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CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU) COURSE APPROVAL
There are 3 Categories of CEU; 1 CEU is awarded for each hour of instruction. All must be presented by qualified individuals (as determined by UDAF for course approval).
The three categories of CEU are as follows:
1.) Law - Usually awarded for presentations by UDAF personnel. FIFRA, Utah Pesticide Control Act, disposal, notification, transportation, registration, uses, licensing, worker protection, endangered species, storage, residues and tolerances, emergency planning and right to know, advertising, record keeping, business practices, insurance, training standards, supervision, agriculture chemicals and groundwater, or consumer protection, compliance problems/actions, analysis of violations, and discussions of problems and actions.
2.) Safety - May include courses approved by UDAF for First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and similar instruction. Presentations for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Respirators, Worker Protection Standard (WPS), Label safety requirements and similar topics may be approved.
3.) Use - Will address topics on the use of pesticide, usually in the applicators category of using pesticide. Label information, effectiveness, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and technique will be topics considered.proper mixing and loading ( label requirements, closed systems, adjuvant for drift control, measuring pH of water and other factors, spill prevention, site location and cleanup, contamination prevention, and security), proper application techniques (control of off-target movement, new techniques), equipment calibration and selection, equipment maintenance, storage and disposal, ventilation, rancid excess material, fire prevention, product separation to prevent cross contamination, temperature, demonstration of methods and techniques, principles of host and pest habitat identification, cycles and stages, environmental evaluations of ecology on host and pest biology, economic or aesthetic threshold levels, environmental impact and selection of control methods, comparative effectiveness of management, sampling and surveying techniques, host and pest resistance, effect on host and off target organisms, timing of control alternatives and pest management history, select material and formulation, dosage determination, proper selection and adjuvant for particular job, timing of pesticide application; and alternative practices such as cultural, physical, biological, etc.
Utah Commercial and Non-Commercial Applicators - must obtain 24 CEU to renew/re-certify their non-expired Utah Pesticide Applicator's License. 2 CEU must be in Law, 6 in Safety and 10 in Use, with any combination of 6 for a total of 24.
Utah Private Pesticide Applicators - must obtain 6 CEU. A minimum 1 in Law, 1 in Safety and 1 in Use (combined with any three,for a total of 6) is needed to renew/re-certify a non-expired license
All CEU must be earned during the period the applicators license was valid. Credits can't be earned in the year before it is issued, or after it expires.
TO OBTAIN APPROVAL FOR A MEETING, WORKSHOP, SEMINAR OR OTHER CEU
One unit of credit will be awarded for each hour of approved instructional training. CEU will not be awarded for programs or talks on business management subjects, motivational speeches, personnel management, or non-applicable equipment demonstrations.
The Sponsor will complete the certificates and rolls and retain them in the event an applicator loses them. UDAF will not retain files of CEU events and will not replace lost CEU.
Events held outside of Utah will not be approved, but UDAF will accept re-certification CEU approved by other states. Each individual wishing to re-certify with CEU will maintain their own proof of attendance and an agenda from out-of-state. The proof of attendance from another state, or the course sponsor will be accepted. The applicator will likely need to show UDAF an agenda so that the category of Law, Safety, or Use CEU can be determined.
UDAF reserves approval and rejection of all CEU events and credits at the sole discretion of the Pesticide Program Manager and his designee.