Pesticide Recertification Training Workshops
UMass Extension Pesticide Education conducts pesticide recertification training workshops in Winter and Fall. These workshops are designed to provide both licensed and certified applicators with current information regarding the safe and effective use of pesticides. Applicators can gain contact hours towards recertification in addition to a current understanding of pesticide issues and their responsibilities as pesticide applicators in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
It is your responsibility to select workshops that are appropriate for your license or certification. If you have any questions about these workshops you can contact the Pesticide Education office at (413) 545-1044.
Recertification Training Workshop Schedule
Click on the workshop title to register and receive more information for the workshop. These workshops are livestreaming and count towards in-person/livestreaming requirements for Massachusetts recertification contact hours. Contact the meeting organizer if you have questions about a workshop.
|Click on title to Register||Date & Time||Location||Categories||Contact Hours|
|Special Topics for Pesticide Applicators||
|Live Zoom Online||For all categories of MA pesticide licenses||2.0|
|The Invasive Plant Issue etc||
|Live Online||For Applicator's License and only Certification categories: 29,36,37.40,48||3.0|
|Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program||
|Live Online||For Applicator's License and only Certification categories: 29,36,37.40,48||4.0|
How many contact hours are needed?
In 1993, the Massachusetts Department Agricultural Resources (MDAR) revised the recertification training requirements. A summary of requirements for each license category is listed below.
|**Must receive 12 contact hours in each category.|
How do I prove that I attended these workshops?
You will receive a UMass Extension Certificate of Attendence when you attend these workshops. If you are audited by the Department, you will need to send in these forms.
Are these the only workshops that offer contact hours?
No, there are several groups that sponsor programs which include pesticide recertification training. Check with your professional association.
Does UMass Extension offer any other training?
Yes, we offer training on a variety of topics for all agricultural commodities and green industry. If you would like an access guide to UMass Extension programs, call the Pesticide Education Office at (413) 545-1044.