Are you planning to become a certified pesticide applicator in 2022? Join ENYCHP specialists for an in-depth review of topics covered on the NYS DEC pesticide applicator certification exam. This two-day virtual course includes explanation of key concepts on the core exam, test-taking tips for the core and category exam, practice questions, and Q&A with instructors. Course materials, including program recordings, practice exams, and DEC materials will be posted on the ENYCHP Teachable site. This training is geared toward certification categories 1A (agricultural plant), 21 (field and forage), 22 (fruit), and 23 (vegetable). This course was recorded on March 15 & 16, 2022.

Prior to attending, participants are encouraged to view the introductory 'How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License' webinar live on Feb. 28 or via our recording posted on Teachable.

Participants should also purchase the Core Certification Training Manual for Pesticide Applicators and Technicians and category manual beforehand for category certification sought.

For questions, requests for accommodations, and/or financial assistance purchasing manuals, please contact Ethan Grundberg ([email protected] or 617-455-1893).


Day 1

Welcome and Overview: Taking the Exam

Regulations (Ch. 14, 15, & 16)

Key Definitions and Overview of Pests (Ch. 1 & 2)

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Pesticide Resistance (Ch. 12 & 13)

Pesticides, Formulations, and Labels (Ch. 3, 4, & 28)

Exposure, Toxicity, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Ch. 5 - 7)

Storage, Security, and Emergencies (Ch. 17 - 20)

Day 2

Mixing and Loading (Ch. 26)

Environmental Considerations (Ch. 10, 11, 22, & 23)

First Aid (Ch. 8 & 9)

Application Equipment, Calibration, and Calculations (Ch. 21, 24, & 25)

Pesticide Waste (Ch. 27)

Professional Conduct and Liability (Ch. 29)

Category Exam Test-Taking Tips and Practice Questions

Example Curriculum

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