (non-pesticide, baits, etc.)

  3. Application Equipment and/or Methods of Applications – types of equipment, different methods of application, calibration, and equipment precautions, etc.

  4. Environmental Concerns – waste/container disposal, clean-up, ground/surface water protection, drift (if applicable), and wildlife protection (if applicable)

  5. Laws and Regs. – updates on pertinent laws and regulations, certification/recertification requirements, etc.

Topics for this course include:

  • Pesticide Safety, Hazards and First Aid

  • Integrated Pest Management

  • Calibrating Spray Equipment

  • Pesticide Spray Drift

  • Water Contamination by Pesticides

  • Understanding Pesticide Labels

  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act

For additional licensing requirements, please contact the state at:

All Star Training has online, continuing education courses for pest control professionals. Our online courses are cheaper than the competition, self-paced and easy to use. All our online courses are state-approved by  Arkansas and meet the requirements for license renewal or continuing education credits. So if you are working in Arkansas and need exterminator renewal courses on pest control, spray equipment, insecticides, fungicides, and classes on topics like carpenter ants, beetles, cotton pests, cockroaches, termites, mosquitoes and complying with laws of the Environmental Protection agency (EPA), and FIFRA, there is no better choice than All Star Training!

*You have up to 90 days to complete the course or until the expiration date of the course. The expiration date is listed in the course description and is set by the state licensing board.