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Bug Off Pest Control Center offers professional training courses available throughout the year. We provide continuing education for pest control professionals to set them up for success throughout their careers. The Pest Management Career Training Course is for those wishing to become licensed in New York, as well as a training tool for new employees. Find out if this program is right for you.

Please note: Payment is final for all of our programs

The Pest Management Career Training Course

Required training for those wishing to become licensed in New York

Students must be at least 17 years old to participate in this course. This course consists of classroom lectures, homework assignments and exams. A minimum grade of 70 and attendance at all sessions are required for passing. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate which will allow them to sit for the state exams.

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If you can pass this course, you can pass the State Exam!

Our Graduates are employed by large pest control companies and government agencies while others have established their own successful businesses.

Our Career Training Center is located at 1085 Saint Nicholas Ave, (164-165 St.) in Northern Manhattan.

The cost for the full course is $600.00. This fee includes the training manuals. There are no additional charges.

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited. Under no circumstances will registration be allowed at the door.
We encourage you to enroll soon so you don't miss out.

Payment is final.

Course Schedule:


SESSION 1:     
Overview of Pest Management Operations.
Federal Laws, Regulations, Acts.
Pests and Pesticides
Formulations, Chemical Classes, Modes of Action



SESSION 2:    

Toxicity of Pesticides
Personal Protection
Environmental Considerations
The Label and SDS

SESSION 3:     

Equipment Use and Application Techniques
Handling Pesticides

Insect Classification


SESSION 4:      
Stinging Insects
Blood Feeders



Occasional Invaders
Stored Product Pests
Proper Practices in Food-Handling Establishments



Domestic Rodents
Regulatory Review
Final Exam


Andy Linares is a man of the highest integrity with a strong sense of honor. I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Andy on a host of projects while I was the editorial director of PMP magazine, and I am here to tell you that Andy will deliver on what he promises. It's rare these days to find a business partner in which you can have absolute trust — but Andy Linares is just such a partner.

Frank Andorka, OH

2012 was my favorite Expo so far, and I have attended 9 of them! The spirit was incredible! Everyone came together in the wake of hurricane Sandy to prove that New York is the greatest city in the US and Bug Off leads the pack in NY-Style Events!!!
Jacque S., IL
Great meeting, Sir. It was a privilege to be included as a speaker. Your event should serve as a model for how it can be done. You engaged both the audience and the exhibitors. Both groups got value for the time and dollars spent to attend. Well done!
Jeff McGovern, FL
Andy is a very good contact to have. He makes sure all of his staff is fully informed in pest control. We invested in our staff and sent them to Andy for pest control training.
Jesus M., NY
Great place to learn just about everything there is to know about pests. A wide selection, consistently stocked and helpful, knowledgeable staff.

~Jose S, NY

They were really helpful when I had bug problems in my house. And were even considerate enough to orient me on what was the best solution for my problem.

~Eduardo M.

This is the greatest and most helpful company when it comes to bugs/pests and how to effectively deal with them.  All the workers are very well educated, helpful and understanding.  They never try to sell you tons of products, you leave with exactly what you need every time!

Erica J., OR

As far as I'm concerned, Andy and the guys at Bug Off are the go-to resource for everything related to pest control. They stock a complete supply of pest control products and are not only highly knowledgeable about their uses/efficacy but can explain in both English and Spanish. Being a relatively new applicator, I was guided to Bug Off by some of the most respected experts in the business, and now I've come to depend on the courses, advice and networking opportunities offered by Bug Off -- especially the annual professional Pest Expo. Hands down, Bug Off makes me better at my job.
Maryellen Nugent-Lee, NY

Andy's the man and a true exterminating legend.
Lawrence P


Andy is very informative and helps out whenever it's needed. They always have the supplies my company is looking for. I truly enjoy working with him.
Karen A., Staten Island, NY


I just wanted to thank you for putting on an awesome training and product seminar. I must say that the knowledge base and participants you had available greatly improved my arsenal for pest control here on our campus and I really thank you for hosting this event. Again, thank you for a wonderful seminar and I look forward to the next one.

Aaron O'Neil

Le Moyne College