30 HOUR DEC ELIGIBILITY: 8 – PUBLIC HEALTH
This course will allow a student who is NOT licensed to sit for the New York State DEC Core exam and Category 8 – Public Health Pest Control exam to become a licensed Technician. This course is NOT designed to allow licensed technicians or applicators to add a category to their license. If you have any questions, please call us at 845-481-4048.
After purchasing this course, a link will automatically be sent to your email and you can start immediately. Please follow the instructions carefully so that you get credit for the course. This course is in a Distance Learning format and approved by the NYSDEC as an Eligibility Course required to sit for the Pesticide Technician’s examination. NOTE: As per the NYSDEC, the student MUST complete this course within 6 MONTHS of the day they start the course. Quizzes are given at the end of each section to enhance the student’s learning. This course is narrated and self-paced, with high quality images of insect and animal species as well as equipment.
PLEASE NOTE: As per NYS law, you can only spend a maximum of 7.5 hours in this course per day. You must have your original certificate to take the NYSDEC exam. Please take the USPS into account when scheduling your exam. Certificates are mailed daily.
Before sitting for the NYS DEC Technician exam, you will need a Core Manual and a Category Manual. These can only be purchased through Cornell Cooperative Extension by calling (844) 688-7620 or visiting their website at https://store.cornell.edu/books/cornell-cooperative-ext-pmep-manuals?show=48.
If you have been convicted of a felony and would like to become a Certified Pesticide Applicator in NYS, please contact the NYSDEC at (518) 402-8748 for further instructions.