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A state-issued license to control pests and apply pesticides is required under Nevada state law. Licenses are issued by the Nevada Department of Agriculture. You must complete a general competency exam and a category exam prior to obtain the license.

This 2-day training prepares you to become a professional pest control applicator and pass the license examination. The class explains pest control and pesticide safety concepts. Topics include safe pesticide handling practices, herbicide classification, environmental protection, and noxious weed control. It also prepares you for the G-4 (Terrestial Weed) category examination.

The training program is approved for Nevada Continuing Education Units (CEU’s). For license renewal, twelve credit hours are required in a 4-year period.

Who Should Attend

Attend this class if you prepare, store, handle, or apply pesticides or supervise those who use pesticides. This includes:

  • Road maintenance and construction workers.
  • Current pesticide applicators seeking Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or license renewal.
  • Government agency personnel who need to obtain their pest control license.


Charles Moses recently retired as the Environmental Programs Coordinator for the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA). During his tenure at NDA, Charles was a credentialed Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act inspector and served as agency safety officer and Acting Plant Industry Administrator. He has over 35 years of experience in Pesticide Regulatory, Education, and Training. He also served as Program Manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pesticide Enforcement and Certification Grant and Cooperative Agreement. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and Master of Science degree in Agribusiness.


Pre-registration is required! Complete the below form to register. The registration fee is $60 and is payable by check or credit card.

For check payment, send a check with a copy of your Registration confirmation email to Applied Pavement Technology, Inc., Airport Plaza Office Building, 1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 264, Reno, Nevada 89502, Attn: Tracey Smith. For credit cards (all major types accepted), you may pay using the registration form, or the option on the Training page.

Cancellations must be made one week prior to the workshop to receive a 50% refund.  Substitutions are accepted.  No shows will forfeit their registration fee. For questions, please call 775-420-4811 or email