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DoD Pest Management Courses

See Below for Training and Certification Course Descriptions

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DoD Pesticide Applicator Certification Course (Initial)

Course Number: 6H-F12/322-F12

Target Audience: Open to all DoD civilians and military that need DoD Pesticide Applicator certification in categories 2,3,5,6,7 & 8.

Course Description: Three week training course (120 hours) that meets the basic requirement for initial certification training under DoDI 4150.7-P. Course completion with the minimum passing scores satisfies the formal training and testing requirements for initial certification in the core phase, categories 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

This course DOES NOT satisfy the OJT and correspondence course requirements for certification. Any DoD personnel who previously held DoD certification in one or more pest control categories but cannot meet the requirements for triennial re-certification, according to DoDI 4150.7-P, are eligible to attend. Personnel who possess current certification are NOT eligible to attend this course. The school provides the results of training to the appropriate MACOM or other service`s certifying official.

Prerequisites: n/a

2020 Course Dates: 24 Feb-13 Mar (COMPLETED) & 17 Aug-4 Sep (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)

2021 Course Dates: 22 Feb-12 Mar* (IN-SESSION) & 16 Aug-3 Sep

2022 Course Dates: 28 Feb-18 Mar & 15 Aug-2 Sep


*The current MEDCoE ROM requirement is 14 days starting on the day of arrival.

DoD Pesticide Applicator Recertification Course

Course Number: 6H-F13/322-F13

Target Audience: Individuals who need DoD Pesticide Applicator Recertification. Open to all DoD civilians and military.

Course Description: One week (40 hours) training course that meets the basic requirements for recertification under DoDI 4150.7-P. It includes refresher training in Core Phase, Phase I (categories 2, 3, 5, 6), and Phase II (categories 7, 8), and certification exams. Course applicants must possess a valid DoD certification issued by a MACOM certifying official. Contractors may attend on a space available basis.

Prerequisites: Possess a valid DoD Certification & Consult with your MACOM Certifying Official

2020 Course Dates: 30 Mar-3 Apr (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19) & 14-18 Sep (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)

2021 Course Dates: 29 Mar-2 Apr (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19) & 20-24 Sep

2022 Course Dates: 28 Mar-1 Apr & 26-30 Sep


*Please NOTE the distance learning option for recertification below*

DoD Pest Management Quality Assurance Evaluator/Installation Pest Management Coordinator Course (Initial Training)

Course Number: 6H-F33/322-F31

Target Audience: All DoD (civilian and military) involved with or interested in Installation Pest Management activities/operations.

May include: Installation Pest Management Quality Assurance Evaluators and Installation Pest Management Coordinators. Additionally, environmental and natural resources personnel, contract administrators, writers, or other personnel who are involved with or provide oversight of pesticide operations should consider taking this course for audit. Installation operations that may use pesticides include turf management, fence line weed control, ornamental plantings management, general pest control, wood preservation, aquatic weed management, and forest pest suppression.

Course Description: One week (40 hours) course tailored to: 1) Quality Assurance Evaluators (QAE`s) who monitor and evaluate pest management contract management services on DOD installations but do not apply or directly supervise pesticide application themselves; 2) Installation Pest Management Coordinators (IPMC`s) who are responsible for coordinating all aspects of the installations integrated pest management (IPM) program on behalf of the garrison commander. Successful completion of the course results in a three-year accreditation (not certification). The focus of the course is to provide general information on all aspects of pest management, contract administration, and oversight of DoD IPM programs.

Note: For Navy course ONLY, IPMC topics are covered on the final day of training.  PMQAEs can attend the first four days of the Navy course and omit the final day.   

Prerequisites: n/a

2020 Course Dates: 3-7 August (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)

2021 Course Dates: 2-6 August

2022 Course Dates: 25-29 July


How to enroll in a Course:

For faster enrollment, contact your local training office to enroll you in the ATRRS course. The course numbers are listed above.

If you do not have a training POC, all DoD (military & civilian) must submit a DA Form 3838 with full SSN to: usarmy.jbsa.medical-coe.mbx.environmental-health-branch@mail.mil

Course enrollments MUST be submitted at least 14 days before the course start date and confirmation of enrollment will be mailed 45 days before course start date.

Recertifying by Distance Learning

Your MACOM Certifying Authority can approve recertification by distance learning. You will need a valid AKO email address to enroll. If you don’t have an AKO address, local supervisors can sponsor you by obtaining a temporary AKO account for the purposes of the training.

Please send a copy of your current certificate as well the name and email of a proctor for your exams to the Environmental Health Branch organizational box. We use the Blackboard training portal for this training.

Contractor Enrollment for ATRRS Courses

The contractor training request must be received NLT 60-90 days prior to ATRRS course start date for review and determination of contractor eligibility, processing, and registration. 


The COR/KO must understand and adhere to the following:

  1) The registrar can only speak to the COR/KO of that specific contractor.

  2) The COR/KO must provide PWS which must clearly and specifically articulate the requested training is required.

  3) The requested training must be unique to the Army meaning it is not provided by a commercial vendor.

  4) If the training is verbatim on the PWS, then there is no cost to the contractor or company.


Once the registrar reviews the PWS, the registrar will ask for the DA Form 3838 (will be provided).


The ATRRS Course Manager will be notified.  The contractor may get enrolled if seats are available.