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Pesticide Education Program

 

Pesticide Applicator License Exam Training Materials

PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning to take your pesticide exam in 2014 you will have to purchase the 3rd edition of the Core Manual and 2014 Massachusetts Core Supplement. The new versions of these documents will be available for sale through the UMass Extension bookstore on December 15, 2013. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources has posted this announcement on their website.

There are 4 ways to purchase study materials for the pesticide exam

By fax using credit card and a printout of the form supplied at the links below. This is the quickest way to order study manuals.

By mail using check, money order or credit card and a printout of the form supplied at the links below.

By phone using credit card and a printout of the form supplied at the links below.

Online through the UMass Extension bookstore. You will still need to contact the bookstore by phone at 413-545-5537 to give your credit card number. This link will take you directly to the bookstore but you still need to use the order form below to identify the correct items to purchase online.

Click here to download a two page pdf study materials order form.

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If you need help to order the correct study materials, select the type of exam are you preparing for below:

Applicators License
This exam prepares you for general pesticide applications on property other than your own. It does not permit you to apply RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDES unless under the direct supervision of a commercial applicator.

Private Certification
These exams prepare you for applying restricted use pesticides on your own property. (This license is usually obtained by farmers.)

Dealers License
This exam is intended for individuals that will be selling pesticides.

Commercial Certification
These exams prepare you for RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE applications on property other than your own. Note: You usually need to have held an applicators license for two years before you are eligible to sit for this exam.

 
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