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Karma Seminars provides Online Continuing Education Units (CEU) for California Pest Control License renewals. Courses are approved by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Learners may select from CEU Bundles or Individual courses for QAL, QAC, PCA, Private Applicator, or Aerial licenses.

Bundles

Continuing Education Hours Required for License and Certificate Holders

Refer to the valid dates listed on your card and the following tables for the required number of CE hours.
**Excess Law hours can be applied to your total number of hours**

CE Requirements for PCA, QAL, and QAC:

QAL or QAC holders with only Categories H, M, N, P, or Q:

CE requirements for Pest Control Aircraft Pilot Certificates:

Pilots are required to complete aerial hours in addition to Law hours as part of their total.

What do I do if I need more hours?

Don’t risk your license. Get your CE hours as soon as possible. There is no grace period for completing required CE hours. If you did not obtain all the required CE before your license/certificate expired, you are not eligible to renew and you must re-test as a new applicant. 

40 Hour PCA Bundle – 40 CEUs

$350.00

$175.00

$33.00

$35.00

$75.00

$35.00

$175.00

Courses

Mosquitos are proven vectors of malaria, yellow fever, dengue, and numerous other diseases. This course reviews common mosquito families found in the United States. Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to: . Identify different mosquito families. . Discuss the difference between the different mosquito families. . Understand the mosquitoes' life cycle, behavior, and habitats. . Communicate and implement mosquito prevention and control measures.
$24
Weed control is important. Methods include hand cultivation with hoes, powered cultivation with cultivators, smothering with mulch or soil solarization, lethal wilting with high heat, burning, or chemical attack with herbicides and cultural methods such as crop rotation and fallowing land to reduce the weed population. At the completion of this course, participants will have knowledge of the following:
$12
An effective weed management program depends on your ability to identify weeds and understand their life cycles. This information is essential for developing a good cultural weed management program. It is also necessary for selecting herbicides and for determining the proper time of year to apply them. After completing this course participants will understand: • Reasons to control turf grass. • Weed Identification. • Weed Life Cycles and Management.
$12
Fumigation is defined as the process of releasing and dispersing a toxic chemical that reaches a targeted pest in the gaseous state. Components of this course include: • Fumigant Overview / Introduction. • Stored grain pests. • Key active ingredients and formulation types. • Safety and Application precautions.
$12
Storing pesticides properly protects human and animal health, safeguards wells and surface waters, and prevents unauthorized access to hazardous chemicals. Proper pesticide waste disposal is an important part of responsible pesticide use. Improper disposal can lead to contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water, causing serious liability problems for the pesticide user, as well as a poor public image.
$12
The value of pollinators to our environment is incalculable. Pollinators visit flowers in search of pollen and/or nectar, and in the process, the pollen grains often stick to their bodies and are carried from flower to flower. In this way, they facilitate the process we call pollination.
$12
Millions of workers are required to wear respirators in various workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. Respirators protect the user in two basic ways. The first is by the removal of contaminants from the air. Respirators of this type include particulate respirators, which filter out airborne particles, and air-purifying respirators with cartridges/canisters which filter out chemicals and gases. Other respirators protect by supplying clean respirable air from another source. Respirators that fall into this category include airline respirators, which use compressed air from a remote source, and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which include their own air supply.
$12
A pesticide formulation is a mixture of chemicals that effectively controls a pest. Formulating a pesticide involves processing it to improve its storage, handling, safety, application, or effectiveness.
$12
Every tree has the future potential for disease and insect damage. Factors such as location and weather will play a part in which issues your tree encounters. Disease-resistant trees are the best option for easy care; and for all trees, proper maintenance (such as watering, fertilizing, pruning, spraying, weeding, and fall cleanup) can help keep most insects and diseases at bay.
$24
Aphids and scale insects are common, persistent, and sometimes key pests of ornamental plants. Most cause damage to host plants by the removal of plant fluid, by the toxic action of their salivary secretions injected during feeding, and by serving as vectors of plant diseases that are harmful to key plants After completing this course participants will understand how to identify pests and the damage they cause and IPM strategies for treatment for aphids and scale insects.
$12
After completing this course, participants will understand the importance of treating mosquitos as well as understand how different treatment methods can be deployed to manage mosquitos. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 2 CEU hours of "Other" for QAL, QAC, Aeiel, PCA, and Private Applicator license holders.
$24
This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 1.5 CEU hours of "law" and 0.5 CEU hours of "Other" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders.
$24
This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 1.5 CEU hours of "law" and 0.5 CEU hours of "Other" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders.
$24
This course is approved for 2 total hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). 1.5 hours towards “Pesticide Laws and Regulations” and 0.5 towards “Other” for License renewal of the QAL, QAC, Aerial, Private Applicators, and PCA licenses.
$24
This course is approved for 1 hour of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward “Pesticide Laws and Regulations” by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for License renewal of the QAL, QAC, Aerial, Private Applicators, and PCA licenses.
$12
