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CORE EXAM - You must complete a Basic Pesticide Training Course before taking the Core Certification exam. (See the enclosed list of courses.) Contact the course coordinator on the list and arrange to attend the course. Send a copy of the course attendance certificate along with the completed exam application form to this office in the enclosed envelope.

CATEGORY EXAM -You must do one of the following prior to taking Category Certification exams:

1. Complete 40 hours of category specific on-the-job-training. Refer to the NJ Pesticide Control Regulations NJAC 7:30 - 6.2 for a complete description of the training requirements (see above web site). The 40 hours of on-the-job-training is required only if it is available to you. (See option 2 below if it is not available to you.) Complete and attach the "Category Training Verification Form" to the exam application form and return to this office.

2. If 40 hours of on-the-job-training is not available, you must do one of the following:

  • Complete a Department approved Category 3A, 3B, 7A, 7B Training Course. Courses are only available for categories 3A, 3B, 7A and 7B. Please see attached schedules and contacts for these courses. Attach a copy of the course attendance form to the exam application form and return to this office. This requirement will be effective on June 1, 2003.
  • Complete the enclosed Category Training Verification Form - (For categories other than 3A, 3B, 7A and 7B.) Complete the form indicating that 40 hours of on-the-job training is not available to you. State the reason why it is not available on the form. Attach a copy of the completed form to the exam application form and return to this office.
  • Sign the enclosed Affidavit - By signing you are verifying that you have at least one year of work experience for each category you are applying for. You must be able to provide proof of this work experience to enforcement inspectors when requested. Proof of work experience may consist of, but is not limited to, records of pesticide applications performed by you. Attach the completed affidavit to the exam application form and return to this office.

NOTE: You must send in the required training forms and/or affidavit with the exam application. Exam applications received without the required forms will be returned.

Call the course coordinator on the enclosed list for questions about the courses. Call this Program at 609-984-6614 for questions about the examination process.

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Department of Environmental Protection
P. O. Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Last Updated: August 1, 2013