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Pesticide Exam Sign-Up Instructions

Part 1. Commercial Pesticide Applicator
Part 2. Private Pesticide Applicator
Part 3. Pesticide Dealer


Part 1. COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE APPLICATOR EXAM SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS (CORE & CATEGORY)

In most cases, a Commercial Pesticide Applicator is fully certified after passing the Core exam and at least one Category exam. Please note that any exam you pass is only good for 12 months unless you become fully certified.

You can sign-up for a maximum of 3 exams on each exam date. The three include any combination of Core and Category exams. The three include any combination of Core and Category exams.

There are no exam fees as of August 1, 2008, UNLESS you fail to show up for a scheduled exam
. If you fail to show up for a scheduled exam, the next time you sign-up for any exam, there will be a $50.00 ‘no show’ sign-up fee. This $50.00 fee is not a per exam fee; it is the same whether you sign-up for 1 exam or 3.

CORE EXAM SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1 - You must attend an approved Basic Pesticide Training Class before taking the Core exam if:

(a) You have NEVER taken the "Basic Pesticide Training Class" before, or
(b) You previously had a NJ Pesticide Applicator's license and have NOT been licensed for two (2) consecutive years or more.

You do not need to take the "Basic Pesticide Training Class" if you are taking exams for recertification (see Attention Recertification Applicants in Step 2 below).

Note: This option does not apply if you have not been licensed for two (2) consecutive years or more. In this case, you must take the "Basic Pesticide Training Class" again. Follow instructions in Step 2 below.

STEP 2 - Submit the following:

1) Completed Exam Application Form VPA-030 (entire form must be completed or it will be returned). You must fill in 3 separate choices of exam sites and dates where indicated. Refer to the Exam Schedule for locations, site codes and dates. If none of the three choices is available, the next available date at the site of the first choice will be assigned.

Note: To prepare for the exam, you must purchase the "Core Training Manual" from the County Cooperative Extension Office in your area. Training manuals cannot be purchased from the Pesticide Control Program.

2) A copy of the "Basic Pesticide Training Class Attendance Certificate." (Do not submit original certificate - save this for your records) with the exam application form and payment. You will receive the course attendance certificate from the course coordinator after completion of the course.

Attention Recertification Applicants: If you are taking the exam for recertification purposes, you do not need to resubmit the "Basic Pesticide Training Class Attendance Certificate." Write your current NJ Pesticide Applicator License Number in the box located at the top-right-corner of the exam application form before submitting.

3) If you did not show up for a previously scheduled exam, a $50.00 sign-up fee is required, regardless of the number or types of exams you are signing-up for. If you are due the ‘no show’ sign-up fee, include a check or money order in the amount of $50.00 payable to "Treasurer - State of NJ" .

*** A COMPLETE COMMERCIAL CORE EXAM APPLICATION PACKAGE INCLUDES ***

1. Completed Exam Application Form (VPA-030).
2. A copy of the Basic Pesticide Training Class attendance certificate (not required if taking exam for recertification).
3. If required to pay the ‘no show’ sign-up fee, include a check or money order in the amount of $50.00 payable to "Treasurer - State of NJ".


Send all applications to:





NJDEP
Pesticide Control Program - MC 401-04E
Attn: Exams
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625

We are no longer accepting email applications. Do not fax.

  • The completed application package must be received by the Pesticide Control Program at least 14 days before the exams dates chosen
    .
  • A confirmation letter indicating your assigned exam date, site, and time will be mailed to you. Bring the confirmation letter to the exam site with you for admittance.

    The Online Reports portal allows you to check on your exam assignment & to review your exam results. If your exam assignment has been made, you can verify where, on what date and at what time each exam has been scheduled. All previous exam assignments still in the database are also displayed. Once an exam has been held & graded, the report will indicate if an exam was passed or failed, or if the applicant was a no-show. If the exam was failed, the score of the exam will be displayed, along with the score needed to pass. Click on the web link above and select the "Pesticide Certification Exam Sign-Up Info" report. Follow the prompts provided for the report.

    The Commercial Core exam is a closed book exam. This means the Core training manual may not be used during the exam. Bring a #2 lead pencil for marking the answer sheet. You may also use calculators.

