Private Pesticide Applicator Short Course

Aimed at those who would like to become certified private pesticide applicators to apply restricted-use pesticides on their farm or property.
Private Pesticide Applicator Short Course - Workshops
Language: English

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The Private Applicator Pesticide Short Course will prepare attendees for the PDA private pesticide certification exam by reviewing and highlighting key material in the Pesticide Core and Supplemental Manual. Chapters will be broken up with the inclusion of small group activities and breaks.

Certification Exam Study Materials

Study materials are not included with the registration fee. All participants are responsible for bringing their own core and category certification examination training materials to the class. Order your training packets in advance to make sure they arrive in time for you to use during the course.

If you are planning to use study packets that were previously purchased, please be aware some materials may have been updated. Please be sure your study materials include the updated manuals.

Ordering information is available online or by calling Penn State Publications Distribution Center 1-877-345-0691 (toll-free).

Scheduling Your Exam

The Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam will not be offered as part of this course. To find a convenient location and time to take your exam and make your reservation, go to Pesticide Exam Search.

Who is this for?

Individuals interested in taking the certified pesticide applicator's exam.

What will you learn?
  • Information you need to pass the certified pesticide applicator's course
  • How to safely and properly handle pesticides


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