Building, Construction & Landscape


The Pest Management Division licenses and regulates the structural pest control industry in Arizona. This includes pesticide applications in and around structures (pre- and post-construction), to weeds, turf & ornamentals and aquatic areas.  This includes termite and fungi inspections for structural purposes. Agricultural pesticide management is handled in the Environmental Services Division.


Continuing Education Units (CEU)  

All structural, building and landscape licensees (applicators and qualifying parties) need at least 6 hours of continuing education each year. The license categories are:

  • All Prospective Continuing Education Providers 
  • Category 1 Category 2a Category 2b Category 3 
  • Industrial & Institutional
  • Wood Destroying Organism Treatment Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Ornamental & Turf 
  • Category 4 Category 5 Category 6 Category 7 
  • Right of Way Aquatic Fumigation Wood Preservation 


Create a CEU Course

Today's applicator is faced with numerous issues that are not traditionally associated with the application of pesticides. Often, these topics involve safety and regulations that are common to most applicators. These include such areas as disease transmission, hazard communication and occupational safety and health (OSHA) regulations. When these issues are timely and extremely important, courses relating to these topics are given special consideration. The following guidelines are provided to assist the instructor in developing courses that are both educational and timely. 


Who Can Submit a CEU Proposal

Submission of a program application does not automatically result in program approval. Individuals, businesses, and associations judged competent by the OPM may offer continuing education. Sponsors or instructors usually are responsible for submitting program applications. A sponsor is an individual or organization who coordinates continuing education programs. An instructor is the individual who actually teaches the course. Attendees may also submit program applications. 


Who Can Be An Instructor

Instructors are approved to teach specific courses; approval for one course does not guarantee approval for another. Instructors are expected to have substantial education, training or work experience in the subjects they wish to teach. This may be demonstrated by: 

  • A college or university degree in a field related to the topic; or 
  • A high school diploma and holding a license for at least 2 years in the related category and 
  • having completed at least 50 hours of CE in related subjects 
  • or recognition by the OPM as a credentialed expert 


When to Apply 

The approval process can be somewhat lengthy since program applications are reviewed and approved by OPM staff in the order they are received. It is best to apply for approval at least six (6) weeks in advance of the scheduled course date. 


How to Apply 

Applications for each individual course being submitted for review must contain the following: 

  • a completed program application form 
  • a completed instructor application, biography or resume 
  • a subject abstract or outline 
  • a copy of handouts, worksheets, examinations or other materials 
  • a copy of promotional materials 

If a current instructor application, biography or resume is on file with OPM (“current” means one that has been received with the last 5 years), then the provider may mark "Bio on file" on the instructor application form. 


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