2024 Pesticide Training and Recertification Series


2024 Pesticide Training and Recertification Series

  • Thursday, March 7, 2024, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 14, 2024, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 21, 2024, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 4, 2024, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registration: Fill in the tear-off form

Mail registration form and check to:

Cornell Cooperative Extension Pesticides

480 North Main Street

Canandaigua, NY 14424

A series of pesticide training and recertification classes will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Anyone interested in obtaining a pesticide certification license and who meets the D.E.C. (Department of Environmental Conservation) experience/education requirements or current applicators seeking pesticide recertification credits should attend.
Class 1- Pesticides & the Environment


  • Toxicity of pesticides, pesticide residue & tolerance
  • Environmental considerations
  • Pesticides and ground water
  • Pesticides and wildlife
  • Types & formulations of pesticides
Class 2 - Pesticide Safety


  • Personal & environmental safety
  • Selection & use of personal protective equipment
  • Symptoms of pesticide poisoning
  • Pesticide storage & disposal
  • Understanding the pesticide label
Class 3- Pesticide Mixing, Equipment, and Calibrations


  • Procedure for mixing and filling
  • Calculations for mixing pesticides
  • Equipment calibration
  • Types of pumps, nozzles, sprayers
Private Certification: This is for the person who will be applying restricted pesticides to their own or employer’s property or rented property.
Eligibility Requirement: You must have at least one year of experience mixing and applying pesticides within the last three years.
Recertification Credits: Certified applicators, private or commercial, seeking recertification credits will receive 2.5 core credits per class.

This is NOT a 30 hour credit course that is required for those who do not meet DEC eligibility requirements.

Training Fee: $190.00 includes training manuals and attendance at all three classes. 

Exam Fee: $100.00 due the day of the exam. 

Recertification credits cost: $40.00/person/class

Training Instructors:
Russell Welser
Senior Resource Educator 

585-394-3977 x 436,


Judy Wright
Sr. Agriculture Economic Specialist
315-539-9251 ext. 109


Romulus Fire Hall
2010 Cayuga Street
Romulus, NY 14541

Last updated March 19, 2024