Pesticide Safety Education Program

Certified Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions for 2014

Certification is required by law for individuals engaged in the following practices:

1.  Purchase, use or sale of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restricted use pesticides (RUP).
2. Use or supervise the use of an EPA general or RUP for commercial purposes (for hire).
3. Apply pesticides to someone else’s property.
4. Consult or advise about pesticides.
5.  Use or supervise the use of pesticides at a public place, such as a school, common area of an apartment building or government office, parks, or public sports field, unless it is an antimicrobial.
6. Satisfy the requirements of a pesticide permit.

Course cost is $30.00 fee per participant plus additional fees per category for training materials.
Materials can be picked up at your local Cooperative Extension District Offices after registration.

Questions concerning your category of certification should be directed to the Division of Environmental Health Pesticide Program's website or by
calling 1-800-478-2577 or 376-1870.

Students are encouraged to pick up study materials and become familiar with them prior to training sessions.  Testing will be arranged after training sessions by district proxy.

Registration online, pay by credit card at:

Registration by cash or check may be available through your local CES office.

             Initial and Re-Certification training for all Categories 


Training Session Schedule


Date:  All  day classes  April 28, 29 and 30th 2014 with exam scheduled May 1st  or 2nd.
Time: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM with an hour for lunch and scheduled breaks
Locations: Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, and other communities as requested
           via Distance Delivery
Anchorage Classes will be held at CES Anchorage Office 1675 C St. Suite 100
Fairbanks Classes will be held at Tanana District Office 724 27th Ave. Suite 2 & 3
Kenai Peninsula Classes will be held at Kenai Library Conference Room 213

Training Session Schedule
Monday - April 28 2014
Introduction & Pre-Test  - WPS and State Regulations
Chapters 1, 2, Category 7           9:00-Noon  1:00 – 4:30  Instructors: Phil Kaspari, DEC, Lydia Clayton
Tuesday - April 29th
Chapters 3, 4,  Chapters 5, 6 Category 4
Chapters 7, 8, Category 9          9:00-Noon   1:00 – 4:30  Instructors: Steve Seefeldt, Julie Riley
Wednesday - April 30th
Chapters 9,10, 11, 12   Category 3 - MATH    9:00-Noon    1:00 – 4:30   Instructors: Phil Kaspari
Thursday  - May 1st        TESTING arranged per district

Register online at: or at your local Cooperative Extension office  

More information on Pesticide Safety Education can be found on our website:


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