Commercial & Public Applicator Pesticide Short Course

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Commercial & Public Applicator Pesticide Short Course will help build a foundation of knowledge about safe and proper handling and use of pesticides.

  • When

  • Day 1: Core (Part 1) - Mon., Jan. 22, 2018 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    Day 2: Core (Part 2) - Tue., Jan. 23, 2018 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    Day 3: Categories 07 & 23- Wed., Jan. 24, 2018 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    Day 4: Categories 06 & 23 - Thu., Jan. 25, 2018 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
    Day 5: Category 10 - Fri., Jan. 26, 2018 (9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)

  • Where

  • Soergel Orchards, McIntosh Hall
    2573 Brandt School Rd.
    Wexford, PA 15090

Topics covered in the study materials will be reinforced to prepare applicators to take the Pennsylvania certification exam. New applicators are not required to attend this class before taking the exam, but it may help you prepare. 

Note: This course is not approved for recertification credits.

Certification Exam Study Materials

Study materials are not included with the registration fee. All participants are responsible for bringing their own core and category certification examination training materials to the class.

Order your training packets in advance to make sure they arrive in time for you to use during the course. If you are planning to use study packets that were previously purchased, please be aware some materials have been updated. Note that the exams for Core, Category 06, and Category 07 are now closed book, and the study materials have been updated to reflect this change. Please be sure your study materials include the updated manuals. Older materials are not going to be as helpful in preparing for your exams.

Ordering information is available at: or by calling Penn State Publications Distribution Center 1-877-345-0691 (toll-free).

Scheduling Your Exam

Exam Opportunity

  • Tue., Jan. 30, 2018 (9:00 AM)
    Soergel Orchards, McIntosh Hall 2573 Brandt School Rd.
    Wexford, PA 15090

You will register for the exam during the course week (Jan. 22 - Jan. 28).

The fee for the Core exam for commercial and public applicators is $50, and each Category exam is $10. The Private Applicator exam is free of charge. Please bring a check or money order payable to "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" on the day of the exam. Cash and credit cards will not be accepted. More information will be provided at the training.

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