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Recertification Credit Opportunities

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For Green Industry Professionals to keep up to date on the newest trends in their industry, they need to attend classes. Most of the licenses and some of the certifications that most of us hold require some form of recertification credit. In order to help landscapers, turf professionals, growers, and others maintain their credits, we at N.C. Cooperative Extension strive to offer adequate classes that provide a wide variety of CEUs.

See below for some tips on determining how many CEUs you need.

Current Class Opportunities

IPM – Commercial Pesticide Applicator

• Landscape Contractor

• Water Quality and Rain Garden Certifications

• Other Certifications


How Many CEU’s Do I Need?

Commercial Pesticide Credits expire on June 30 of the 5th year after you passed your exam and every 5 years thereafter. Your credits automatically zero out on July 1. You may also go online and search your license to determine how many credits you need in which category.

Private Pesticide Credits expire on September 30 of the 3rd year after you passed your exam and every 3 years thereafter. Growers only need 2 each of categories V and X. You may also go online and search your license to determine how many credits you need in which category.

NC Landscape Contractor’s Credits expire on July 31 and follow a fiscal year of August 1 to July 31. You need a minimum of 3 technical (L) credits and a minimum of 2 business (B) credits with 2 additional credits in either category. Be sure to keep your Proof of Attendance forms given to you by the sponsor/instructor at any classes you attend. NCLCLB does not have a way to share this information with you nor do we here at N.C. Cooperative Extension.

Most of the other licenses that you may hold will follow the calendar year. If you don’t know for sure contact the agency/organization that you are licensed or certified under.


Pesticide Safety Education Portal

Visit the Pesticide Safety Education Portal for more information on pesticide schools and what is needed to become licensed.