Pesticide Training    

Core Pesticide Training - Ontario County

The Core Pesticide Training Program Series in Ontario County is for the person who needs to acquire the knowledge to be able to take the Pesticide Core exam for a license to apply pesticides. Also this is for certified applicators, private or commercial, seeking recertification credits.

Private Certification is for the person who will be applying restricted pesticides to their own property or an employer's property or rented property.
Private Certification available:
Field and Forage (Category 21)
Fruit (Category 22)
Vegetable (Category 23)
Greenhouse and Florist (Category 24)
Nursery, Ornamental and Turf (Category 25)

Commercial Certification is for the person who will be applying pesticides for hire.
Commercial Certification available:
Agriculture Plant (Category 1a)
Ornamental and Turf (Category 3)

  • This is NOT a 30 hour credit class. Required for those who do not meet DEC eligibility requirements for commercial certification.
  • Cost: To Be Determined: includes training manuals & attendance at all four classes.
• $100.00 DEC exam fee, due the evening of the exam. Check made payable to: NYSDEC.
  • Certified applicators, private or commercial, seeking recertification credits will receive 2.5 core credits per class. Cost: To Be Determined: person/class.

You can print out the registration, fill it out, and send it to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, Attn: Pesticides, 480 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Highlights of the Pesticide Training Series
Class 1 - Pesticide Laws and Regulations
Class 2 - Pesticides and the Environment
Class 3 - Pesticide Safety
Class 4 - Pesticide Mixing and Equipment, Calibrations,

2017 Pesticide Training and recertification classes will be offered January 30, February 6, 13, 20

The NYSDEC Pesticide and Recertification Exam will be offered on February 27, 2017

For More Information: Call Nancy at 585-394-3977 x427 or send name, address, phone number and question to Nancy or call Russell Welser at 585-394-3977 x 436 or question to Russell

Questions regarding your Pesticide Certification
Contact the Department of Environmental Conservation Office-Bath Office: 607.622.8264 or Avon Office: 585.226.2466.

Pesticide Flyer


Respirator Fit Test and Training for Worker Protection Standards

Fit Test and Training
February 14, 15, 16, 2017
Cornell Cooperative Extension
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

For your convenience, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County has made arrangements with the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) to provide the required yearly respirator training for pesticide applicators along with the required respirator test fitting.

The cost is $25.00 per person and will be invoiced by NYCAMH after the event for payment. If you will be purchasing a respirator, filters, or cartridges, you will need to pay for them the day of the event with cash or check made payable to NYCAMH.

Registration is mandatory and participants must complete a health questionnaire prior to coming to the appointment.
The downloadable form is available below.

There are 24 openings per day, 4 per hour starting at 8:00 am each day.

To register or for additional information contact, 585-394-3977 x 427 or 436.

Health Questionaire

Pesticide Applicator/Technician Information & Recertification Training

Pesticide Applicator/Technician Information
  • Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator Requirements
  • Certified Commercial Pesticide Technician Requirements
  • Certified Private Pesticide Applicator Requirements,
  • Recertification
Applicator/Technician Information

Recertification Training Course Database
Continuing recertification credits must be obtained in more than one calendar year and consist of at least 25 percent category-specific training for each category of certification.
It is the responsibility of each certified pesticide applicator to find and attend recertification courses to obtain recertification credits. Knowing when and where courses are offered is very important to the certified applicator. Because of the diversity of course sponsors, locations, content and other factors, it is difficult for applicators to be in the "know". Check out the Recertification Training Calendar

30 Hour Credit Course for Commercial Certification for Category 3A: Ornamentals and Turf
Contact Monroe County Cooperative Extension
Phone: 585.753.2550.

Summary of DEC Pesticide Program Fees
Pesticide Program Fees

Pesticide Resources

New Worker Protection Standard Manual
Download a copy Worker Protection Standard Manual

To obtain print and/or CD-ROM versions of the REVISED manual or for additional information about the WPS, Worker Protection Standard

Information on Pest Management and Pesticide Use
Informational brochures and fact sheets on pest management, pesticide use and Integrated Pest Management are available from the DEC's Bureau of Pesticide Management. Information on Pest Management and Pesticide Use

Amended Requirements for Pesticide Applicators to Provide Product Label Information
Amended Requirements

For a core pesticide self-tutorial or information on pesticide certification renewal or a listing of other training/recertification offerings within the state or information on pesticide active ingredients or pesticide regulations or pesticide use information and other pesticide issues. The Pesticide Management Education Program at Cornell

Manuals for Applicators Seeking Certification

NYSDEC Pesticide Storage Guidelines
Storage Guidelines

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