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Category C: Field Crop Pest Management

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Learn about applying herbicides, fungicides and/or insecticides to agricultural crops. The audience is commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators. Category C recertification workshops also include recertification credit for Category A (core).

Who must attend a Category C recertification workshop?

Attendance at an approved recertification workshop once every three years fulfills the recertification requirement in Categories A and C by licensed commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators. Some license categories require recertification more often.

For example, Minnesota pesticide applicators licensed in Categories A and C who last attended a workshop in 2017 need to attend an MDA approved recertification workshop in 2020. New pesticide applicators (licensed for the first time in 2019) need to attend a workshop, too.

When do I renew my license, attend a recertification workshop or retest?

Renewal

License renewal is required every year, and follows recertification. Attending a 2020 recertification workshop enables pesticide applicators to renew their license in 2021, 2022 and 2023. If an applicator does not attend a 2020 workshop in their categories as required, retesting must be completed before a license can be renewed. Then, in addition to the license application fee, retest fees are charged for each category.

Recertification

If you attend a recertification workshop in 2020 for Category C, you will not need to attend a recertification workshop until 2023.  If you miss attending a recertification in 2020 then you must retest and pay a recertification fee of $75.00 per category in 2021 in order to renew for 2021, 2022 and 2023 license and you will need to attend a recertification workshop in 2023. 

Past year

2019 Minnesota Pesticide Recertification Workshop - Categories A, C, H December 04, 2019
Pesticide Applicator Recertification - Categories A, C, H: held in conjunction with the CPM Short Course December 10, 2019
2020 Field Crop Pest Management Recertification Workshop - Marshall (Cats A/C) January 21, 2020
2020 Field Crop Pest Management Recertification Workshop - Fairmont (Cats A/C) January 22, 2020
2020 Field Crop Pest Management Recertification Workshop - Faribault (Cats A/C) January 23, 2020
2020 Field Crop Pest Management Recertification Workshop - Mankato (Cats A/C) January 28, 2020
2020 Field Crop Pest Management Recertification Workshop - Rochester (Cats A/C) January 29, 2020
2020 Field Crop Pest Management Recertification Workshop - St. Cloud (Cats A/C) January 30, 2020
2020 Tri-State Convention February 11, 2020
2020 Pesticide Applicator Recertification, Categories A, C, H -- Ridgewater College, Willmar March 13, 2020
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