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N.H. Pesticide Applicator Certification


UNH Extension's Pesticide Safety Education Program provides educational resources and training programs for private and commercial pesticide applicator certification and online recertifcation. Our programs promote sound decision-making and protection of people and the environment. 


Online Catalog of Study Materials

Order over 50 training manuals in our online catalog that help you receive or maintain commercial or private certification. 


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Do You Need A Pesticide Applicator License?

The difference between a private and commercial license, a general-use and restricted-use license, and a pesticide dealer license.

The State of New Hampshire Pesticide Licensing Requirements pertain to 1) anyone using Restricted-Use pesticides, 2) anyone applying any Restricted or General-Use pesticides (any pesticide) in the course of employment, and 3) it is important to note that a person using a General-Use pesticide on his or her own property is exempt.  Learn More

What you should know


In New Hampshire, pesticide licensing requirements are for people applying pesticides to produce an agricultural commodity for sale or distribution (Private Applicator); anyone applying pesticides on a property of another (Commercial Applicator); or anyone selling or distributing restricted use pesticides in the state (Dealer).


Need Help? Contact us

Jacob.Winn@unh.edu  &  Rachel.Maccini@unh.edu

(603) 351-3831 

Commercial Applicator Categories - Study Materials

Commercial applicator category Fruit (A1) is a subcategory of Agricultural Pest Control (A). This subcategory is intended for pesticide applicators concerned with controlling pests common to orchards, small fruits, and berries.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Fruit (A1) commercial license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.

Note: The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) manual is required for commercial categories only if pesticide-treated agricultural commodities are being sold.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all commercial license trainings.

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Commercial applicator category Herbicides (A2) is a subcategory of Agricultural Pest Control (A). This subcategory is intended for herbicide applicators concerned with controlling vegetative pests in corn, grass, and other forage crops.

This page contains the required manuals for Herbicides (A2) commercial license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.

Note: The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) manual is required for commercial categories only if pesticide-treated agricultural commodities are being sold.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

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Commercial applicator category Field Crops (A3) is a subcategory of Agricultural Pest Control (A). This subcategory is intended for pesticide and soil fumigant applicators concerned with controlling pests in field crops such as potatoes, corn, beans, and other vegetative crops.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Field Crops (A3) commercial license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.

Note: The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) manual is required for commercial categories only if pesticide-treated agricultural commodities are being sold.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

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Commercial applicator category Animals (A4) is a subcategory of Agricultural Pest Control (A). This subcategory is for commercial applicators who:

  1. Apply or supervise the application of pesticides on animals including common domestic animals such as cats, dogs, birds, fish, rabbits, and hamsters.
  2. Apply or supervise the application of pesticides to animals being grown or maintained for the production of an animal-related agricultural commodity or to areas or structures in which these animals are confined.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Animals (A4) commercial license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

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Commercial applicator category Right-Of-Way and Commercial Weed and Brush Control (B) is for commercial applicators who wish to use or supervise the use of pesticides to control vegetative pests, such as weeds and brush in non-crop and industrial sites, and in the maintenance of public roads, pipelines, electric powerlines, railways, waterways, boundary markers, airports, and other non-crop right-of-way areas requiring the control of weed and brush.

This page contains the required manuals for Right-Of-Way and Commercial Weed and Brush Control (B) commercial license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

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Commercial applicator category Forest Pest Control and Timber Treatment (C1) is a subcategory of Forest Pest Control (C). This subcategory is for use with controlling pests in forests or forest nurseries, and is intended for pesticide applicators or those supervising the use of pesticides, including state and federal employees operating on public and private lands.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Forest Pest Control and Timber Treatment (C1) commercial license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.

Note: The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) manual is required for commercial categories only if pesticide-treated agricultural commodities are being sold.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all commercial license trainings.

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Commercial applicator category Christmas Trees (C2) is a subcategory of Forest Pest Control (C). This subcategory is for use with the maintenance and production of Christmas trees, by commercial applicators that wish to use or supervise the use of pesticides.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Christmas Trees (C2) commercial license applicants.

Study materials can be ordered in printed form, and are available online.

Note: The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) manual is required for commercial categories only if pesticide-treated agricultural commodities are being sold.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all commercial license trainings.

