Urgent: Send your thoughts to DPR regarding the Proposed Licensing Fee Increase. CAPCA has provided a pre-drafted letter to download; you can fill in your information and modify it as you see fit. Please email your comments to regfees@cdpr.ca.gov.

DPR Renewal Hub

Due to the impact of DPR’s extensive C&T regulation overhaul, your 2024 license renewal cycle is changing.
CAPCA created this DPR Renewal Hub to provide you with the latest information and guide you to resources to make your license renewal as seamless as possible.
Check back often, as the information will be updated regularly. 

Looking to renew your CAPCA Membership? Click here.

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DPR CE tracking you can trust

Do you want your CE Hours tracked for you and an easy way to comply with DPR?
Sign up for CE Hours Reported!

Watch “Straight Talk about CE Tracking and Renewing Your License,” a video podcast where Patrick from CAPCA explains what’s going on with your 2024 license renewal.

Get ahead of the 240% license fee price increase

What is happening?

DPR is proposing a 240% increase in licensing fees beginning in August of 2024. The emergency regulation on which this fee increase stands moves through stakeholder comment and you can expect an increase.

CAPCA has been advocating against unreasonable licensing fee increases for years. More specifically, fee increases that don’t beneficially impact the speed of renewals and efficiencies at DPR. Currently, you pay $140 for your license; if this regulation goes through as planned, you will pay $330. We recognize that many PCAs also hold additional licenses and will, therefore, have a compounding impact as the fee increase is consistent per license held.

CAPCA is pushing back and suggesting that, if they will not reconsider the licensing fee increase or phase it in, it should be used to improve accountability, transparency, and response time to the licensees. We have communicated to DPR that they will likely see a larger than expected decrease in license renewals (whether from retirement or lack of use) to justify renewal with fee increase.

What can you do?

DPR is holding a 30-day public comment period commencing on May 24, 2024. Interested persons may submit comments on DPR’s proposed increases in pesticide registration and renewal fees. DPR will accept comments postmarked by May 17, 2024. Send mail to:

Dept. of Pesticide Regulation,Pesticide Registration Branch
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, California 95812-4015

Comments can also be submitted by e-mail to regfees@cdpr.ca.gov.

New CE Renewal Summary

Per DPR regulatory renewal changes in 2024, PCAs must now enter all of their CE course data into DPR’s form LIC-141 

DPR will reject any course summary that is not entered into this form. 

 

CAPCA PCA’s are covered!

An image of CAPCA's pre-filled Renewal Summary

CAPCA’s active PCA Members can download a pre-filled DPR form LIC-141 on their Member Dashboard under “DPR Renewal Summary.

This pre-filled form contains all your CE course information that was submitted to either the legacy CECPM system (Scantron) –or- submitted to CAPCA’s new CE Hours Reported tracking system. 

CAPCA’s version of the pre-filled form LIC-141 is a work-in-progress: 

  • There are known issues regarding combining the data from the two sources (CECPM & CE Hours Reported). We are working diligently to resolve these while spending our Members’ money judiciously.  
  • The result of these errors, if present, is that there may be duplicate entries for the same course. You need to review your pre-filled form to see if the same course(s) has been listed twice.  
  • If you are missing a course, please provide as much information as you can in this form: Missing a CE Course?

 

If you have reviewed your DPR Renewal Summary, and if you confirm that there are no errors or omissions, you may request a copy without a watermark from support@capca.com

Need hours now?

CAPCA has a lot of online CE available!

CAPCA Members have been granted access to 5.5 hours online CE, and there are an additional 10.5 hours of online CE available for purchase. Members will be granted access to even more online CE hours later this year, so make sure to renew your CAPCA Membership today to ensure you are granted access to these additional courses!

Continuing Education Events 

CAPCA has a variety of ways to maintain your continuing education for the year including Online CE (above), and chapter events and statewide conferences. You can find the details on CE Events by following the link to the right. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where are my hours? My courses are missing?

  • DPR’s regulations changes have created a lot of chaos, and CE Sponsors are figuring it all out.  
  • According to DPR regulations, using scantrons to track attendance is not compliant. The legacy hours tracking organization, CECPM uses scantrons to track in-person attendance.
  • CAPCA’s new system, CE Hours Reported, is compliant with DPR’s new regulations. 
  • But, not all CE Sponsors are aware of CE Hours Reported. 
  • CE Sponsors can add your course record to CE Hours Reported quickly, easily, and for free.  
  • Please provide as much information as you can in this form: Missing a CE Course?
    • CAPCA’s staff will contact the CE Sponsor and inform them of this free and easy service.  
    • But, we do not control these CE Sponsors and they are not required, by regulation, to report to CE Hours Reported. 
  • In the future, support CE Sponsors who are using CE Hours Reported – look for the trust mark! 

Why is there a watermark on my Renewal Summary?

  • Your pre-filled DPR CE Renewal Summary is designed to contain your CE data from both the legacy CECPM (Scantron) system and CAPCA’s new CE Hours Reported system, all in one combined report. 
  • CAPCA is encountering numerous issues in retrieving the data from the legacy system. 
  • Until these known issues are resolved, we need to keep the “Unofficial Prototype” watermark in place to ensure Members understand that it is not yet reliable. 
  • Members are encouraged to use the data to fill in their own copy of DPR form LIC-141 with their data. A blank copy of this form can be retrieved at this DPR webpage: https://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/license/forms/ce_summary_lic-141.pdf 
  • It is CAPCA’s top priority to complete the development of the CE Renewal Summary, but unfortunately, the legacy system is managed by third parties.  

Why am I paying CAPCA to assist with renewal?

  • CAPCA has made a significant investment of our Members’ money in the development of CE Hours Reported (cereported.com), so that we can continue to track your hours now and into the future. 
  • DPR’s regulation changes have caused a significant amount of chaos in the CE system, and CAPCA is leading the response with a free and user-friendly system.  
  • If you no longer wish to remain a Member, you are welcome to keep your verifications of attendance (VOAs) from all of your courses and use them to fill in DPR form LIC-141 (https://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/license/forms/ce_summary_lic-141.pdf). This is the process that licensees who are not members of CAPCA must pursue.  
  • CAPCA has responded to all the new regulations, engaged with DPR, informed the managers of the legacy tracking system, and built many new tools in service of our Members. 
  • This is an engineering project. It is complicated for a multitude of reasons and your patience is appreciated. If you would like to understand more about why there is so much complexity, please feel free to join CAPCA’s Technology Committee. Email patrick@capca.com to join. 

When do license fees increase?

CAPCA’s understanding is that the proposed license fees increase will be effective as of August 1, 2024. They will announce the official increase in July. CAPCA staff is still currently working toward influencing the proposed regulations in favor of our membership. 

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