★ Safety Training
PESTICIDE SAFETY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES 2012
PSEP conducts workshops and self paced training materials for persons seeking DEC pesticide applicator certification and re-certification. Initial certification requires a two-day workshop. A list of pesticide training materials and a schedule of coming workshops are posted on this page.
A photo ID at check in is required by DEC to qualify to take the exam. There will be a $30 charge for the certification training/exam.
Initial Pesticide Applicator Certification Training, April 23-27, will be offered by a combination of video-conferencing and face-to-face instruction. Times are M-Th 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and Fri 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. including exam. The instructors for this training are Phil Kaspari, CES Delta Junction & Julie Riley, CES Anchorage. The registration fee is $30. Credit card payments can be made online. For check or cash payments, please download the registration form and mail it to UAF Cooperative Extension Service at 1675 C Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, 99501. You may also pay by check or cash in person.
Please download or order class materials from the DEC website. The core manual and some of the supplemental materials for the category exams are available from the CES office. It is strongly recommended that participants read the materials prior to the start of class. Class will be cancelled unless there are a minimum of 10 people registered by April 19. Call 786-6300 with questions.
Pesticide applicator certification and recertification will be offered at the Delta Career Advancement Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 3 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 4. Visit our credit card payment page to register and pay online or download the registration form and mail to the Delta District office. Be sure to download study materials from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation website or pick up from the Delta Extension Office in the Jarvis Building.
Pesticide Applicator certification and recertification will be offered, by videoconference, at the Tanana District Extension office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 3 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 4. The office is located at 724 27th Ave., in the Fairbanks Community Food Bank building. Visit our credit card payment page to register and pay online or download the registration form and mail to the Tanana District office. Be sure to download study materials from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation website or order through the Extension office at 474-1530.
Pesticide Applicator certification and recertification will be offered, by videoconference, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 3 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 4. Contact Blythe Brown regarding the Kodiak site at 486-5574 or email@example.com. Visit our credit card payment page to register and pay online or download the registration form and mail to Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District. Be sure to download study materials from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation website or order them through firstname.lastname@example.org or 895-4215.
Applicators may renew their certification either by successfully passing the required exam, or by completing at least 12 approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs). These activities must be completed prior to expiration of current certification.
Exams may be arranged either through the Cooperative Extension or the ADEC Pesticide Program. CEUs are available through attendance at a variety of classes, conferences, and meetings, as well as some on-line courses. Contact the ADEC Pesticide Program to get more information on approved CEUs.
Correspondence and home study training is also available on a limited basis. Certification may be obtained by completing the correspondence/home study course and successfully passing the required exam.
Please contact the ADEC Pesticide Program directly to obtain an application for correspondence and home study training. The Pesticide Program will send study materials after the application is complete and an official examination is scheduled.
There is an annual DEC fee to maintain your certification; DEC will mail you an invoice for this fee.