EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University Extension in southeast Michigan will be offering a pesticide manual review class (CORE review) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2019, at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office, 705 N. Zeeb Road P.O. Box 8645 Ann Arbor, MI 48107. Online registration for the review session is available, or you can register by calling the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office at 734-997-1678. Registration cost is $20.
This review is intended to help prepare participants for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) pesticide applicator certification exams. This is an optional review session and you are not required to take this class in order to take the MDARD exam. Those attending the review session will receive MDARD recertification credits (eight private or commercial RUP credits for an eight-hour class).
Registration does not include study manuals. We recommend reading and studying the Core Manual before attending the review. You can order the “National Applicator Core Training Manual & Michigan Private Applicator Addendum” (E3007KITP) or “National Applicator Core Training Manual and Michigan Commercial Applicator Addendum” (E3008KITC) through the National Pesticide Safety Education Center Store website.
The regular MDARD certification exam will be held at multiple locations around the state, including the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office on Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. Check the MDARD Online Pesticide Exam Scheduling website for more information about exams dates.
If you plan to take the MDARD exam, be prepared to pay by check (no cash or credit cards) payable to the State of Michigan. The fee is $50 for private applicators and $75 for commercial applicators. MDARD requires that you register for the exam session by scheduling an appointment online or calling 1-800-292-3939. MDARD does not accept walk-ins or late arrivals. Spaces are limited so schedule your exam as soon as possible. A photo identification is also required.
— Ricardo Costa, Michigan State University Extension
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