Continuing Education

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The Licensing, Certification, and Continuing Education Programs moved offices in May 2020.

The CE Program’s phone number for CE course sponsor questions is now 916-603-7792. The CE mailing address will remain the same:

Cashier
ATTN: CE
Department of Pesticide Regulation
P.O. Box 1379
Sacramento, California 95812

In general, it is best if you mail CE applications or other non-email correspondence to us at the address in lieu of dropping them off in person. Should you need to meet in person with a CE Program staff member, please email (CEmail@cdpr.ca.gov) to schedule a time for us to meet at the CalEPA Bldg in Downtown Sacramento.

Licensing News

Letter to Licensees and Continuing Education Sponsors Regarding Assembly Bill 1480, PDF – Details recent changes to sections of the California Food and Agricultural Code and how the Licensing Program has taken action.

Letter to all CE Sponsors about topics that can be approved for CE


Continuing Education (CE) Program Mailing Address: DPR has a P.O. Box dedicated specifically for CE. The intent of using a dedicated P.O. Box is to increase the potential for CE Approval Request Applications to arrive quickly for review. U.S. Postal Service is recommended because it eliminates the need for signatures from the 'recipient' that a shipping company can require which delays delivery to DPR. Please use the following address via U.S. Postal Service when mailing in the CE application form, payment, and supplemental materials:

Cashier
ATTN: CE
Department of Pesticide Regulation
P.O. Box 1379
Sacramento, California 95812

Contact CE:

For questions about the CE program:
CEmail@cdpr.ca.gov
Phone: 916-603-7792

License Holders

Licenses and certificates cannot be renewed unless the holder has completed certain minimum continuing education hours focused on pesticides or pest management within each two-year license or certificate period.

License or certificate holders with questions should contact the Licensing Program at LicenseMail@cdpr.ca.gov or by phone at 916-445-4038. Please note that DPR does not track CE hours obtained by DPR license and certificate holders and all license and certificate holders are required to keep records from CE course sponsors that verify their CE attendance hours. These records may be requested by DPR at any time.

CE Course Sponsors

CE sponsors must submit a $45 fee, a "Continuing education approval request application" form, and a comprehensive course agenda to DPR at least 30 days before the course date. Applications will not be processed without the fee. All CE courses must be approved before the course takes place. Additional fees are not required for course dates and locations when the same DPR-approved agenda is presented. However, sponsors must submit the additional dates and locations to DPR using the "Continuing education additional course date request" form. Information about changes to an approved course agenda, such as date, location, or speaker, must be submitted to DPR, but does not require an additional fee.

Forms and templates for CE course sponsors

Resources for CE course sponsors