4 Hour Pesticide Core Standards Training Course and Exam Part 1 Course Description

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COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This is the first part to the 12 hour pesticide training course. It is intended as a study guide for preparing to take the Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency. Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator. This certification course benefits both you and the general public. By learning how to handle pesticides correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and implement a broad range of pesticide application best practices.
  • Be able to describe and integrate important regulatory requirements related to labeling, hazard management, environmental issues, and application procedures.
  • Outline the different types formulations, equipment, and PPE used in the pesticide industry.

Pesticide Applicator Certification

1. Pest Management

Pest Control Over the Years
Pest Recognition
Pest Management Methods
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Effectiveness of Pest Management Programs

2. Federal Pesticide Laws

The Need for Regulation
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
Pesticide Registration
Tolerances
Pesticide Reregistration
Violations and Federal Penalties
Federal Pesticide Regulations under FIFRA
Other Federal Laws
Federal Recordkeeping Requirements

3. Pesticide Labeling

EPA Approval of Pesticide Labeling
The Label
Types of Pesticide Registration
When to Read the Pesticide Label
Parts of the Label
Other Label Resources
Safety Data Sheets

4. Pesticide Formulations

Formulations: An Overview
Liquid Formulations
Dry or Solid Formulations
Other Formulations
Pesticide Mixtures
Adjuvants

5. Final Exam

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