Commercial & Public Applicator Pesticide Short Course

Registration for this event is closed. If you have any questions, please contact the event planner directly.

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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) - Tue., Jul. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    Day 2: Core (Part 2) - Thu., Jul. 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 3:15 PM)
    Day 3: Categories 07 & 23- Tue., Jul. 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
    Day 4: Categories 06 & 23 - Thu., Jul. 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 3:45 PM)
    Day 5: Category 10 - Fri., Jul. 28, 2017 (9:00 AM - 3:45 PM)

  • Where

  • Lehigh County Agricultural Center
    4184 Dorney Park Rd.
    Allentown, PA 18104-5798

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. 

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

» The Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam will not be offered as part of this course.

To find a convenient location and time to take your exam and make your reservation go to https:/ Highlight “Pesticide Programs,” and then click on “Certification Exam Locations.” 

Exam Opportunity*

  • Aug. 18, 2017 (10:00 AM)
    Penn State Extension Lehigh County
    4184 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown, PA 18104

    *Must preregister with PDA.

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. Check or money order payment only. Cash and credit cards will not be accepted at the exam sites. More information will be provided at the training.

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