Michigan State University Extension (MSU Extension) in partnership with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and the MSU Pesticide Safety Education Program are offering an in-person core manual review class followed by a core pesticide applicator certification testing on Dec. 7, 2023, during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
This course consists of a 4-hour review of the National Pesticide Applicators Certification Core Manual. The review of this material will be held in the morning and the exam with MDARD will be given that afternoon. It is recommended that participants read and study the core manual prior to attending the review. If you do not have a copy of the manual or need an updated copy, you may order the manual through the National Pesticide Safety Education Center.
The check-in for the program is at 8 a.m. The review class will be from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDARD will begin the testing session at approximately 1 p.m. The cost for this core review class is $15. The commercial applicator certification fee is $75, private applicator fee is $50 and the registered applicator fee is $45. Private applicator certification fees are waived for military veterans if a copy of a servicemembers DD214 is provided. A check payable to State of Michigan is the only payment type accepted for the applicator certification fee. Postage paid envelopes to send certification payment to MDARD will be provided at the session. Cash or credit card payments will not be accepted.
To register or view the complete list of location and dates that will offer the in-person pesticide training and testing in 2023-2024, visit MDARD In-Person Core Testing and Core Review. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Christina Curell, MSU Extension educator.
This article originally came from MSU Extension Field Crops.