Georgia Department of Agriculture

Instructors & Providers of Training

Recertification Training Requirement for Instructors & Sponsors

All recertification/reregistration training courses must be approved by the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission each calendar year.  If you are planning to present a course that has been previously approved, you will need to resubmit the course for approval.  All training course requests for approval should be submitted to the Commission at least 30 days prior to the scheduled date of the course.  The request must include the following:

In order for a training course or session to receive approval by the SPCC for credit, the course must meet the following criteria:

  • The course must address subjects that are directly related to the operation of a pest control company such as but not limited to:
    •  Entomology or pest biology
    • Pesticide use or application methods
    • Maintenance of equipment
    • Management of business operations
    • Personnel management

The sponsor/instructor will be required to submit verification of attendance for the certified operators or registered employees seeking credit. Upon consideration and approval by the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission, notification will be mailed to the applicant with assigned course numbers.

All training courses must be approved by the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission.  If you are planning to present a course in a new year that has been previously approved, you will need to resubmit the course for approval. 

NOTE:  You must receive approval prior to presenting a course if credit is to be received.  This approval will be valid through the period ending December of the current year.  



Training Attendance Verification Requirements for Trainers & Sponsors:

There are two options for Training Course Verification.

Option 1 (form)

The sponsor/instructor is required to submit verification of attendance for the certified operators or registered employees completing the course.  This verification must include a sign-in sheet completed at the beginning of the course and a training slip filled out at the end of the course.  For credit, training slips must include: attendee's name, certification or registration number, course name, course number, instructor's name and training date.   

Option 2 (form)

The sponsor/instructor is required to submit verification of attendance for the certified operators or registered employees completing the course.  This verification must include an attendance verification form which includes each participant to sign-in at the beginning of the course and sign-out at the end of the course.  A separate form is required for Registered Employees and Certified Operators.  This form must include attendee's name, attendee’s signatures, certification or registration number, course name, course number, instructor's name and training date. 

 

Please note that other course verification options may be approved by the Commission.  All courses and conferences are limited to receiving 11 recertification credits per category and 6 reregistration credits per category.

 

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