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Pesticide Regualtions

Do the New EPA Pesticide Rules Apply to You?

As of January 2, 2017, new regulations from the EPA that govern pesticides are now in effect. Federal law requires any person who applies or supervises the use of restricted use pesticides (RUPs) to be certified in accordance with EPA regulations and state, territorial and tribal laws. Do these affect you?

To answer this question, first you need to answer the following questions:

Do you mix, load, or apply agricultural pesticides?

Do you help or assist with the application of pesticides?

Do you clean or repair pesticide application equipment?

Are you an agricultural worker performing tasks related to growing or harvesting plants either on a farm, greenhouse, nursery, or a forest?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you are covered by the EPA’s Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS).

The new requirements are intended protect workers from pesticide protect workers from exposure to pesticide and reduce the effects of exposures that do happen.

The WPS requires that owners and employers on agricultural establishments:

  • Provide protections to workers and handlers from potential pesticide exposure.
  • Train them about pesticide safety.
  • Provide mitigations in case exposures may occur.

We Can Help

Certified Training Institute has partnered with Mississippi State University to bring the highest quality pesticide education to the entire nation. This training is designed to help you comply with the new regulations.

For both commercial and private applicators, our online classes are in HD video with an actual on-screen (not narrated slides). 24/7 access from any computer or mobile device fits your busy lifestyle.

Sign up today and begin your required training and stay in compliance with the new laws. Courses are available at our website –



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