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Commercial applicator category Aquatic Pest Control (D) is for commercial applicators who wish to use or supervise the use of pesticides intentionally applied to standing or running water, but excluding applicators involved in activities related to public health that are included in Pes 302.01 (g)(2) and Pes 302.01 (h). This page contains the required manuals for Aquatic Pest Control (D) commercial license applicants. Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings.

Buy d study materials

Commercial applicator category Aerial Pest Control (J) is for commercial and government applicators who wish to apply pesticides to control various pests using fixed wing and/or rotary wing aircraft. 

This page contains the required manuals for Aerial Pest Control (J) commercial license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

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Commercial applicator category Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health Related Pest Control (F1) is a subcategory of Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health Related Pest Control (F). This subcategory is for commercial applicators who wish to use or supervise the use of pesticides in, on, or around any structure and adjacent area, private or public, for the protection of processed, manufactured, or stored goods, and is primarily for insect control.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health Related Pest Control (F1) commercial license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

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Commercial applicator category Mosquito and Black Fly (F2) is a subcategory of Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health Related Pest Control (F). This subcategory is for commercial applicators who wish to use or supervise the use of pesticides to control biting arthropods, such as mosquitos and black flies, in various habitats. This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Mosquito and Black Fly (F2) commercial license applicants. Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

 

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

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Commercial applicator category Termites and Other Wood-Destroying Insects (F3) is a subcategory of Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health Related Pest Control (F). This subcategory is for commercial applicators who wish to use or supervise the use of pesticides for preventative and remedial control of wood-destroying insects such as ants, termites, and powder-post beetles that are found in and around structures. This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Termites and Other Wood-Destroying Insects (F3) commercial license applicants. Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

 

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Commercial applicator category Fumigation (F4) is a subcategory of Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health Related Pest Control (F). This subcategory is for commercial applicators who wish to use or supervise the use of fumigant pesticides to control insect pests, including fumigation of beehives and related equipment. This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Fumigation (F4) commercial license applicants. Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

* If fumigation is for bees you'll also need:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

Buy F4 Materials 

Commercial applicator category Pole Treating and Wood Preservation (F5) is a subcategory of Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health Related Pest Control (F). This subcategory is for commercial applicators who wish to use or supervise the use of wood preservatives to protect utility poles and lumber products against degradation from pests. This page contains the required manuals for Pole Treating and Wood Preservation (F5) commercial license applicants. Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

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Commercial applicator category Food Handlers (F6) is a subcategory of Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health Related Pest Control (F). This subcategory is for commercial applicators, including commercial applicators not-for-hire, who wish to use or supervise the use of pesticides, in, on, or around food handling establishments and is confined to direct employees of food handling establishments. This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Food Handlers (F6) commercial license applicants. Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

Buy F6 Materials

Commercial applicator category Public Health Pest Control (E) is limited to state, federal, or other governmental employees who wish to use or supervise the use of pesticides for the management and control of pests having medical and public health importance in public health programs.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Public Health Pest Control (E) commercial license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

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Commercial applicator category Microbial Pest Control (F8) is a subcategory of Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health Related Pest Control (F). This subcategory is for commercial applicators who wish to use or supervise the use of pesticides to control fungi, mold, bacteria, algae and shellfish within structures and industrial processing facilities including, but not limited to, brewery pasteurizing systems, air washers, pulp and paper mills, and recirculating cooling water systems, in, on, or around public or private dwellings, schools, and any other structures and adjacent areas.

This page contains the required manuals for Microbial Pest Control (F8) commercial license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

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Commercial applicator category Shade and Ornamental Pest Control (G1) is a subcategory of Ornamental and Turf Pest Control (G). This subcategory is for commercial applicators who wish to use or supervise the use of pesticides to control pests in the production and maintenance of ornamental flowers, shrubs, and trees.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Shade and Ornamental Pest Control (G1) commercial license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.

Note: The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) manual is required for commercial categories only if pesticide-treated agricultural commodities are being sold.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

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Commercial applicator category Turf (G2) is a subcategory of Ornamental and Turf Pest Control (G). This subcategory is for commercial applicators who wish to use or supervise the use of pesticides to control pests in the production and maintenance of turf, which includes private and municipal golf courses.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Turf (G2) commercial license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.

