UMass Extension
Pesticide Education Program


Training Workshops to Prepare for State Pesticide Applicator License Exams

This optional workshop, which is sponsored by UMass Extension Pesticide Education Program is designed to help individuals prepare for the Massachusetts pesticide applicator license exam. Individuals who participated in this workshop in 2019 had higher passing rate than those who did not take the workshop . This workshop provides a review of the study manuals and is not intended to replace a thorough reading of the study manuals on your own.

The topics that will be covered during the workshop include:

  1. Pests and Pest Management
  2. Pesticide Types and Formulations
  3. Pesticides and Human Health
  4. Protective Equipment and Safety
  5. Pesticides and the Environment
  6. Pesticide Labels
  7. Pesticide Laws and Regulations
  8. Integrated Pest Management
  9. A Take-home Practice Exam

Dates & Location:
See the Registration Form.


  • 1st day 7:45a.m.-12:30p.m.
  • 2nd day 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
  • 3rd day 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Registration Fee:
$170.00/person for purchase with credit card(This covers the cost of the workshop only; study manuals and exam fees are not included). If you mail in a registration form and pay by chec, the registration fee is $160.00.  

Registration Information:
Preregistration is required. Please use the Registration Form.

Materials Needed:
All attendees should have and read the Pesticide Applicator Core Manual (3rd edition) and Massachusetts Core Supplement (2014). In addition, they should have the Massachusetts Pesticide Control Act (amended May 2015) and Massachusetts Pesticide Regulations (amendments 2016). These are the study manuals that you will need to take the applicator license exam. The order form will help you obtain the needed materials.
Please remember to order your study materials well in advance of the selected workshop!

Other Information:
This workshop is optional. It is offered in order for you to have an opportunity to discuss questions that you have regarding the study manuals. Therefore you should read the study manuals prior to attending the workshop. This workshop will not cover information in the certification training manuals.

Special Accommodations:
Please contact the Pesticide Education Program as soon as possible if you require any special accommodations for the three day workshop.

There will be no refunds in the event that an individual can not attend a workshop. Instead, (1) another individual can take his/her place, or (2) he/she can attend another workshop. Notify the Pesticide Education Office in advance of the meeting date if either of the above options are chosen.

The UMass Extension Pesticide Education program reserves the right to cancel workshops if there are less than 12 pre-registered participants. To determine whether or not a meeting is canceled due to low enrollment please call the Pesticide Education office.

If the Pesticide Education office receives your registration 5 days prior to the workshop, handouts will be mailed to you to use during the workshop.

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