Pest Management Career Training Course

Bug Off Pest Control Center offers Career Training Courses throughout the year. We are dedicated to preparing professionals for success. The Pest Management Career Training Course is for those wishing to become licensed pest management professionals in New York.

Please note: Payment is final for all of our programs.

Course Information

If you can pass this course, you can pass the State Exam!

Next Course:

Wednesday, September 6, 2023


Our graduates are employed by large pest control companies and government agencies while others have established their own successful businesses. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Under no circumstances will registration be allowed at the door. Our Career Training Center is located at 1085 Saint Nicholas Ave, (164-165 St.) in Northern Manhattan. The cost for the full course is $600.00. This fee includes the training manuals. There are no additional charges.

Students must be at least 17 years old to participate in this course. This course consists of classroom lectures, homework assignments, and final exam. A minimum grade of 70 and attendance at all sessions are required to pass. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate which will allow them to sit for the state exams. Students will receive complete information on how to register for the exams.

Presently, the NYS exam fee is $100.00. Once students pass, they will receive a Technician’s license. The 3-year, renewable license fee is $450.00. New York State requires Technicians to work for a Registered Pesticide Business for a minimum of 1 year before they canĀ  upgrade to full Commercial Applicator status.

We encourage you to enroll as soon as registration opens so you don’t miss out.

Course Schedule

Session 1 - Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 6pm to 9:30pm

Overview of Pest Management Operations.
Federal Laws, Regulations, Acts.

Session 2 - Thursday, September 7, 2023, 6pm to 9:30pm

Pests and Pesticides
Formulations, Chemical Classes, Modes of Action

Session 3 - Friday, September 8, 2023, 6pm to 9:30pm

Toxicity of Pesticides
Personal Protection

Session 4 - Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 6pm to 9:30pm

Environmental Considerations
The Label and SDS

Session 5 - Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 6pm to 9:30pm

Equipment Use and Application Techniques
Handling Pesticides

Session 6 - Thursday, September 14, 2023, 6pm to 9:30pm

Insect Classification

Session 7 - Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 6pm to 9:30pm

Stinging Insects

Session 8 - Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 6pm to 9:30pm

Blood Feeders

Session 9 - Thursday, September 21, 2023, 6pm to 9:30pm

Occasional Invaders
Stored Products Pests
Proper Practices in Food-Handling Establishments

Session 10 - Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 6pm to 9:30pm

Domestic Rodents

Session 11 - Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 6pm to 9:30pm

Regulatory Review
Final Exam