CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Michigan State University Extension will be offering a pesticide manual review to mid-Michigan residents on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at the Eaton County MSU Extension office in Charlotte, Michigan, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This review is intended to help prepare participants for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) pesticide applicator exams. Attendance to the review session is optional and not required to take the MDARD exam.
The review session will cover most of the chapters of the pesticide core manual. Emphasize will be to prepare participants for the test using multiple choice practice questions on an interactive basis. The regular MDARD certification exam will be held after the review session beginning at 1 p.m.
If you plan to take the MDARD exam, be prepared to pay by check payable to State of Michigan. (no cash or credit cards will be accepted). The fee for “private” applicators is $50, for “commercial” applicators is $75 and for commercial registered technicians is $45. A photo identification such as but not limited to a driver’s license is required.
Renewal applicants should bring the renewal notice that was sent to them by mail. If you do not have the renewal notice, bring your expired card to the test site to enable speedy processing of a new form. Initial applicants will fill out applications at the test site. Please visit the MDARD Pesticide Applicator Certification FAQ for additional information.
To register for the review session in Eaton County, call 517-543-2310. The cost is $30 and includes lunch and refreshments.
Those attending the review session only will receive four MDARD recertification credits.
This registration does not include study manuals. To order study manuals, click on the links:
- For private: National Applicator Core Training Manual & Michigan Private Applicator Addendum
- For commercial: National Applicator Core Training Manual & Michigan Commercial Applicator Addendum
— George Silva, Michigan State University Extension
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