Texas
Certified Crop Advisers
Continuing Education Requirements

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Requirements

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Acceptable CEUs

The Texas State Board has complete authority for acceptance of CEUs for Texas-certified individuals. CEUs gained in one classification may not be duplicated within another classification. The board currently has approved the following for CEUs.

Higher Education

This includes courses taken within the four criteria categories and biology, chemistry and biochemistry from degree granting institutions only. Completion of degree is not required. Correspondence courses are allowed. Other course work may be approved at the discretion of the state board, upon request.

Seminars

Education programs offered independently and at conventions.

State Agency Approved CEUs

Texas automatically approves five CEUs for licensed Texas commercial applicators. The individual is responsible for sending a copy of their TDA applicator's license to the national CCA office upon annual renewal. TDA will not submit it for you. The national CCA office will then automatically give five CEUs in IPM for the year. After you receive your five CEUs, you are allowed to earn up to 15 more CEUs per cycle in IPM through board-approved programs or self-study.

Scheduled Speaker or Instructor

Prepared speeches relating to the profession.

Field Tours

Crop inspection tours designed to provide education about new or innovative inputs.

Self Directed Study

Written reports, videos, CD-ROM, internet programs or other forms of distance learning. An open-book exam must accompany the education program. All programs must be pre-approved by the State Board.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Filing Instructions

All CCAs must participate in continuing education to maintain certification. One CEU is equal to 50 minutes of training that is relevant to the performance objectives. Partial credit is allowed in 15-minute increments, rounded off the the nearest five minutes. Individuals will receive a quarterly statement of CEU status.

CEUs are classified in four ways:

  1. State Board Approved - A minimum of 50% of the total CEUs obtained must be approved. Approval may be obtained before or after the event.
  2. State Agency Approved - Texas CCA automatically approves five CEUs for holders of Texas Department of Agriculture Commercial or Private applicator licenses.
  3. Self-Directed - These include education opportunities selected at the discretion of the individual. They may include classroom training workshops and field days.
  4. Self-Directed Study - These must meet similar qualifications as traditional meetings, including adherence to the performance objectives. An open-book exam is required.

For all CEUs, it would be prudent to retain any pertinent information relating to the activity for two years. The Texas State Board will spot-audit the CEUs submitted annually. The following are the procedures for receiving CEU credit.

State Board Approved

The sponsor of the meeting is responsible for submitting the attendee names to the State CCA office for you to obtain credit. They will request you to sign-in on a registration sheet or card during the meeting. You must put your certification number or your social security number on the form to ensure proper application of credit.

State Agency Approved

Texas automatically approves CEUs for licensed Texas commercial applicators. The individual is responsible for providing a copy of their applicator's license to the national CCA office upon annual renewal. The state agency will not submit it for you. The national CCA office will then automatically give five CEUs in IPM for the year. After you receive your five CEUs, you are allowed to earn up to 15 more CEUs per cycle in IPM through board-approved programs or self-study.

Self-Directed

Refer to the list of items approved for CEUs to determine what is acceptable. Credit must be reported on the CEU fax sheet. The competency areas are listed and more detailed instructions are on the back of the form. Fax the form to the number noted on the form. The individual is responsible for submitting the form for proper credit.

Self-Directed Study

Self-Directed Study is defined as correspondence courses relating to the four performance objective areas. All programs must be pre-approved by the State Board. In general, the supporting materials must be at least 3500 words, followed by 10 multiple-choice questions. The questions must be answered correctly to receive credit. A maximum of 10 CEUs per CEU cycle (2 years) are allowed in this manner.


The following courses and appropriate CEU credits have been approved by the Texas Certified Crop Advisers.


Registration Information

To register for the online courses, click here for the Credit Card Registration (instant passwords) Before you register Please turn off spam detection, or allow "office@pestnetwork.com" to send you email, your passwords are in this email we send you after you register. We accept Discover, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Checks. Once payment has been received, we will email or fax your list of passwords to enter the courses. These passwords will be good until the states' current year deadline. All classes must be completed in the current year registered in. After that a new registration will be required and a new fee charged. The courses may be printed out to study or studied on screen. When you have completed the study material, go to the "Test Questions for Credit". The test will consist of 10 randomly generated questions. PRINT this test out first, answer the questions on paper and fax or mail this back to PestNetwork.com Once received, the test will be reviewed, a Certificate will be issued and the licensing agency notified of your CEUs. We will maintain your records for the appropriate time frame.

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