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FAQ Training & Certification
I have a question about which course I should take for certification: “Core” certification or the “Pest Management” certification? I have been certified by the Dept. of Agriculture through previous work. I have not recertified since joining the military.
New DoD members must complete the initial DoD certification course, including Core certification and all categories applicable to their duties. For further information, check out the Training and Certification information on our website.
I am in the DoD and interested in medical entomology and pest management training to better prepare me for real world operations and contingencies. Does such training exist?
DoD only offers training for military, DoD civil servants, and contractors serving the DoD. Both the Navy and the Air Force offer Operational Entomology Training courses. Our training page lists the two courses as well as provides e-mail links for the Point of Contacts who can better assist you. Click on the course title, “Operational Entomology Training,” to view the specifics of these two courses.
As a contractor, how do I obtain DoD certification and who funds the training? What about Third Country Nationals (TCN) or Local Nationals? Can they get certified?
This training is available to DoD personnel or contractors. The DoD provides funding for its personnel, but contractors are required to fund their own training expenses, including travel to training sites. All potential certified pesticide applicators, regardless of location around the world, must be able to clearly communicate in English, both written and verbally. Of note, individuals applying pesticides, who are not certified but are visually supervised by a certified applicator, are NOT required to be able to clearly communicate in English, either written or verbally.