Pesticide Safety Education
The University of Idaho educates applicators on pesticides and their alternatives. UI Extension promotes the safety of users, public and the environment.
University of Idaho and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) offer prelicense training for those preparing for private or professional pesticide license exams. There are three-day classes each year. A private testing session is offered on Friday of the class week.
Exams and licenses are issued by the ISDA. For licensing information and the study guide order form, visit the Idaho State Department of Agriculture website.
Recertification classes allow those with an applicator license to keep current on safety information. They also earn recertification credits on their license. Private applicators must complete six hours and professional applicators must complete 15 hours of training during the licensing period.
UI Extension conducts several pesticide recertification programs.
Worker Protection Standard (WPS)
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is aimed at reducing the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers.
EPA-approved training materials for the new WPS have expanded content and are available here at the Pesticide Education Resources Collaborative (PERC)
For local WPS information, go to Idaho State Department of Agriculture.
The National Pesticide Information Center has information on pesticides, toxicity and safety.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates pesticides nationally. Their website has information on pesticide science and policy.
Pesticide Safety Publications are written by UI Extension experts.
The Label from the Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Training Program
Pesticide Applicator Safety from Alabama A & M
Personal Protective Equipment for Pesticide Applicators from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Pesticide Formulations Demonstration from Penn. State University
Pesticide Formulations Compatibility Demonstration from Penn. State University
Pocket Gopher Control from University of Nebraska-Lincoln