Participants will learn the importance of rodent control, how to use rodenticides within stated guidelines, and alternatives to SGARs. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 1 CEU hours of "Other" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders. This course is delivered online and requires a passing grade of 70% on the final quiz to pass.
$12
Participants will understand biology of rodents, the importance of rodent control and how to implement IPM control strategies for rodents. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 2 CEU hours of "Other" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders. This course is delivered online and requires a passing grade of 70% on the final quiz to pass.
$24
Rights-of-way are the areas involved in common transport. Rights-of-way weeds are undesirable plants (herbaceous or woody) that can become a hazard or nuisance or can harm humans, animals, or the environment. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 1 CEU hour of "Other" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders. This course is delivered online and requires a passing grade of 70% on the final quiz to pass.
$12
This course is approved for 1 hour of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward “Other” by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for License renewal of the QAL, QAC, Aerial, Private Applicators, and PCA licenses.
$12
Turf and Ornamental Control reviews the various types of equipment used to apply pesticides and herbicides to control ornamental and turf pests. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 1 CEU hour of "Other" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders. This course is delivered online and requires a passing grade of 70% on the final quiz to pass.
$12
Fumigation is defined as the process of releasing and dispersing a toxic chemical that reaches a targeted pest in the gaseous state. This course has been approved for 1 hour of Other CEU credit for PCA, QAL, QAC, Other, and Private Applicator.
$12
Often times the client fails to recognize that the presence of weeds in a turf stand is the result of poor turf, not the cause. Correct identification of the problem weed is a must of developing a management strategy, as is a working knowledge of weed biology and how herbicides work. This course provides applicators with a good foundation from which to build their knowledge. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 1 CEU hour of "Other" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders. This course is delivered online and requires a passing grade of 70% on the final quiz to pass.
$12
The goal of a turfgrass IPM program is to keep pest populations or damage at a tolerable level. This is called the pest response threshold level. It is determined by the number of pests or the amount of pest damage that can be sustained before an unacceptable reduction in turf quality occurs. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 1 CEU hour of "Other" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders. This course is delivered online and requires a passing grade of 70% on the final quiz to pass.
$12
This course focuses on providing the information needed to provide bed bug control services. Topics include: bed bug history; identification, biology and behavior; detection, monitoring and treatment; inspection techniques; treatment methods; and preventative measures. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 2 CEU hours of "Other" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders. This course is delivered online and requires a passing grade of 70% on the final quiz to pass.
$24
"Nonchemical techniques are used to reduce cockroach populations with the goal of minimizing the amount of insecticide treatments that may be necessary to eventually eliminate a cockroach infestation. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 1 CEU hour of ""Other"" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders. This course is delivered online and requires a passing grade of 70% on the final quiz to pass."
$12
Pesticides are included as part of the IPM strategy, but they must be used with care and with attention to safety. When using a pesticide, there are specific considerations to keep in mind, especially regarding potential harm to non-target organisms. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 0.5 CEU hours of "Law" and 1.5 CEU hours for "Other" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders. This course is delivered online and requires a passing grade of 70% on the final quiz to pass.
$24
IPM is not a single pest control method but, rather, a series of pest management evaluations, decisions and controls. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 2 CEU hours of "Other" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders. This course is delivered online and requires a passing grade of 70% on the final quiz to pass.
$24
Participants will learn about the foundation and history of IPM; how to use IPM to complete treatments, for ants, cockroaches, filth flies, rodent, and mosquitoes. Participants will understand the four pillars of IPM. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 2 CEU hours of ""Other"" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders. This course is delivered online and requires a passing grade of 70% on the final quiz to pass.
$24
After completion of this course, learners will be familar with different types of fleas, methods to detect and monitor fles, and treating feals leveraging IPM. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 2 CEU hours of "Other" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders. This course is delivered online and requires a passing grade of 70% on the final quiz to pass.
$24
After completing this module, participants will be knowledgeable about the following topics, Pesticide resistance mechanisms, Pesticide Chemical Families, Pesticide Modes of Action. This course has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for 1 CEU hour of "Other" for QAL, QAC, and PCA, and Private Applicator license holders. This course is delivered online and requires a passing grade of 70% on the final quiz to pass.
$12

Additional information can be located at: https://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/license/liccert.html

The form (CONTINUING EDUCATION RECORD RENEWAL SUMMARY) to track and submit your CEU is located at: https://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/license/forms/pr-pml-123.pdf

CEU Requirements is located at: https://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/license/cerequire.pdf