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Contact Information:
Department of
Plant Sciences and Entomology
9 E. Alumni Ave, Woodward Hall,
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881 - 0816.
Phone: (401) 874-2791.
Fax: (401) 874-2494.

Health, Environmental, and Pesticide Safety Education Training

Private Certification: if you produce an agricultural commodity such as vegetable, fruit, turf or nursery and apply “restricted use” pesticides to control pests.

Commercial License: if you work for hire applying “general use” pesticides to control pests.

Commercial Certification: if you work for hire and apply “restricted use” pesticides to control pests.

Pesticide Dealer: if you sell “restricted use” pesticides.

IPM/Integrated Pest Management: if you wish more knowledge in specific category areas.

Training Requirements: All applicators listed above are required to attend the core training which consists of 2 days with an exam in the afternoon of the second day. Individuals that would like to become commercially certified are required to attend category training in their specialty area.

Preregistration is required by mail. Use the registration form. Call Margaret Siligato if you need a confirmation.

Download Registration (PDF form) / Fall 2014 Schedule

Location: Click Here for directions to 2150 Kingstown Road, Kingston, RI 02881. East Farm is about ½ mile south of the Rt. 138 and Rt. 108 intersection. Follow signs to Pesticide Training in Building 75 when on East Farm Rd.

Recertification Reminder: Every 5 years you need to recertify by attending Approved Courses. Use the registration form and indicate you are recertifying. Please note that Private applicators need 6 hours each 5 year period and licensed applicators need 8 hours for each 5 year period. Applicators can attend any sessions listed below for recertificaton credits.

For More Information:
Margaret Siligato at URI (401) 874-5997 or Robin Mooney at DEM (401) 222-2781 x4513

(Sign language interpretation/personal FM systems/disability assistance call 72hrs. in advance. For TDD 874-2285)

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