Training for Private Applicators under the EPA Plan

Private applicators have the option to take EPA training instead of submitting a copy of a valid certificate.*

EPA periodically offers a free training course via webinar. The training is a total of 12 hours, presented on two consecutive days, as indicated in the chart below.

The training will be offered once a month for the first year the EPA Plan is in effect. EPA expects to offer the training once a quarter after the first year. Please note that the instructions for the application form describe an interim option that is no longer necessary. Private applicators who choose the training option to obtain certification must take the webinar training course.

To use this method to become certified as a private applicator, submit to the EPA regional office where you intend to apply restricted use pesticides:

  • a complete application form; and
  • a copy of the “Proof of Completion” that you can download and print when you finish the webinar training.

You must include the two random codes presented in the webinar training on your “Proof of Completion.”

Register for Training

Space is limited in each training course. To register, send an email to by the registration date indicated below with your full name and preferred date(s) from the options below. You will receive an email confirming your acceptance in the course and providing information on how to access the training.

Training Dates

Courses start promptly at 10:30 a.m. eastern time.

Course Dates - 2014 Register by
Tuesday, September 16 and Wednesday, September 17 September 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 23 October 1, 2014
Monday, November 17 and Tuesday, November 18 November 1, 2014
Tuesday, December 16 and Wednesday, December 17 December 1, 2014
Course Dates - 2015  
Wednesday, January 14 and Thursday, January 15 January 1, 2015
Tuesday, February 24 and Wednesday, February 25 February 1, 2015

* Some states require a state certification to purchase restricted use pesticides from dealers within the state. Therefore, if you plan to purchase from a dealer located in a particular state, you should check with the state to determine if possession of the federal certificate will allow you to purchase RUPs.