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Welcome to… 2010 Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification. Pesticide Safety & Environmental Education Program. Thanks to Our Sponsors. Anyone applying a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) in Minnesota must be certified at the time of application.
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Pesticide Safety &
Environmental Education Program
Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) in Minnesota
must be certified at the
time of application
Manage Crop Pests Safely:
Provides private pesticide applicator testing and education
Be certified in the state you hold your driver license
If reside in MN and certified in MN you can purchase and apply RUPs in ND, SD, IA and WI.
Must know and follow pesticide laws of the state in which you make pesticide applications
Can not certify at this Recertification Workshop
Must take on-line or mail-in exam to become certified
2010 mail-in test packets and manual (can use any version of the 18th edition) available at most county extension offices
On-line exam and manual available at: www.pat.umn.edu
…you have three options to recertify:
If certify or recertify in 2010 certification will expire on March 1, 2013
Certification fee is $50 (same fee for mail-in exam, on-line exam or workshop)
Must provide proof of certification when purchasing Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs)
Private Certification Card mailed to applicator by the MDA
Certification ID # listed on MDA website: http://www2.mda.state.mn.us/webapp/PrivApp/default.jsp or tel: 651-201-6633
Workshop receipt provided by U of MN (valid until it expires or receive MDA certification card)
The MN Dept. of Ag requires applicators to attend the entire workshop to receive recertification credit.
Applicators who do not attend the entire workshop will not receive recertification credit.
Currently certified MN private applicator
MDA requires you to present a government issued photo ID (such as a driver license)
MDACertification Card speeds workshop check-in and check-out
Before You Leave…
Must be licensed in Category A: Core plus 1 or more of 17 other license categories such as:
C: Ag Field Crops E: Turf & Ornamentals
J: Rights-of-Way H: Seed Treatment
Contact MDA Ag Chemical Inspectors to find out who provides testing in your county
Category study manuals available from U of MN
Recertification by workshop or retesting
And you also farm:
If you have 1 or 2 farm employees who:
Then…they can apply RUPs on the farm with a Private Certification
3 or more employee RUP applicators than all must hold Noncommercial License.
Required to apply any fumigant on the farm (stored grain, soil, etc.)
Be a currently certified private applicator
Complete closed-book monitored fumigation exam at county extension office
Pay $35 fee
Fumigation endorsement expires with regular certification
Retest to renew fumigation endorsement
WPS compliance is required
when all statements are checked.
Required for persons, companies, and facilities that sell ‘Agricultural Use Pesticides’
Retailer recordkeeping requirements, fees
Check the label for ‘Ag Use’ box