Pesticide Safety Education Program: Initial Certification Training 2024 - Cheshire

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Keene State College
Keene, NH 03431
United States


The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Pesticide Safety Education Program offers training to prepare prospective applicators for the private and commercial applicator certification exams.

To be certified as a pesticide applicator, you must take the appropriate exam(s). The certification exams are developed, administered and graded by the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food, Division of Pesticide Control, and the UNH Cooperative Extension. Questions in the exams come from study materials. Order the study materials at least three weeks before taking the training classes and/or the exam to allow adequate time to read and review.

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Pesticide Safety Education Program offers annual training in late winter/early spring to prepare prospective applicators for private or commercial Initial Pesticide Applicator License exams. Please note that training does not satisfy the requirements for applicators looking to get certified as Supervisory Registration Certification - General Use Applicators.

Attendance at an initial certification training is not required for certification at the operational level. However, it does help direct the studying. Instructors provide a review of the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual, NH Code of Administrative Rules, and the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides. Private applicator testing is held on the last day of training at each location.

Recertification credits will be awarded upon completion of the training.

Initial Certification Training: March 2024

Click here to register

 

Study Materials

Study Materials are required if you are planning on testing after the completion of the training. Also if you do not have the most current NH Core of Administrative Rules & Regulations Manual (2022) it is highly recommended you order one.If you do not presently have them, please order online at least 10 days before your class.

Order online: STUDY MATERIALS

Cheshire County - March 5, 12 & 19 (testing date)

Pesticide Safety Initial Certification Training -  This in-person training is for both Private and Commercial applicators will be held over the course of 2 days.

  • March 5, 2024:  Day 1 - Private 1:00-3:30PM    (Student Center, KSC)          
  • March 5, 2024:  Day 1 - Commercial 3:30-5:00PM    (Student Center, KSC) 
  • March 12, 2024:  Day 2 - Both Private & Commercial 1:00-5:00PM   (Student Center, KSC)    
  • March 19, 2024    Testing Day - Private Only 1:00-5:00PM   (Putnam Science Center, KSC)   

Location: Keene State College, Keene NH         

Merrimack County - March 6, 13 & 20 (testing date)

Pesticide Safety Initial Certification Training – This in-person training is for both Private and Commercial applicators will be held over the course of 2 days.

  • March 6, 2024:  Day 1 - Private 1:00-3:30PM
  • March 6, 2024Day 1 - Commercial 3:30-5:00PM  
  • March 13, 2024Day 2 - Both Private & Commercial 1:00-5:00PM
  • March 20, 2024: Testing Day - Private Only 1:00-5:00PM   

Location: UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, Concord NH                   

Strafford County - March 7, 14 & 21 (testing date)

This in-person training is for both Private and Commercial applicators will be held over the course of 2 days.

  • March 7, 2024:  Day 1 - Private 1:00-3:30PM 
  • March 7, 2024: Day 1 - Commercial 3:30-5:00PM 
  • March 14, 2024: Day 2 - Both Private & Commercial 1:00-5:00PM 
  • March 21, 2024:  Testing Day - Private Only 1:00-5:00PM   

Location: Milton Town Hall, Milton NH             


       

If you need an accommodation to participate in our programming, please contact pesticide.safety@unh.edu, 603-836-4934 prior to the event. Given ample time, we will make any reasonable effort to meet your needs, including language access services if requested, which will be provided free of charge.

A fee is charged for this Extension program to cover costs. A limited number of scholarships are available to individuals unable to pay.