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.

West Virginia Course Approval

CourseCourse Number2 Credits
Fatigue in Ag Pilots: Importance and Countermeasures CEU000H7X - 884841 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control
3 - Forest Pest Control
6 - Aquatic Pest Control
7 - Right-of-Way/Industrial Weed
9 - Public Health
11 - Demonstration & Research
12 - Pesticide Storage & Distribution
13D - Mosquito Control
13E - Black Fly Control


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

Credit Pricing: $15.00 Each

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Applicator Recertification Requirements

PRIVATE APPLICATORS, COMMERCIAL APPLICATORS, and CERTIFIED PUBLIC APPLICATORS must meet the following recertification requirements in order to maintain certification:

  • must attend approved training programs in order to accumulate recertification credits in CORE and appropriate CATEGORY-SPECIFIC topics at (3) year intervals.
  • (6) core credits and up to (10) category credits for each category in which the applicator is certified
  • (10) category specific credits are required for recertification under Demonstration and Research

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One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) equals (2) credits of educational instruction.

A CEU may be credited to more than one (1) category if it is approved in that(those) category(s); however, an applicator can not receive credit for the same course

An applicator who does not meet recertification credit requirements by the expiration date will no longer be permitted to make pesticide applications until the license is reinstated. The applicator is allowed up to one year to reinstate the license by obtaining the necessary recertification credits and paying the appropriate fees. Should the certification be expired longer than one-year period, reexamination is required for recertification.

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