Fatigue in Ag Pilots: Importance and Countermeasures

Fatigue in Ag Pilots: Importance and Countermeasures

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Fatigue in Ag Pilots: Importance and Countermeasures

Welcome to this CEU on Fatigue In Ag Pilots - Importance and Countermeasures. The purpose of this module is to address fatigue of aerial applicators. While successfully accomplishing all crop protection activities, aerial applicators are exposed to the problem of fatigue and its potentially devastating consequences.  Go ahead and get started!

Learning Objectives:

The following is a list of the key points to be discussed within this course.

  • Understand the importance of fatigue as a critical safety issue.
  • Explain the symptoms of fatigue among ag pilots.
  • Explain the correlation between sleep deprivation and fatigue.
  • Scale the influence of sleep deprivation on overall performance (in hours).
  • Explain the most noticeable fatigue-related “failures.”
  • Explain the natural circadian rhythm and its importance.
  • Explain the importance of subjective fatigue.
  • Explain the most effective fatigue countermeasures.
  • Explain the importance of napping as a fatigue countermeasure.
  • Explain how alcohol and caffeine influence fatigue.
  • Explain the importance of the circadian low windows.
  • Explain “sleep inertia.”
  • Explain what alertness strategies you can apply in a cockpit.
  • Explain the most useful fatigue mitigation and restful sleep tips.

Tennessee Course Approval

CourseCourse NumberCredits
Fatigue in Ag Pilots: Importance and Countermeasures371221 Pt each in C01, C02, C06, C08, C10, C12


Welcome to this CEU on Fatigue in Ag Pilots. My name is Tyler Pettis, director of training at Online Pest Control Courses. As you make your way through the course, be sure to take notes on each section, as there will be a comprehensive exam at the end. Good Luck!

Tyler Pettis - Director of Training

CEU Pricing: $15.00 Each

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Applicator Recertification Point Requirements

Point Requirements for Commercial Applicators Only

CategoryCertified prior to
Dec. 31, 2014 & before
Dec. 31, 2015
Certified on or after
Dec. 1, 2015 & before
Dec. 31, 2016
C0118 pts12 pts
C0212 pts8 pts
C03/LHA18 pts12 pts
C0412 pts8 pts
C0512 pts8 pts
C0618 pts12 pts
C0730 pts20 pts
C0818 pts12 pts
C1018 pts12 pts
C119 pts6 pts
C1218 pts12 pts
C139 pts6 pts
C149 pts6 pts
C169 pts6 pts

Points may not be accrued prior to obtaining certification. All certifications will expire on December 31, 2014 if the required number of points are not accrued. All points cannot be accrued in one certification year (Ending Dec 31st).

You cannot earn more than 75% of your total point requirement at any one school. No more than 50% of the total required number of points can be ‘In-House’ points.

  • No points may be carried over from one recertification period to the next.
    In-house points are limited to 50% of your total point requirement.
    All training must be submitted to the TDA or UT office no later than 30 days prior to the date of the training session. Those approving the certification training reserve the right to reject assigning points for educational sessions submitted late.
  • All points cannot be accrued in one year. If the minimum number of points are not accrued by the end of the third year, a recertification exam will be required that year.
  • Approved topics for in-house and external recertification training are as follows: anything about the pests, pest control, WPS, pesticides, pesticide safety, IPM, labeling, environmental issues (wildlife, endangered species and water quality) and pesticide laws and regulations.
  • All points cannot be accrued in one year, unless certified between July 1, and December 31 of the third year of the recertification period. If the minimum number of points are not accrued by the end of the third year, a recertification exam will be required that year.
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