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Agriculture Workforce Training & Community Agriculture

Take classes to skill up in the agriculture field. Add certifications, acquire continuing education credit and learn something new.

  • Bean plants in growth

  • landscape

  • three farming tractors baling hay

Workforce Development

  • Pesticide Training

    Pesticide License Continuing Education Classes

    All classes are held at the Salem Campus Agriculture Complex (Building 60) unless otherwise noted. ODA continuing education credits available for all classes.

    Private Pesticide Applicator Test Prep
    May 31 & June 7, 8:00am-12:00pm  CRN: 79103 Cost: $159

    General Urban Pest Control Category Exam Prep
    April 29 & May 6, 8:30am-4:30pm (with lunch break)
    CRN: 82838 Cost: $199

    Laws & Safety License Test Prep
    June 3 & June 10, 8:30am-12:30pm  CRN: 73311 Cost: $159


    Future courses are being scheduled. Check back here for class postings.

    To request registration, email

    You can find study materials and licensing information directly on the ODA website (click here).

  • Forklift Safety

    Forklift Safety Upcoming Courses

    Forklift Safety

    May 12 8am- 6pm (with 1 hr lunch break)

    CRN: 82889 Cost: $149

    Participants must be at least 18 years old or older.

    Class is held at Chemeketa Brooks Campus.

    To register: email


  • Tractor Safety

    Tractor Safety Classes

    Adult classes coming soon. 

    Youth Tractor & Safety Certification Classes

    Each location has 15 spots that will be filled on first come basis. Use the link below to access the pdf application and payment link for all sections.

    Dallas High School  May 20 & June 3,10am-5pm both days

    Cascade High School June 10, 9am-5pm & June 11, 10am-2pm

    Jefferson High School  June 14, 1-5pm & June 15-16, 8am-noon both days

    St Paul High School  June 16, 8am-4pm & June 17, 8am-noon

    Chemeketa Salem  June 20, 9am-5pm & June 21, 9am-1pm

    Cost: $79

    Open to youth ages 14 and older. 

    Completion of the class will earn Tractor & Machinery Safe Operation Certificate. Class is hybrid that includes self-paced online coursework and 12 hours of driving and safety instruction.

    Application Available Here:

    Youth Tractor Safety Application Spring 2023

    Or Contact: to receive application by email



  • Seed Exporting 101

    Introducing a new series of classes designed to expand your knowledge of exporting seed. Developed in collaboration with producers and seed industry professionals in the Willamette Valley, workshops will cover 7 topics over 4 days. 

    Registration for the series: $299
    Email for registration or questions.

    May 4
    Intro to International Shipping

    May 18
    AM: Markets & Marketing
    PM: Customers & Relationships

    June 1
    AM: Contracts & Navigating Risks
    PM: Seed Testing

    June 8
    AM: Export Logistics & Documentation
    PM: Industry Relations & Resources

Community Agriculture Courses


    Build a Terrarium

    Join the Horticulture Staff experts and create your own terrarium. 

    February 4, 2023, 1-3pm

    Cost: $60 includes all plants and materials and light refreshments

    Request registration information:


    Class is limited to the first 20 participants.



How to Register

  • Online & In Person

    Continuing Students

    You are a continuing student if you have ever taken classes at Chemeketa before

    • Log in to My Chemeketa 
      • If you don't know your username and password, look it up here
    • Click on "Registration" in the box on right
    • Register for class using the CRN or the "Class Search" tool
    • Pay for class by clicking on "Account" in the box on right

    New Students

    • Email and request a registration form
      • Confirmation email and payment instructions will be sent upon receiving the completed registration form


    Once you've registered you have 10 working days to make financial arrangements for payment of your class fees or you will be charged a $25 fee. Additional $25 late fees will be applied to accounts 30 days or more overdue (maximum late fees of $75 per term will be charged).

    Registration In Person

    Subject to available space. Stop by Ag Complex, Building 60 to register during business hours or 30 minutes prior to the start of class.

    Registration questions? Email