Note: The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) manual is required for commercial categories only if pesticide-treated agricultural commodities are being sold.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

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Commercial applicator category Indoor Foliar Pest Control (G3) is a subcategory of Ornamental and Turf Pest Control (G). This subcategory is for commercial applicators who wish to use or supervise the use of pesticides to control pests in the maintenance of ornamental plants, such as flowers, shrubs, and trees, in an indoor environment.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Indoor Foliar Pest Control (G3) commercial license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

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Commercial applicator category Sewer Root Control (F7) is a subcategory of Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health Related Pest Control (F). This subcategory is for commercial applicators who wish to use or supervise the use of pesticides to remove plant roots from drain and sewer systems. This page contains the required manuals for Sewer Root Control (F7) commercial license applicants. Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials recommended for all commercial license trainings. 

Buy F7 Materials


Private Applicator Categories - Study Materials

Beekeeper (BK) is a private applicator commodity. This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Beekeeper (BK) private license applicants. Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all private license trainings.

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Christmas Tree (CT) is a private applicator commodity.  An online Christmas Tree Course has been created to assist with studying for the state pesticide exam. *Please note this course doesn't replace studying all the material outlined below, but can be used in addition, in preparation for the exam.

Christmas Tree online course

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Christmas Tree (CT) private license applicants.

Study materials can be ordered in printed form, and are available online.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all private license trainings.

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Dairy (DY) is a private applicator commodity.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Dairy (DY) private license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all private license trainings.

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Nursery (NS) is a private applicator commodity.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Nursery (NS) private license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all private license trainings.

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Poultry (PO) is a private applicator commodity.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Poultry (PO) private license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all private license trainings.

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The Small Fruit (SF) is a private applicator commodity and is broken down into specialized topics. Grape Small Fruit is one of those topics.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Grape Small Fruit (SF) private license applicants.

Study materials can be ordered in printed form, and are available online.

We are currently out of stock of the New England Small Fruit Pest Management Guide hard copy book. 

If you order this item through the storefront, we will send you the fact sheets associated with the category, along with the link to the online version.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all private license trainings.

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The Small Fruit (SF) is a private applicator commodity and is broken down into specialized topics. Highbush Blueberry Small Fruit is one of those topics.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Highbush Blueberry Small Fruit (SF) private license applicants.

Study materials can be ordered in printed form, and are available online.

We are currently out of stock of the New England Small Fruit Pest Management Guide hard copy book. 

If you order this item through the storefront, we will send you the fact sheets associated with the category, along with the link to the online version.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all private license trainings.

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The Small Fruit (SF) is a private applicator commodity and is broken down into specialized topics. Lowbush Blueberry Small Fruit is one of those topics.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Lowbush Blueberry Small Fruit (SF) private license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all private license trainings.

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The Small Fruit (SF) is a private applicator commodity and is broken down into specialized topics. Raspberry Small Fruit is one of those topics.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Raspberry Small Fruit (SF) private license applicants.

Study materials can be ordered in printed form, and are available online.

We are currently out of stock of the New England Small Fruit Pest Management Guide hard copy book. 

If you order this item through the storefront, we will send you the fact sheets associated with the category, along with the link to the online version.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all private license trainings.

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The Small Fruit (SF) is a private applicator commodity and is broken down into specialized topics. Strawberry Small Fruit is one of those topics.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Strawberry Small Fruit (SF) private license applicants.

Study materials can be ordered in printed form, and are available online.

We are currently out of stock of the New England Small Fruit Pest Management Guide hard copy book. 

If you order this item through the storefront, we will send you the fact sheets associated with the category, along with the link to the online version.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all private license trainings.

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The Tree Fruit (TF) is a private applicator commodity and is broken down into specialized topics. Mixed Tree Fruit is one of those topics.

This page contains the required manuals and factsheets for Mixed Tree Fruit (TF) private license applicants.

Not all of the study materials are available online, but all can be ordered in printed form.


Study Materials:

*Materials required for all private license trainings.

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Online Recertification Courses

Recertification for Pesticide Applicators

Integrated pest management, pesticide regulations, personal safety 


Recertification training is required by the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, Division of Pesticide Control for both Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicators (NH Rules and Regulations Pes 402). Applicators can attend meetings, courses and training that provide them with science-based information on integrated pest management, pesticide regulations, personal safety when using pesticides and environmental protection.  See details of each recertification course below or go directly to the online catalog

Backpack sprayers are inexpensive, lightweight, easy to use, and perfectly suited to small jobs on the farm or in the landscape. In this course, we will discuss the importance of backpack sprayers and how they can make a small job easier to manage, we will look at ways you can convert your backpack sprayer to meet your own personal needs, and finally give pointers on choosing the best sprayer for your situation.

