Recertification Training for North Carolina Pesticide Applicators
NEW Recertification Training Requirement for Certified Pesticide Applicators in North Carolina
Effective Oct. 1, 2002, all NC Private Pesticide Applicators
(essentially farmers who are certified to purchase and use
restricted-use pesticides) will be required to obtain 2 hours of
recertification credits every three years. This is in addition to the
2-hour class conducted by County Pesticide Coordinators that has been
required for many years. Farmers can obtain the two "elective" hours by
attending field days, workshops, and other training sessions that have
been pre-approved for credits by the Pesticide Section of NCDA&CS.
(NCDA&CS is approving meetings conducted in Sept 2002 for Private
Applicators). This means that you can expect an increase in audience
size for future Extension meetings! Click Here
for a complete description of the rule change.
The approval system and record keeping will be essentially the same
as what is done for Commercial Applicator Recertification now. Pre-approval Forms
can be downloaded from the web site.
E-mail any questions to James Choate
, Certification Specialist, NCDA&CS or telephone: 919-733-3556.