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Texas Structural Lawn & Ornamental Category Online Training Course

  Fee
Online Course & Manual B-5066 $130.00

This course will NOT meet the requirements for the required General Standards (Technician Training) course needed prior to taking the technician exam.

Lawn and ornamental pest control represents a very large portion of urban pesticide use.  As urban areas continue to expand and homeowners continue to desire attractive lawns and landscapes, the use of pesticides to control plant pests has continued to grow.  The use of pesticides to control insects and diseases in home and other landscapes is a serious business, one that requires a wide knowledge of the pests as well as some understanding of pesticides and their proper use.

This course is also designed to satisfy the Texas SPCS training requirement - Section 7.133 (h) (2) - for "8 hours of classroom training in each category in which the apprentice is to provide pest control services" through the Structural Pest Control Service (SPCS), a division of TDA.  The course can also be taken by other SPCS applicators to increase their knowledge in the subject area.

Tips for accessing Online Moodle Courses

  • After registration through Conference Services, individuals will receive an email with specific instructions for accessing this course. THESE INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED EXACTLY.
  • Before individuals can join course they MUST create login ID at campus.extension.org. This is where you will access the online course materials.
  • At campus.extension.org the AES online courses can be found under the category “Pest Management”.  You can also use the search function to find the specific course you registered for.
  • The enrollment key (password) is provided in email from Conference Services. You will be prompted to enter the enrollment key.
  • There is a one year time limit on the courses. Individuals can take the course at their own pace, however, they cannot receive a Certificate of Completion until they have met all course requirements.

If there is a problem with a certificate or if you have questions about the course, please call 979-845-1099.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

If a cancellation becomes necessary, please send notification to agriliferegister@tamu.edu. Cancellations must be done before a course is started to receive refund minus a $25 administrative fee.