Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Standards Training Program and Practice Test

$169.00

12 Hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual. The test administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency will cover this information along with state, tribe, etc. specific information. Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of pesticide safety principles. By learning how to handle pesticides correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.

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Pesticide Applicator Certification
National Core Standards Training Program and Practice Test

 


Course Description

This course 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, 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

Chapter 1 – Pest Management

Lesson 1

  • Pest Control Over the Years
  • Pest Categories
  • Pest Identification
  • Controls

Lesson 2

  • How Pesticides Work
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Effectiveness of Pest Management Programs

Chapter Assessment 

Chapter 2 – Federal Pesticide Laws

Lesson 1 

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

Lesson 2 

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

Chapter Assessment 

Chapter 3 – Pesticide Labeling

Lesson 1 

  • EPA Approval of Pesticide Labeling
  • The Label
  • Types of Pesticide Registration
  • When to Read the Pesticide Label

Lesson 2 

  • Parts of the Label
  • Other Label Resources
  • Safety Data Sheets

Chapter Assessment 

Chapter 4 – Pesticide Formulations

Lesson 1 

  • Formulations: An Overview
  • Liquid Formulations

Lesson 2

  • Dry or Solid Formulations
  • Other Formulations
  • Pesticide Mixtures
  • Adjuvants

Chapter Assessment

Chapter 5 – Pesticide Hazards and First Aid

Lesson 1 

  • Toxicity, Exposure, and Hazard
  • Potential Harmful Effects of Pesticides
  • Exposure—How Pesticides Enter the Body
  • Product Toxicity and Health Concerns

Lesson 2 

  • Factors Affecting Response
  • Signal Words
  • Exposure Symptom Recognition
  • Antidotes
  • First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning

Chapter Assessment

Chapter 6 – Personal Protective Equipment & Emergency Response

Personal Protective Equipment

Lesson 1

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Good Work Practices
  • Protect Yourself from Pesticides
  • Protect Your Body
  • Protect Your Eyes

Lesson 2 

  • Protect Your Respiratory System
  • Maintaining Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment

Emergency Response

Lesson 1 

  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Fires
  • Pesticide Spills

Chapter Assessment

Chapter 7 – Pesticides in the Environment

Lesson 1

  • The Environment
  • Pesticide Characteristics
  • How Pesticides Move in the Environment
  • Preventing Pesticide Drift

Lesson 2 

  • Sources of Water Contamination
  • Preventing Surface Water and Groundwater Contamination
  • Preventing Harmful Effects on Sensitive Areas and
  • Nontarget Organisms
  • Protecting Endangered Species

Chapter Assessment

Chapter 8 – Transportation, Storage, and Security, and Professional Conduct

Transportation, Storage, and Security

Lesson 1 

  • Transportation
  • Storage of Pesticides in Buildings
  • Pesticide Site Security 

Lesson 2 

  • Best Practices
  • Disposal and Recycling

Professional Conduct 

Lesson 1 

  • Pesticide Security and Supervision
  • Public and Customer Communications

Chapter Assessment

Chapter 9 – Planning the Pesticide Application

Lesson 1

  • Selecting the Pesticide
  • Reviewing the Pesticide Label
  • Determining Pesticide Compatibility

Lesson 2 

  • Following Safe Mixing and Loading Practices
  • Cleaning and Disposing of Pesticide Containers
  • Applying Pesticides Correctly/PPE
  • Cleaning up after Mixing, Loading, and Application

Chapter Assessment

Chapter 10 – Pesticide Application Procedures 

Lesson 1 

  • Application Methods
  • Safety Systems
  • Application Equipment
  • Equipment Calibration

Lesson 2 

  • Calibration
  • Calculating Area
  • Calculating the Application Rate
  • Techniques to Minimize Drift

Chapter Assessment 

Practice Test


Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 8am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

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