Pesticide applicator training offered

Two three-day certified pesticide applicator trainings are being offered this spring, March 15-17 or April 26-28. 

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service offers both trainings via Zoom, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The state requires certification for anyone who purchases, uses or sells restricted-use pesticides. Certification is also required for anyone who acts as a pesticide consultant, engages in the commercial or contract use of pesticides or supervises their use at a public location.

Register for both trainings at The $75 fee includes study materials, which can be picked up at extension offices in Anchorage, Palmer, Fairbanks and Delta Junction. Materials can be mailed to individuals for $20. Participants are encouraged to become familiar with the materials and required math beforehand. Contact DeShana York in Anchorage at, Theresa Isaac in Palmer at, Ronda Boswell in Fairbanks at or Phil Kaspari in Delta Junction at

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made five business days in advance to Phil Kaspari at 907-895-4215 or