Online Continuing Education

CAPCA’s mission is to serve as a leader in the industry and continue to provide quality education. In a changing world, that mission and our service to members hasn’t changed. Here you'll find information about available online continuing education hours.

At this time DPR has not amended their renewal deadlines or requirements, and we don’t expect that to change. CAPCA advises members and licensees to plan to renew with the correct number of hours on the timeline set out by DPR: submit your renewal packet by November 1st to obtain your license by January 1st of 2021; all CE hours for those renewing in 2020 must be earned by December 31st of this year.

If you are a 2020 CAPCA Member (Active or Associate) please note that the free hours offered to members has ended but you may still log in to view what you have completed.

If you have purchased a subscription and are logging in for the first time, please use your order number to activate your product at first.

FIRST TIME LOGIN: Your username is the three letter abbreviation of your license type, a dash, followed by your six digit license number.

Format Example: PCA-012345 or QAL-987654 etc.

First-Time Login Temporary Password: CAPCA2020CE

Reminders: Don't forget any leading zeros in your license number; if you have multiple CDPR license numbers use your highest license (ie if you have PCA and QAL, use PCA). The first-time login password is case sensitive, use capital letters. (Do not enter DPR-012345.)

Purchase Access: Subscription

This subscription is good for access to the catalog of online CE content for one month from date of first access and expires December 31, 2020 regardless of when first accessed. Subscription does not include content from the CAPCA Online Annual Conference though content from the Conference may be made available after October 31, 2020.


After purchasing your subscription, open the email order confirmation from (check your spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox). Instructions for accessing your subscription will be included in the order confirmation.

Can't find the email? Browse to, click on the "Activate Your Purchased Content" link, then enter your email address and order number.

Need to purchase access for multiple individuals? Please contact the CAPCA office.

In the Catalog

Handler Training Requirements

Handler Training Requirements

1.0 DPR (1.0 Laws) | 1.0 CCA (1.0 PM)

This course covers the guidelines and requirements for establishing a pesticide handler training program that would meet compliance with the California Code of Regulations. Approx. runtime 60 minutes with 10 minutes of a final exam in simple True/False and Multiple Choice formatting.

Thank you to Ahmed Elhawary with the Department of Pesticide Regulation Southern Regional Office for his time and willingness to support quality education for CAPCA Members and audiences.


Field Worker Safety Training

1.0 DPR (1.0 Laws)

Field Worker Safety Training is an interactive, click-driven, course that includes some video segments. This course primarily focuses on the requirements of a fieldworker training course that would meet compliance with the California Code of Regulations. The course is designed for licensees with the content suited best for Categories D and O.

This course was developed in partnership with the Riverside County Ag Department. CAPCA would like to thank County Ag Commissioner Ruben Arroyo and his staff for helping transition this outreach into an online course.


CAPCA Spring Online CE

2.0 DPR (0.5 Laws, 0.5 Aerial, 1.0 Other)

A three-part video series featuring speakers from CAPCA's 2019 Annual Conference. Sessions are 15 minutes, 30 minutes and 38 minutes; each followed by a quiz. (Please note, at this time once begun a session cannot be paused or returned to without loosing progress.)


Paraquat Dichloride

1.0 DPR (1.0 Laws)

Paraquat Dichloride: Toxicity, Label Changes, and Closed System Requirements is an interactive, click driven, course that includes some video segments.  This course primarily focuses on understanding the toxicity of Paraquat-Dichloride, label changes and closed system requirements.

This course was developed in partnership with the Kings County.  CAPCA would like to thank Mario Gutierrez, Elvis Martinez and Jimmy Hook for helping transition this outreach into an online course.  Thank you to our course sponsor Syngenta for supporting the publication of this education in both English and Spanish.


Laws & Regs Update

1.0 DPR (1.0 Laws)

Riverside Agricultural Commissioner Ruben Arroyo provides a statewide update on Agriculture and Pesticide concerns of Ag Commissioners: latest Active Ingredient issues such as 1,3-D mitigation, neonicotinoids and bee notification; PPE alternatives, 2ee reminders and agriculture/pesticide concerns for the Southern California Region.

We thank Mr. Arroyo for his time and willingness to provide education to CAPCA Members.


Invasive Species Update

2.0 DPR (2.0 Other)

A two-part presentation from Dr. Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann, Urban Forestry Advisor with UCCE on the Invasive Shot Hole Borer, and from Dr. Mark Hoddle, Dept. of Entomology, UC Riverside on the South American Palm Weevil.

Thank you to Dr. Hoddle and Dr. Nobua-Behrmann for their time and support to provide quality education to CAPCA Members and audiences.

Interested in ISA CEUs for completing both parts of this course?


Turfgrass & Aquatics IPM

2.0 DPR (2.0 Other)

This course is a two-part presentation from landscape specialist Pete Gumas, covering detailed weed identification in landscapes and turf, as well as pesticide and IPM controls for summer weeds; and from aquatic specialist Eli Kersh with Alligare discussing the environmental factors that cause pests in aquatic sites and IPM principles for managing aquatic sites, including control methods.

Our thanks to Mr. Kersh and Mr. Gumas for supporting quality education for CAPCA Members.

CCA-only Hours In the Catalog

Nitrogen Management Workshop

FREP & CAPCA Nitrogen Management Update

CCA-only hours: 1.0 NM & 1.0 SW

This three-part series includes the following presentations:
- Fertigation Maintenance and Troubleshooting from Franklin Gaudi, with Irrigation Training and Research Center, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
- Citrus and Avocado Fertilization, from Ben Faber with the UC Cooperative Extension, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties
- Nitrogen Management in Tree Nuts from Mae Culumber with the UC Cooperative Extension, Fresno County

Our thanks to CDFA FREP for supporting quality education for CAPCA Members.