The UVM Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) works closely with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets to provide training and education resources for current and prospective pesticide applicators, ensuring proper and legal use of pesticides that reduces potential risk to human health and the environment.
Anyone in the state of Vermont who uses, supervises, recommends, or sells pesticides and/or trains Worker Protection Standard handlers/workers may be required to take and pass the CORE exam and all appropriate category exams to become certified. Certification is administered by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets to ensure that pesticides are used in a proper and legal manner.
Resources to help study for the Vermont Pesticide Applicator CORE exam. These materials are NOT intended as a substitute for study of the manual and inserts.
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Initial Certification Review and Exam Workshop
Other Pesticide Training
eXtension Campus requires you to create a free account to enroll in courses. Your participation in courses will be recorded and any recertification credits will be tied to your account. Part of the national Cooperative Extension System.
Meeting Archive & Presentations
2019 Commercial Applicators Meeting -details
Evaluation of neonicotinoid seed treatments in the environment
Precision weed management
Current understanding of glyphosate's risk profile
Understanding the development of cancer for pesticide applicators and handlers
VT Agency of Agriculture's groundwater monitoring program
Termination of cover crops
Conducting a Training?
The Pesticide Applicator Report
Published by University of Vermont Extension and Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets for Vermont's pesticide applicators. Includes mail-in quizes for pesticide recertification credits.
This work is supported by Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27143/1013802] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.