The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer three-day training sessions for pesticide applicators in January and in April.
The first session will be offered by videoconference Jan. 26-28 in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Soldotna, Palmer, Delta Junction and other communities as requested. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an exam scheduled after the training. The training will also be offered April 13-15 in the same communities.
Extension agents and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel will teach the classes.
The state requires certification for anyone who acts as a pesticide consultant or engages in the commercial or contract use of a pesticide. Certification is also required for individuals who use or sell restricted-use pesticides.
The training cost is $55 and includes the exam and necessary study materials, which are available through Extension offices. Register for either class online at http://bit.ly/ces-workshops or at local Extension offices. Participants are encouraged to become familiar with the materials and math needed prior to the training.
For more information and to request another training location, contact Janice Chumley at 907-262-5824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.