Details

1 credit hour - $40

Available Online 24/7

This course has a variety of activities and a final quiz. Each student has a maximum of three attempts to pass the quiz with a grade of 80% or better.

Once you have completed this course, print out your certificate and mail it with your renewal paperwork.

For more information or to enroll contact Rachel Maccini, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, University of New Hampshire.

ONLINE RECERTIFICATION COURSE - BACKPACK SPRAYER 1

 

 

Pesticide Applicator recertification credits for a variety of subjects including backpack sprayers and the label.

Details

1 credit hour - $40

Available Online 24/7

This course has a variety of activities and a final quiz. Each student has a maximum of three attempts to pass the quiz with a grade of 80% or better.

Once you have completed this course, print out your certificate and mail it with your renewal paperwork.

For more information or to enroll contact Rachel Maccini, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, University of New Hampshire.

Online Recertification Course - Backpack Sprayer 2

Integrated Pest Management, commonly referred to as "IPM", is a pest management approach that focuses on long-term prevention through the use of regular monitoring and a combination of tactics.

New Hampshire Integrated Pest Management is an online course for pesticide applicators who are seeking recertification or to increase their general knowledge.

Details

1 credit hour - $40

Available Online 24/7

This course has a variety of activities and a final quiz. Each student has a maximum of three attempts to pass the quiz with a grade of 80% or better.

Once you have completed this course, print out your certificate and mail it with your renewal paperwork.

For more information or to enroll contact Rachel Maccini, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, University of New Hampshire.

Online Recertification Course - Integrated Pest Management

 

 

Pesticide product labeling is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. The information printed on or attached to the pesticide container is the label. Labeling includes the label plus all other information you receive from the manufacturer about the product when you buy it.

Details

1 credit hour - $40

Available Online 24/7

This course has a variety of activities and a final quiz. Each student has a maximum of three attempts to pass the quiz with a grade of 80% or better.

Once you have completed this course, print out your certificate and mail it with your renewal paperwork.


For more information please contact Rachel Maccini.

Online Recertification Course - The Label and Labeling

Pesticides can pose hazards to humans, so it is important that an applicator be safe. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is one way in which an applicator can keep themselves safe from pesticide exposure. PPE is defined as gear that is worn to help prevent pesticides from entering or getting on to the body.

This course is designed to remind applicators to the severity of pesticide poisoning and how this poisoning depends on the pesticide's chemical makeup and formulation, its path into the body, the amount that enters the body, and the length of exposure. Wearing PPE can greatly reduce the potential for dermal, inhalation, eye, and oral exposure, and thereby significantly reducing the chances of a pesticide poisoning, but it does not necessarily eliminate it.


For more information please contact Rachel Maccini

Online Recertification Course - Personal Protective Equipment

This course was developed primarily for professional pesticide applicators working in Right of Way, but can be helpful to anyone who applies pesticides as part of their employment. Students will learn the importance of adding the correct amount of pesticide to a mix, to calculate the area or volume to be treated and to calculate the right amount of pesticides. If you are a pesticide applicator who is seeking recertification or just want to increase your  general knowledge of pesticide calculations this course is for you. Each example and problem is category specific.

Details

1 credit hour - $40

Available Online 24/7

This course has a variety of activities and a final quiz. Each student has a maximum of three attempts to pass the quiz with a grade of 80% or better.

Once you have completed this course, print out your certificate and mail it with your renewal paperwork.

For more information please contact Rachel Maccini

Online Recertification Course - Right of Way Applicators

This course was developed primarily for professional pesticide applicators working in Structural Pest Control, but can be helpful to anyone who applies pesticides as part of their employment Students will learn the importance of adding the correct amount of pesticide to a mix, to calculate the area or volume to be treated and to calculate the right amount of pesticides. If you are a pesticide applicator who is seeking recertification or just want to increase your  general knowledge of pesticide calculations this course is for you. Each example and problem is category specific.

Details

1 credit hour - $40

Available Online 24/7

This course has a variety of activities and a final quiz. Each student has a maximum of three attempts to pass the quiz with a grade of 80% or better.

