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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

Pesticide applicator recertification: Categories A, C - Thief River Falls January 23, 2019
Pesticide applicator recertification: Categories A, C- Detroit Lakes January 24, 2019
Pesticide applicator recertification: Category A, B, and C - Tri-State Aerial Convention, Optional J and L add-ons Feb. 26 February 27, 2019
Pesticide applicator recertification: Category A, C, H - Willmar March 08, 2019
2019 Minnesota Pesticide Recertification Workshop - Categories A, C, H December 04, 2019
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