First Certification or Renewing?

You certify by completing the requirements of the Grower Pesticide Safety Course.

Are you certifying for the first time?

Farmers who are certifying for the first time must participate in a Grower Pesticide Safety Course, and pass the open-book certification test with a mark of 75% or more.

Are you renewing your certification?

To renew your certification, you have three options. The fee is the $105 for any option.

You may:

  1. participate in a Grower Pesticide Safety Course and pass the exam at the course  OR
  2. study on your own and pass the test at a two hour "exam-only" session OR
  3. participate in a Refresh & Rewrite session - includes the test (this option is not available in every area).

What is a Refresh & Rewrite?

Farmers who are currently certified may participate in a Refresh & Rewrite (R&R) session.  This is a half day session that includes time to write the test.  Before you write the test, you spend time with the pesticide safety instructor, refreshing your memory about pesticide safety practices.  Learn what's new and keep up to date on best practices to protect your health, the health of your family, and the environment.

Note: The Refresh & Rewrite and test-only options are available ONLY for farmers who are renewing.  Be aware that if you choose to renew through these options and you fail the test, you must then participate in a full day course and rewrite the test. 

Sign up for an option.