Get Ready for Certification

 Before you participate in a course or write the exam, read our course manual.  You may pick up your manual at a location near you (no charge).  If there is no location close to you, please ask us to mail you a manual when you register for your course.  You may download the manual.  

We have resources on our website to help you learn.  

When reading the manual:

  • Look at the Table of Contents. This will help you to follow along in class and to find information during the open-book exam.
  • Find the glossary at the back of the book. Refer to the glossary if you are unsure about the meaning of a technical word that is new to you.
  • Try the questions at the end of each chapter to practice your understanding (answers are at the back of the book).
  • Are you confident that you can calculate how much to use?  Read the chapter "Applying the Right Amount of Pesticide".
  • Pesticide labels give you the directions specific to each product.  Read the chapter "The Pesticide Label" to learn about the information on a pesticide label.

Try the on-line tutorial, "Use Pesticides Safely"  This will give you extra practice for the label and math sections.