PESTICIDE SAFETY FOR PRIVATE AGRICULTURAL, COMMERCIAL AND RESTRICTED USE APPLICATORS
PSEP ( a program of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service) provides workshops throughout Alaska for initial pesticide applicator certification and re-certification of existing certified pesticide applicators. Pesticide certification is provided through the State of Alaska DEC Pesticide branch.
PSEP provides training materials and workshops and administers DEC pesticide applicator exams as a service to persons involved in the Cooperative Extension Service PSEP training. Workshops take one to two days depending on the particular category of use a person seeks certification in. Persons in remote locations may opt for a self paced home study of PSEP materials and arrange for a locally administered DEC pesticide certification exam.
The following are the DEC pesticide Applicator categories:
Category # 1 – Regulatory Pest Control
Category # 2 – Demonstration and Research Pest Control
Category # 3 – Private Agriculture Pest Control
Category # 4 – Ornamental and Turf Pest Control
Category # 5 – Antifouling Paint
Category # 6 – Aquatic Pest Control
Category # 7 – Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health-Related Pest Control
Category # 8 – Public Health Pest Control
Category #9 - Right of Way Control
Category # 10 – Mosquito and Biting Fly Pest Control
Category #11 – Aerial Pest Control
Category #12 – Forest Pest Control
Category #13 – Wood Preservatives
Category #14 – Restricted-Use Pesticide Dealers
AK DEC Pesticide Branch "Do you need to be a certified Pesticide Applicator?"
Continuing Education Credits Forms for Re-certification can be found here.