    Arrive at the exam site on time with picture ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) Latecomers will not be admitted.

    Exams cannot be scheduled over the phone or by fax.

    Please fill-in all forms completely or they will be returned.

    Assigned exam dates are final - no rescheduling.

    In case of severe weather, call the following numbers to find out whether or not the exam will be cancelled:
    If your exam site is in: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union or Warren County call 609-984-6893.
    If your exam site is in: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean or Salem County call 609-984-6873.

    Exams not held due to severe weather will be rescheduled without charge. Please call 609-984-6923 to reschedule.

  • QUESTIONS? Email Stephen.Bross@dep.nj.gov or call 609-984-6507.


CATEGORY EXAM SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1 - Complete 40-hours of "On-the-Job Training" (OJT) for each category, if it is available to you. If you are unable to get the 40 hours of OJT, follow instructions in Option A or Option B below. Note: Category 10 and 13 are exempt from Category Training Requirements.

Option A - If you are applying for Categories 3A, 3B, 7A, or 7B, and cannot get the 40 hours of OJT, you must take an approved category training course from one of the following providers:

Buddy Freund : 866-851-4389 (or email classes@njpma.com)
Kathy Roberts: 215-288-4954 (or email krpesterme@gmail.com)
Barry Stangel: 845-357-7734 (or email barrypmctc@optonline.net)
Paul Stanziale: 201-874-4453 (or email paulstanziale@yahoo.com)

Submit a copy of your "Category Course Attendance Certificate" (do not submit original certificate - save this for your records) with the exam application form and payment. You will receive the course attendance certificate from the course coordinator after completion of the course.
OR
If you have at least one year of verifiable work experience as a Pesticide Applicator or Operator in any category (including Categories 3A, 3B, 7A or 7B), complete the affidavit affirming that you have the required one year of work experience and submit.

Option B - If you are applying for categories other than 3A, 3B, 7A, or 7B and cannot get the 40 hours of OJT, complete the "Category Training Verification Form" and explain why you cannot obtain the OJT and submit with exam application form and payment. Important: If you are taking exams because you did not get enough recertification credits during your 5-year recertification period, you do not need to take the 40 hours of the OJT again. Simply write your current NJ Pesticide Applicator License Number in the box at the top-right-corner of the exam application form and submit. However, this option does not apply if you have not been licensed for 2 consecutive years or more.

If you were previously licensed as a NJ Pesticide Applicator and have not been licensed for 2 consecutive years or more, you must receive the 40 hours of OJT again or fulfill the requirements in Options A or B above.

If you are taking Categories 10 or 13, OJT is not required. If you are taking Category 11, OJT is required, but additional categories required with Category 11 do not require OJT.

Note: To prepare for the exam, you must purchase the specific "Category Training Manual" from the County Cooperative Extension Office in your area. Training manuals cannot be purchased from the Pesticide Control Program.

STEP 2 - Submit the following:

1) Completed Exam Application Form VPA-030 (entire form must be completed or it will be returned). You must fill In 3 separate choices of exam sites and dates where indicated. Refer to the Exam Schedule for locations, site codes and dates. If none of the three choices is available, the next available date at the site of the first choice will be assigned.



2) Submit only one of the following for each category applied for:
a) Category Training Verification Form stating you have 40 hours of OJT, OR

b) Category Training Verification Form stating that you do not have the 40 hours of OJT available to you and state the reason why. (This option is not available if you are applying for Categories 3A, 3B, 7A, or 7B), OR

c) A copy of your "Category Course Attendance Certificate" if applying for Categories 3A, 3B, 7A, or 7B, OR

d) The affidavit stating that you have at least one year of verifiable work experience as a Pesticide Applicator or Operator in Categories 3A, 3B, 7A or 7B.

3) If you did not show up for a previously scheduled exam, a $50.00 sign-up fee is required, regardless of the number or types of exams you are signing-up for. If you are due the ‘no show’ sign-up fee, include a check or money order in the amount of $50.00 payable to "Treasurer - State of NJ".

