Course Description

Pesticides are hazardous substances that can cause serious harm if used improperly. Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment. Federal and state pesticide laws and regulations control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest. This course addresses the requirements set forth by federal regulations. Pesticide applicators are responsible for learning about and complying with all regulations.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

•  Be able to describe and integrate important regulatory requirements related to labeling, hazard
    management, environmental issues, and application procedures.

•  Distinguish between restricted-use and general-use pesticide classifications.

•  Explain the importance of maintaining accurate records of pesticide application and employee training.


Lesson 1

The Need for Regulation 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
Pesticide Registration
Pesticide Reregistration

Lesson 2

Violations and Federal Penalties
Federal Pesticide Regulations under FIFRA
Other Federal Laws
Federal Recordkeeping Requirements

Final Assessment


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