This workshop does NOT include an exam and is intended for those applicants who desire training and time to study before applying to take the Category A & E exams.
Cost: Register by March 24: MNLA Members: $109; Non-Members: $139 | After March 24: MNLA Members: $129; Non-Members: $159
Note: Attending this workshop does not guarantee passing the Category A & E Exams. This workshop does NOT qualify for pesticide recertification.
Program Description: Prepare for the category A and E pesticide applicator certification exam by attending this 1 ½ day study program.
Register: To register online, click the Register Button above. For a pdf form to mail or fax to the MNLA office, Click Here.
Please note: This instruction program is intended to be a review of information in the study manuals. Applicants must purchase the following three study manuals prior to attending the course:
- Category A-1: National Pesticide Applicator Core Manual (Jan. 2007)
- Category A-2: Minnesota Supplement for Category A (Dec. 2012)
- Category E 2nd Edition: Turf & Ornamentals Pesticide Manual (2014)
There are two options for ordering (note, when ordering, it will take approximately 1 week to receive your order):
Order online at www.bookstores.umn.edu/genref/ (click on Extension Publications).
Walk-in and purchase at the St. Paul Book Store. Call 612-624-9200 to ensure availability.
Additional study materials available online at: www.entomology.umn.edu/cues (choose Pesticide Certification).
DAY ONE SCHEDULE
8:00-8:50—MDA: Certification and Licensing
8:50-9:50—Integrated Pest Management, IPM (A1,E8)
10:10-11:00—Site Evaluation (E4) and Plant Biology Basics (E3)
11:00-11:30—Weed Management (E6)
12:15-1:00—Insects (E5) and Plant Diseases (E7)
1:00-1:30—Pesticides in the Environment (A7, E2)
1:30-2:00—Personal Protective Equipment (A6), Transportation, Storage, Security (A8) and Emergency Response (A9)
2:20-3:00—Hazards and Fire (A5)
4:00-4:30—Federal Pesticide Laws (A2) and Federal Pesticide Labeling (A3)
DAY TWO SCHEDULE
8:00-8:30—Professionalism (A2) and Safety, Human Health (E10)
8:30-9:00—Application Plan (A10), Application Equipment (E9)
9:00-9:30—Application Procedures (E11)
9:45-11:00—Review by Speaker
11:00-12:15—Opportunity for Question and Answer
Vera Krischik is an associate professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota and performs research and extension on insects in landscapes, greenhouses, and nurseries. She is interested in developing integrated pest management (IPM) programs that reduce pesticide use, encourage biological control, and use biorational pesticides when appropriate. She teaches a course on landscape IPM that is open to participants in the green industry.
For this Workshop:
- Morning coffee/water/soda will be provided both days.
- Lunch will be provided on Day 1.
- Parking is free.
AFTER COMPLETING THE WORKSHOP—
Steps to Take the Exam:
- Apply and pay online at www.mda.state.mn.us/licensing; OR Complete the application form provided at the workshop.
- Schedule an appointment to take the test in St. Paul (651-201-6633, Pesticide.Testing@state.mn.us); OR Schedule an appointment at a greater Minnesota testing location (see MDA website).
At the Testing Location:
- Present your completed license application and present payment to the test administrator, or provide confirmation of your online application.
- Provide your drivers license or other proof of identity.
- Exams are given during normal business hours but are not otherwise timed.
- You must pass both Category A – Core and Category E – Turf and Ornamental exams by 70%.
2017 MNLA Seminars Generously Supported By:
MNLA CP: 4 pts. | Level: Fundamental to Advanced
Registration Refund Policy: For all MNLA education events, we will gladly make a full refund of your registration fee if cancellation notice is received more than two business days prior to the event. If cancellation is received in the two business days prior to the event, a 50 percent refund will be given. No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancellations made the day of the event. Cancellations may be made in writing, by fax, or by telephone call received at the MNLA office during normal business hours.