Pesticide applicator training classes scheduled for April

A three-day certified pesticide applicator training course is scheduled for April 25-27. The University Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will teach the classes via Zoom. Each class will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be available statewide.

The state of Alaska requires certification for anyone who purchases, uses or sells restricted-use pesticides. Anyone who acts as a pesticide consultant, engages in the commercial or contract use of pesticides, or supervises pesticide use at a public location also must be certified.

A $75 fee includes study materials. Register for each course at Participants are encouraged to become familiar with the materials and required math beforehand. 

Materials are available by appointment at Extension offices in Anchorage, Palmer, Soldotna, Fairbanks and Delta Junction. They will be mailed to individuals in other communities. To make an appointment, contact Sage Bertrand at in Anchorage; Theresa Isaac in Palmer at; Alicia Glessing in Soldotna at; Ronda Boswell in Fairbanks at; or Phillip Kaspari,, in Delta Junction.

The deadline to register is April 18.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made five business days in advance to Kaspari at 907-895-4215 or For more information, contact Kaspari.