Pesticide applicator training - Core Manual Review
Date: January 27, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: State of MI Office Building Large Conference Room, 305 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829
Contact: Jim Isleib, 906-387-2530
This 4-hour review is intended to help prepare for the State of Michigan commercial and private pesticide applicator certification exams. 4 re-certification credits toward renewal of current State of Michigan Pesticide Applicator Certification is available for private applicators and commercial applicator 'core' category. The program will consist of a review of example exam questions from the study manuals. It is strongly suggested that participants acquire copies of the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual and study it thoroughly before the exam. If seeking commercial certification or re-certification, the study manual for the category(s) desired should also be acquired and studied. This program will cover only 'core' manual material, no commercial categories. A State of Michigan official will offer exam opportunity after the review is completed. If you plan to take an exam, be prepared to pay $50 for the private exam and $75 for the commercial exam (including any number of categories) by check payable to "State of Michigan". A waiver from the State of Michigan is offered to honorably discharged veterans seeking private pesticide applicator certification. You must provide a copy of your veteran’s federal form DD-214 that indicates honorable discharge status along with your application. Lunch will not be provided. A 1/2 hour break is scheduled between the review and the exams for participants to have lunch. If taking an exam, bring your own lunch, or plan for a very quick lunch break. A $10 fee, payable at the door, is required for the review. If paying by check, make check out to "Michigan State University Extension". This fee covers program costs and refreshments. (Note: This is a separate fee from the State of Michigan exam fee). The core manual and other study materials can be purchased on-line at http://shop.msu.edu/category_s/463.htm or ordered through your local county MSU Extension office. Additional information regarding registration for State of Michigan pesticide applicator exams and additional training programs for pesticide applicators is available on the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development website at http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-1569_16988_35289---,00.html