Study Materials are listed by chapter below.
Private Applicators apply pesticides in the production of an agricultural commodity, such as farmers, ranchers, and greenhouse workers. The Private applicator exam covers information from the General Knowledge sections (Chapter 1-5) and Agriculture Plant Pests and Agriculture Animal Pests (Chapter 6 & 7). Private applicators using fumigants must take the applicable fumigation exam (Chapter 15: L2 - Non-Soil Fumigation, Chapter 16: L3 - Soil Fumigation).
Non-Private Applicators apply pesticides for purposes other than the production of agricultural commodities, such as roadway, railroad, and golf course workers. Non-private applicators must take the General Knowledge exam (Chapter 1-5) and an exam for each category they intend to certify in.
Chapter 1: General Knowledge Pesticides and the Law
Chapter 2: General Knowledge - Guidelines for the Safe Use of Pesticides
Chapter 3: General Knowledge - Pesticide Use and the Environment
Chapter 4: General Knowledge IPM
Chapter 5: General Knowledge - General Pest Problems
Chapter 6: Category A - Ag Plant Pest ControlChapter 7: Category B - Agricultural PestsChapter 8: Category C - Forest Pest Control
Chapter 9: Category D - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control
Chapter 10: Category E - seed treatmentChapter 11: Category F - Aquatic Pest Control
Chapter 12: Category G - Right-of-wayChapter 13: Category H - Industrial Institutional and Structural Pest Control
Chapter 14: Category K - Public HealthChapter 15: Category L2 - Non Soil Fumigation
Chapter 16: Category L3 Soil Fumigation
Chapter 17: Category N - M-44 Predatory Pest Control