Course Number: 091266-7D

This course has been approved by the Delaware Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Compliance. The course has been approved for 1 credit in the following category: 7D.  This course may be taken only once during a 3-year period.

For Private Applicators in Delaware, the reexamination requirement may be satisfied without taking a test, if the applicator provides the Department with evidence that a minimum of 3 hours of approved continuing education courses have been completed.

Major Topics: 

  • Introduction to Wood and Methods of Applying Preservatives
  • Advantages of Wood
  • Disadvantages of Wood
  • Different Uses for Treated Wood
  • Do It Yourself (DIY) Projects  
  • Treated Wood Provides Protection from: Biological deterioration, Fungi, Insects & Marine borers
  • Preservative Treating Processes
  • Classification of American Woods with Respect to Heartwood Penetrability     
  • Effect of Treatment on Penetration: Treating Schedule for the Full Cell (Bethell) Process, Treating Schedule of the Lowry (empty cell) Process, Treating Schedule of the Rueping (empty cell) Process, Conceptual Diagram of CCA Pressure-Treating Facility
  • Safer Alternatives
  • Safety precautions

Check DDA for current Delaware requirements-