Once you have completed this course, print out your certificate and mail it with your renewal paperwork.

For more information please contact Rachel Maccini

Online Recertification Course - Structural Applicators

This course was developed primarily for professional pesticide applicators working in Turf, but can be helpful to anyone who applies pesticides as part of their employment. Students will learn the importance of adding the correct amount of pesticide to a mix, to calculate the area or volume to be treated and to calculate the right amount of pesticides. If you are a pesticide applicator who is seeking recertification or just want to increase your  general knowledge of pesticide calculations this course is for you. Each example and problem is category specific.

Details

1 credit hour - $40

Available Online 24/7

This course has a variety of activities and a final quiz. Each student has a maximum of three attempts to pass the quiz with a grade of 80% or better.

Once you have completed this course, print out your certificate and mail it with your renewal paperwork.

For more information please contact Rachel Maccini

Online Recertification Course - Turf (G2)

Pesticides can pose hazards to humans, so it is important that an applicator be safe. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is one way in which an applicator can keep themselves safe from pesticide exposure. PPE is defined as gear that is worn to help prevent pesticides from entering or getting on to the body.

This course is designed to remind applicators to the severity of pesticide poisoning and how this poisoning depends on the pesticide's chemical makeup and formulation, its path into the body, the amount that enters the body, and the length of exposure. Wearing PPE can greatly reduce the potential for dermal, inhalation, eye, and oral exposure, and thereby significantly reducing the chances of a pesticide poisoning, but it does not necessarily eliminate it.

Details

1 credit hour - $40

Available Online 24/7

This course has a variety of activities and a final quiz. Each student has a maximum of three attempts to pass the quiz with a grade of 80% or better.

Once you have completed this course, print out your certificate and mail it with your renewal paperwork.

For more information please contact Rachel Maccini

Online Recertification Course - Pesticide Hazards and First Aid

Unsafe pesticide storage can lead to serious accidents. It is extremely important to READ THE PRODUCT LABEL for specific storage information.


Proper disposal of pesticides and pesticide containers is an important phase of pest management an improperly disposed product can be hazardous to people and the environment. READ THE PRODUCT LABEL for specific disposal information.

Details

1 credit hour - $40

Available Online 24/7

This course has a variety of activities and a final quiz. Each student has a maximum of three attempts to pass the quiz with a grade of 80% or better.

Once you have completed this course, print out your certificate and mail it with your renewal paperwork.

For more information please contact Rachel Maccini

Online Recertification Course - Storage and Disposal

 

By taking this course, students will learn:


The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a regulation developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect workers and handlers from the harmful effects of pesticides and their residues. The standard went through some major revisions in 2015 and this course will reflect those changes.


This course will cover some of the major points of the Worker Protection Standard and what employers need to cover with their employees in order to comply.


Once you've completed this course, you should be able to:

  •  Define a worker and a handler
  •  Understand the importance of the WPS
  •  Know when compliance is necessary
  •  Identify the basic requirements needed by both a worker and handler to reduce their pesticide exposure

 

Watch the presentation from beginning to end. There are review questions interspersed to help you review the information. When you feel you are comfortable with the information, take the final assessment below Jeopardy game.

 

Details

1 credit hour - $40

Available Online 24/7

This course has a variety of activities and a final quiz. Each student has a maximum of three attempts to pass the quiz with a grade of 80% or better.

Once you have completed this course, print out your certificate and mail it with your renewal paperwork.


For more information please contact Rachel Maccini Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, University of New Hampshire, Cooperative Extension

Online Recertification Course - Worker Protection Standards

Backpack Sprayer Videos

An informative series produced in partnership with Rutgers and Northeast SARE project, hosted by John Grande, Ph.D., Rutgers Snyder Research and Extension Farm, Rutgers NH Agricultural Experiment Station

  

  

  

John Grande discusses types of backpack sprayers. He points out the small size, transportability, and the ease making them a versatile tool in many situations. He also summarizes some of the key differences among the different sprayers commonly sold: types of pumps, pressure regulation, availability of nozzles, spray tank volume, and other features.

  

  

  

  

  

John Grande discusses types of backpack sprayers. He points out the small size, transportability, and the ease making them a versatile tool in many situations. He also summarizes some of the key differences among the different sprayers commonly sold: types of pumps, pressure regulation, availability of nozzles, spray tank volume, and other features.