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Turfgrass Applicator Certification & Training Information


Pesticide Safety Education Program


Certified Private Pesticide Applicator

Definition of a private applicator, list of minimum standards for certification, information on Worker Protection Standards, and pesticide record keeping.


Commercial and Non-commerical Applicators

Definitions of commercial and non-commercial applicators, operators and applicators, and dealers and sales agents. List of 21 commercial categories, initial certification testing dates and locations.


Approved Continuing Education Opportunities

This listing provides dates, locations, and CEU hours assigned to approved training meetings for specific categories.


Check on your CEU credits

This Kentucky Department of Agriculture site lets you see the number of continuing education credits you have accumulated during your current 3-year certification period.


Training Manuals and Related Publications

Core manual, category manuals, and selected publications.


KDA Training and Testing Information

· Status of Individual Licensing and Certification

· Guidelines for Obtaining General and Specific Certification Credits

· Kentucky Pesticide Laws

· Kentucky Pesticide Regulations


Kentucky Pest News

KY Pest News contains articles written by Extension Specialists in Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science Cooperative Extension Specialists on insects, diseases and weeds that affect crops and landscapes in the Commonwealth. The newsletter is published weekly during the peak growing season and bi-weekly the remainder of the year. All information and recommendations in the KY Pest News Newsletter are time-sensitive and apply only to Kentucky. Past issues should be used for reference only.