*** A COMPLETE COMMERCIAL CATEGORY EXAM APPLICATION PACKAGE INCLUDES ***

1. Completed Exam Application Form (VPA-030)
2. One of the following: Completed Category Training Verification Form, or Category Course Attendance Certificate or Affidavit (see Step 1 above for details). Note: Categories 10 and 13 are exempt from category training requirements - do not send in above training forms for these categories.
3. If required to pay the ‘no show’ sign-up fee, include a check or money order in the amount of $50.00 payable to "Treasurer - State of NJ".

Send all applications to:





NJDEP
Pesticide Control Program - MC 401-04E
Attn: Exams
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625

We are no longer accepting email applications. Do not fax.

  • The completed application package must be received by the Pesticide Control Program at least 14 days before the exams dates chosen.

  • A confirmation letter indicating your assigned exam date, site, and time will be mailed to you. Bring the confirmation letter to the exam site with you for admittance.

    The Online Reports portal allows you to check on your exam assignment & to review your exam results. If your exam assignment has been made, you can verify where, on what date and at what time each exam has been scheduled. All previous exam assignments still in the database are also displayed. Once an exam has been held & graded, the report will indicate if an exam was passed or failed, or if the applicant was a no-show. If the exam was failed, the score of the exam will be displayed, along with the score needed to pass. Click on the web link above and select the "Pesticide Certification Exam Sign-Up Info" report. Follow the prompts provided for the report.

  • Category 1A, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 7A, 7B, 8B, and 13 are closed book exams (training manuals may not be used during the exams). All other category exams are open book exams. Bring your training manual with you to the exam. Bring a #2 lead pencil for marking the answer sheet. You may also use calculators.

  • Arrive at the exam site on time with picture ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) Latecomers will not be admitted.

  • Exams cannot be scheduled over the phone or by fax.

  • Please fill-in all forms completely or they will be returned.

  • Assigned exam dates are final - no rescheduling.

  • In case of severe weather, call the following numbers to find out whether or not the exam will be cancelled:
    If your exam site is in: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union or Warren County call 609-984-6893.
    If your exam site is in: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean or Salem County call 609-984-6873.

  • Exams not held due to severe weather will be rescheduled without charge. Please call 609-984-6923 to reschedule.

  • QUESTIONS? Email Stephen.Bross@dep.nj.gov or call 609-984-6507.


Part 2. PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATOR EXAM SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS

A Private Pesticide Applicator is fully certified after passing the Private Pesticide Applicator exam.

STEP 1- Complete the Exam Application Form VPA-030. Refer to the Exam Schedule for locations and available sites.

You must fill in 3 separate choices where indicated. Refer to the Exam Schedule for locations, site codes and dates. Every effort will be made to give the applicant their first choice. If none of the three choices is available, the next available date at the site of the first choice will be assigned. Incomplete applications will be returned.

Note: To prepare for the exam, you must purchase the "Private Pesticide Applicator Training Manual" from the County Cooperative Extension Office in your area. Training manuals cannot be purchased from the Pesticide Control Program.

STEP 2 - If you did not show up for a previously scheduled exam, a $50.00 sign-up fee is required, regardless of the number or types of exams you are signing-up for. If you are due the ‘no show’ sign-up fee, include a check or money order in the amount of $50.00 payable to "Treasurer - State of NJ" .

*** A COMPLETE PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATOR EXAM PACKAGE INCLUDES ***

1. A completed Exam Application Form (VPA-030)
2. If required to pay the ‘no show’ sign-up fee, include a check or money order in the amount of $50.00 payable to "Treasurer - State of NJ" .

Send all applications to:





NJDEP
Pesticide Control Program - MC 401-04E
Attn: Exams
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625

We are no longer accepting email applications. Do not fax.

  • The completed application package must be received by the Pesticide Control Program at least 14 days before the exams dates chosen.

  • A confirmation letter indicating your assigned exam date, site, and time will be mailed to you. Bring the confirmation letter to the exam site with you for admittance.

