Pesticide Applicator Trainings Scheduled for White County Dec 2018 through March 2019
Federal law requires that a person who purchases or applies a restricted use pesticide must have a current pesticide applicator license and receive periodic pesticide safety training.
Restricted use pesticides are those that have higher risk potential for humans, wildlife, and the environment. The Federal government has determined that the benefits provided by these pesticides outweigh the risks as long as they are properly handled, applied, and disposed of. Knowledge and prevention are the keys to avoiding accidents and unwanted exposure.
In Arkansas, the licensing of pesticide applicators and the enforcement of pesticide laws and regulations is the responsibility primarily of the Arkansas State Plant Board. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for certain pesticide regulations concerning transportation and disposal. The required safety training, also known as certification or recertification, is provided by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture through the Cooperative Extension Service.
Note: An individual is not eligible to purchase or apply restricted use pesticides until a License is actually issued.
The Cooperative Extension Service is committed to providing the required training, as we have three trainings scheduled for your convenience. The fee will be $20 per person for the pesticide applicator training provided by the White County Extension office. You will pay at the door on the day of the training.
All private applicator training sessions provided by the Cooperative Extension Service will cost $20 per person payable at the door on the day of the training session. This registration fee does not affect the price you pay the Arkansas State Plant Board for your license.
Please remember that in most cases you will need the training (i.e., pay the $20 registration fee) only once every 5 years.
Currently, there are three training programs scheduled in White County. These are listed below.