Participate in initial training sessions designed to help
you prepare for Core and category certification exams, which are given
immediately at the conclusion of their respective training days. Training
programs begin at 8:30 am EST and typically conclude at 3-4 pm. Examination
times vary from 1-2 hours, so plan on a full day. Remember to bring a
single-function calculator and government-issued photo identification (e.g.,
driver's license) with you, to the program.
The Pest Management and Lawn Maintenance workshop is a
two-day, hands-on program designed to introduce lawn care operators to the
fundamentals of turfgrass growth, fertility, and weed management, and the use and
calibration of application equipment. Participation in the workshop meets the
State Chemist’s lawn care experience requirement towards certification in
Category 3b. This program fills up quickly, so sign up early.
The Category 7b Termite Control workshop is a two-day,
hands-on program designed to introduce termite control operators to the
fundamentals of wood destroying pest identification and biology, pest
inspection and reporting, treatment techniques on common foundation types, and
the use and calibration of application equipment. Participation in the workshop
is a requirement for all for-hire, termite control operators.