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Category P: Vertebrate Pests

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Learn about applying pesticides for vertebrate pest control, including repellents. The audience is commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators.

*Most Category P workshops are held in conjunction with A and E (Turf & Ornamentals) workshops. If you attend an A, E, P workshop, you will be required to attend the entire workshop including E presentations.

Category P recertification workshops also include recertification credit for Category A (core).

Who must attend a Category P Recertification Workshop in 2019?

Minnesota pesticide applicators licensed in Categories A and P who last attended a workshop in 2017 need to attend an MDA approved recertification workshop. New pesticide applicators (licensed for the first time in 2018) need to attend a workshop, too. Attendance at an approved recertification workshop once every two years fulfills the recertification requirement in Categories A and P by licensed commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators. Some license categories require recertification more often.

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

Renewal: License renewal is required every year and follows recertification. Attending a 2019 recertification workshop for Category P enables pesticide applicators to renew their license in 2019 and 2020. If an applicator does not attend a 2019 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 2019 for Category P, you'll be required to attend a recertification workshop or take the exam again in 2021.

Past year

Pesticide applicator recertification: Category A & E (P & F optional), Northern Green Minneapolis January 15, 2019
2019 Minnesota Pest Management Conference – Category A, E, P March 04, 2019
Pesticide applicator recertification: Categories A, E, F, L, P - Chaska April 03, 2019
Pesticide applicator recertification super workshop: Categories A, E, F, L, P, J - Andover April 10, 2019
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