    The Online Reports protal allows you to check on your exam assignment & to review your exam results. If your exam assignment has been made, you can verify where, on what date and at what time each exam has been scheduled. All previous exam assignments still in the database are also displayed. Once an exam has been held & graded, the report will indicate if an exam was passed or failed, or if the applicant was a no-show. If the exam was failed, the score of the exam will be displayed, along with the score needed to pass. Click on the web link above and select the "Pesticide Certification Exam Sign-Up Info" report. Follow the prompts provided for the report.

  • The Private Applicator exam is a closed book exams (training manual may not be used during the exam). Bring a #2 lead pencil for marking the answer sheet. You may also use calculators.

  • Arrive at the exam site on time with picture ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) Latecomers will not be admitted.

  • Exams cannot be scheduled over the phone or by fax.

  • Please fill-in all forms completely or they will be returned.

  • Assigned exam dates are final - no rescheduling.

  • In case of severe weather, call the following numbers to find out whether or not the exam will be cancelled:
    If your exam site is in: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union or Warren County call 609-984-6893.
    If your exam site is in: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean or Salem County call 609-984-6873.

  • Exams not held due to severe weather will be rescheduled without charge. Please call 609-984-6923 to reschedule.

  • QUESTIONS? Email Stephen.Bross@dep.nj.gov or call 609-984-6507.

Part 3. PESTICIDE DEALER EXAM SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS

A Pesticide Dealer is fully certified after passing the Pesticide Dealer exam.

STEP 1 - Complete the Exam Application Form VPA-030. Refer to the Exam Schedule for locations and available sites.

You must fill in 3 separate choices where indicated. Refer to the Exam Schedule for locations, site codes and dates. Every effort will be made to give the applicant their first choice. If none of the three choices is available, the next available date at the site of the first choice will be assigned. Incomplete applications will be returned.

Note: To prepare for the exam, you must purchase the "Pesticide Dealer Training Manual" from the County Cooperative Extension Office in your area. Training manuals cannot be purchased from the Pesticide Control Program.

STEP 2 - If you did not show up for a previously scheduled exam, a $50.00 sign-up fee is required, regardless of the number or types of exams you are signing -up for. If you are due the ‘no show’ sign-up fee, include a check or money order in the amount of $50.00 payable to "Treasurer - State of NJ" .

*** A COMPLETE PESTICIDE DEALER EXAM PACKAGE INCLUDES ***

1. A completed Exam Application Form (VPA-030)
2. If required to pay the ‘no show’ sign-up fee, include a check or money order in the amount of $50.00 payable to "Treasurer - State of NJ".

Send all applications to:





NJDEP
Pesticide Control Program - MC 401-04E
Attn: Exams
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625

We are no longer accepting email applications. Do not fax.

  • The completed application package must be received by the Pesticide Control Program at least 14 days before the exams dates chosen.

  • A confirmation letter indicating your assigned exam date, site, and time will be mailed to you. Bring the confirmation letter to the exam site with you for admittance.

    The Online Reports portal allows you to check on your exam assignment & to review your exam results. If your exam assignment has been made, you can verify where, on what date and at what time each exam has been scheduled. All previous exam assignments still in the database are also displayed. Once an exam has been held & graded, the report will indicate if an exam was passed or failed, or if the applicant was a no-show. If the exam was failed, the score of the exam will be displayed, along with the score needed to pass. Click on the web link above and select the "Pesticide Certification Exam Sign-Up Info" report. Follow the prompts provided for the report.

  • The Pesticide Dealer exam is a closed book exams (training manual may not be used during the exam). Bring a #2 lead pencil for marking the answer sheet. You may also use calculators.

  • Arrive at the exam site on time with picture ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) Latecomers will not be admitted.

  • Exams cannot be scheduled over the phone or by fax.

  • Please fill-in all forms completely or they will be returned.

  • Assigned exam dates are final - no rescheduling.

  • In case of severe weather, call the following numbers to find out whether or not the exam will be cancelled:
    If your exam site is in: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union or Warren County call 609-984-6893.
    If your exam site is in: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean or Salem County call 609-984-6873.

  • Exams not held due to severe weather will be rescheduled without charge. Please call 609- 984-6923 to reschedule.

  • QUESTIONS? Email Stephen.Bross@dep.nj.gov or call 609-984-6507.

 

 
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