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Pesticide safety and certification

Responsible management of pests and pesticides is essential to public health, safety and environmental protection. Extension provides education for anyone who use pesticides at home, on farms, in buildings and managing natural resources and landscapes. 

Workshop updates

2021 recertifying applicators in Categories C, E, F, H, I, J, L and P will receive a newsletter in the mail with recertification information, events, and registration deadlines.

See below for links to commercial, noncommercial and private applicator recertification options.

Programs and training

Commercial, noncommercial applicator

If you apply pesticides on your employer's or customer's land or sites.

Private applicator

If you apply Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) on your agricultural land.

Structural applicator

If you apply pesticides on, in, under or around structures.



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E-communications from the Pesticide Safety and Environmental Education program may include workshop updates, newsletter, applicator licensing information, registration deadlines, or other pesticide safety news and event information.

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