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Online Continuing Education Available to License / Certificate Holders

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The CRC is providing this information to our members and industry allies to assist with your license/certificate renewals. The Department of Pesticide Regulation has not modified the renewal deadlines for license/certificate holders required to renew by December 31, 2020. It is recommended you submit your renewal packet by November 1 to receive your license/certificate by January 1. The licenses/certificates holders renewing every two years such as the pest control adviser split the alphabet using the last names starting with A to L in 2020. The prohibition of in person events has increased the availability of online continuing education courses approved for all license/certificate types related to the rice industry. Several more courses will become available after the first of the year. In the interim, the CRC has compiled the following information to help you renew and maintain your license/certificate. For more information, contact CRC Industry Affairs Manager Roberta Firoved at rfiroved@calrice.org or (916) 206-5039. 

Name of OrganizationLicense Type(s)Registration Fees (Yes/No)Weblink
CAPCA ConferencePCA, QAL, QAC, CCA, PAYes – Oct 12th to 31sthttps://capca.com/conference


       
CAPCA EDPCA, QAL, QAC, CCA, PAYes – monthly subscriptionhttps://capca.com/education/
CAPCA On-DemandCCAYes – monthly subscriptionhttps://capca.com/onlinece/
Certified Crop AdviserCCAYes – subscriptionhttps://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/
Farm Progress Western Farm PressPCA, QAL, QAC, CCA, PAYes and Nohttps://agceuonline.com/
UC Statewide IPM ProgramPCA, QAL, QAC, CCA, PAYes – early bird prices through October 31http://ipm.ucanr.edu/training/ 
http://rice.ucanr.edu/
Various: Department of Pesticide RegulationPCA, QAL, QAC, CCA, PA, PilotsYes and No
DPR approved CE
https://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/license/cont_ed_cfm/classes.htm
Note: some courses include aerial hours 

Key: CAPCA = California Association of Pest Control Advisers; PCA = Pest Control Adviser; QAL = Qualified Applicator License; QAC = Qualified Applicator Certificate; CCA = Certified Crop Adviser; PA = Private Applicator

Note: online courses provide 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0 hours of continuing education unless the event is similar to a conference. The CAPCA Conference provides 17.5 hours continuing education for CCA and 13.5 for PCA.

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Link to Day Two of the CRC Virtual Grower Meeting

Link to Day Two of the CRC Virtual Grower Meeting

Here is the link to the second day of the 2021 California Rice Commission Virtual Grower Meeting. 

Today’s speakers include Tyson Redpath of The Russell Group with a look at federal issues impacting our industry, David Guy of the Northern California Water Association on our water outlook and Betsy Ward of USA Rice with updates on key trade and policy initiatives.

We are providing this information in a virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Here is today’s portion of the CRC Virtual Grower Meeting:

Please contact CRC Communications Manager Jim Morris with any questions at (916) 205-5395 or jim.morris@calrice.org.