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UAF News: Pesticide Applicator Class Scheduled in April

Fairbanks, Alaska—The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer certification
and re-certification training for pesticide applicators April 3 – 4 in Delta Junction and in five other
communities by video conference. The class will be held at the Delta Career Advancement Center and at
videoconference sites in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Soldotna, Kodiak and Homer. The class, taught by Extension
pesticide program coordinator Phil Kaspari, will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, and from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. Pesticide applications certification is required for individuals who apply
pesticides to someone else’s property or to a public place. Certification is also required for individuals who
consult or advise about pesticides or purchase, use or sell restricted-use pesticides. The class will focus on
core training for individuals seeking initial certification or recertification in any of the 14 Environmental
Protection Agency categories of pesticide use.  The deadline for registration is Friday, March 30. Cost is $30
for eitherinitial certification or recertification. Visit www.uaf.edu/ces/ah/psep/training to register online or
download a registration. Participants who do not have training materials will need to pick them up in advance.
A new core exam and supplemental exams have proven challenging, so students are encouraged to study on their own
beforehand. Study materials can be downloaded at the Department of Environmental Conservation website,
http://dec.alaska.gov/eh/pest/index.htm, or ordered through Extension offices. Videoconferencing sites are
located in Extension district offices in Fairbanks and Anchorage. For the location in Soldotna and Homer,
contact Janice Chumley at 262-5824; and for Kodiak, Blythe Brown at 486-5574. For more information or to obtain
study materials, contact your local district office or Christy Roden at 895-4215 or cmroden@alaska.edu.

On the web: www.uaf.edu/ces

CONTACT: Debbie Carter, Extension information officer, 907-474-5406, dscarter@alaska.edu

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