Soil Fumigants

Soil Fumigant Training for Certified Applicators

As required by updated soil fumigant product labels, certified applicators must successfully complete an EPA-approved training program covering the new soil fumigant provisions. This page includes information about:

Note: If you are an applicator who is already certified in a soil fumigation category or subcategory, your certification is current and the state where you are certified is listed under States with Additional Certified Applicator Training Options and Requirements below, you do not have to complete the registrant training program. 

Applicators may use the following manual to prepare for either program:

Training Materials for Certified Applicators Developed by Registrants

EPA required registrants to develop and implement training programs for certified applicators supervising soil fumigant applications. This training must be completed every three years.

State Options for Complying with the Certified Applicator Training Requirement on Soil Fumigant Labels

Depending on where the soil fumigant application is taking place, there may be:

  • additional options and/or
  • further requirements

for satisfying the training requirement found on soil fumigant labels for certified applicators supervising soil fumigant applications.

If the state where you intend to apply a soil fumigant is not listed below, then the EPA-approved registrant training programs will satisfy the certified applicator training label requirement.

States with Additional Certified Applicator Training Options and Requirements

State Where
Soil Fumigant
Will be Applied
Option to Satisfy
the Certified Applicator
Training Requirement
How Often Training
has to be Completed
Contact for
Additional
Information
California 1) Commercial
applicators: State
certification & licensing
in Category O meets
label requirement for
applicator training.
1) Meeting state certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required training.

Adolfo R Gallo

Department
of Pesticide Regulation, C&T Program

(916) 445-3895 agallo@cdpr.ca.gov

2) Private applicators: 
must successfully
complete a registrant-
developed training
program

2) Must successfully
complete registrant training every 36 months.
Florida Commercial and private applicators who first attempted and did not pass the Registrant training exam: Successful completion of state administered challenge exam meets label requirement for applicator training for methyl bromide, chloropicrin, chloropicrin and 1,3-dichloropropene, dazomet, and metam sodium and potassium Must successfully complete challenge exam every 36 months.

Tamara James
Environmental Manager

Division of Agricultural Environmental Services

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Phone: 850-617-7876

Tamara.James@FreshFromFlorida.com

Idaho Professional (commercial) and Private applicators: State certification & licensing in soil fumigation category meets label requirement for applicator training Meeting state certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required training. Sherman Takatori
Program Manager

Pesticide Applicator Licensing and Training

Idaho State Department of Agriculture

Phone: 208-332-8609

Sherman.Takatori@agri.idaho.gov
 
Minnesota Commercial,
Non-commercial and Private applicators:  State certification & licensing in soil fumigation category meets label requirement for applicator training
Meeting state certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required training. Alice Waller, Licensing Consultant

Licensing & Certification Unit

Pesticide & Fertilizer Management Division

MN Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538

651-201-6284
fax:651-201-6105

alice.waller@state.mn.us
Nevada 1) Private applicators:  State certification & licensing in soil fumigation category meets label requirement for applicator training. 1) Meeting state certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required training.

Charles Moses

Nevada Department of Agriculture

cmoses@agri.nv.gov

775-353-3716

2) Commercial applicators:  must successfully complete a registrant-developed training program
 
2) Must successfully complete registrant training every 36 months.
North Carolina Certified private, commercial, and public applicators:
Completion of state soil fumigation training program and passing state administered exam meets label requirement for applicator training.
Must successfully complete training and exam every 36 months. Renee Woody,
Licensing, Certification and Outreach Manager

North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division
1090 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1090

(919)733-3556
(919)733-9796fax

renee.woody@ncagr.gov
http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides/
 
Oregon 1) Public and commercial applicators: State certification & licensing in Soil Fumigation II Category meets the label requirement for applicator training if the applicator completes the exam after December 25, 2012 1) Meeting state certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required training. Laurie Gordon
Certification/Registration Specialist

Oregon Department of Agriculture
475 NE Bellevue Drive, Suite 110
Bend, OR 97701-7415

Telephone: 541-617-6097
Fax: 541-389-1329

E-mail: lgordon@oda.state.or.us

or

Oregon Department of Agriculture
635 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Telephone:503-986-4635
Fax: 503-986-4735

2) Private applicators:
must successfully
complete a registrant-
developed training
program
 
2) Must successfully complete registrant training every 36 months.
Washington Commercial and Private applicators:
State certification & licensing in Soil Fumigation RMM category meets label requirement for applicator training
Meeting state certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required
training.

Margaret Tucker
WSDA Certification &Training

mtucker@agr.wa.gov
360-902-2015

Wisconsin Commercial and Private applicators:  State certification & licensing in soil fumigation category meets label requirement for applicator training Meeting state certification and renewal requirements will fulfill the label-required
training.
Michael Murray, DATCP Pesticide Program Manager

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Michael.Murray@Wisconsin.gov
608-224-4551

http://datcp.wi.gov/Plants/
Pesticides/Licenses/index.aspx

Virginia Private applicators: Completion of state soil fumigation training program and passing state administered exam meets label requirement for applicator training. Must successfully complete training and exam every 36 months. Liza Fleeson
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
102 Governor Street, Room 154
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 371-6559
(804) 371-2283 (fax)
Liza.fleeson@vdacs.virginia.gov

For technical information:

Mr. Robert Christian
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
757-334-3966
Robert.christian@vdacs.virginia.gov

Mr. Richard Jones
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
434/534-6949
Richard.jones@vdacs.virginia.gov

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