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:

May 2, 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 - Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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

Session 2 - Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Pests and Pesticides
Formulations, Chemical Classes, Modes of Action

Session 3 - Thursday, May 4, 2023

Toxicity of Pesticides
Personal Protection

Session 4 - Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Environmental Considerations
The Label and SDS

Session 5 - Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Equipment Use and Application Techniques
Handling Pesticides

Session 6 - Thursday, May 11, 2023

Insect Classification

Session 7 - Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Stinging Insects

Session 8 - Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Blood Feeders

Session 9 - Thursday, May 18, 2023

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

Session 10 - Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Domestic Rodents

Session 11 - Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Regulatory Review
Final Exam