Continuing Education

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Approved and pending continuing education courses

Contact CE

Mailing Address:

Department of Pesticide Regulation
P.O. Box 1379
Sacramento, California 95812
Phone: 916-603-7792

In general, it is best if you mail CE applications or other non-email correspondence to us in lieu of dropping them off in person. Should you need to meet in person with a staff member, please email ( to schedule a time to meet at the CalEPA building in Sacramento.

Licensing News

Certification and Training of Pesticide Applicators (C&T) Regulations,(video) – The proposed action will improve the competency standards for certified applicators using California restricted materials, which includes federally restricted use pesticides (RUPs), and improve standards for CE courses. Please visit our Certification and Training page for additional information.

Letter to Licensees and Continuing Education Sponsors Regarding Assembly Bill 1480, PDF – Details changes to sections of the California Food and Agricultural Code (2018) and DPR enforcement actions for violations that compromised the integrity of the Licensing and Certification Program.

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 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.

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

Forms and Templates for CE Course Sponsors

Resources for CE course sponsors