Pesticide Applicator Certification / Recertification

Applications for Pesticide Applicator Certification / Recertification; Information on Continuing Education Training (CET) classes and CET credit hour requirements for specific certification categories.

****SPECIAL CLASSES ON MAUI *******

UH-CTAHR
“Pesticide Risk Reduction Education” Short Courses
MAUI – October 21-22, 2014

This course would benefit people who want to be better informed about handling pesticides properly or prepare for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s certification exam for restricted use pesticides. (Certification exams will be conducted at separate sessions by Hawaii Department of Agriculture employees.)

For more information, contact: Instructor Charles Nagamine, ph: 808-956-6007 (Honolulu) e-mail: cvnagami@hawaii.edu

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NOTE: Effective January 10, 2014, Oahu examinations will be offered every other Friday.  Contact your district pesticide branch office (indicated on the application) for more information and to schedule an examination date.  Examination fees are as follows:

$25.00 per examination $50.00 per initial certification card issued $25.00 per replacement card

Form P-18.1   Application for Certification / Recertification of Private Applicators

Form P-17.1   Application for Certification / Recertification of Commercial Applicators  

               **CHANGE IN CERTIFICATION EXAM LOCATION**

Until further notice, the location of the certification examinations has been moved from King Street to the Plant Quarantine Office conference room located near Sand Island. The new address is 1849 Auiki Street, Honolulu, HI 96819.  The access road is located where Mokauea Street meets Auiki Street. Click on the link below for parking information.

EXAM PARKING INFORMATION

Examination Study Packets Study packets may be purchased from the University of Hawaii, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Cooperative Extension Service.  To place an order or to download a copy please visit their website at: http://pesticides.hawaii.edu/epp/pat.html

Continuing Education Training Classes

(Updated January 8, 2013) Procedure for Requesting Recertification Class/Program Accreditation - Requests must be received in writing at least ten (10) working days prior to the date of the event or program.  Requests received with less than ten (10) working days notice may not be reviewed.

  • For Seminars and Conferences
  • For Correspondence Programs and University Courses.
  • Checklist
  • Responsibilities of the Sponsor
  • Contact Person

For Seminars and Conferences.  Request must be accompanied by the following:  (missing materials will result in a delay in the review and possible rejection)

  1. Name of the Sponsor (company, organization, etc.) and a Contact Person’s telephone number, e-mail address, etc.
  2. Biography (or resume) of each speaker demonstrating their qualifications for speaking on the subject material.  Please keep to no more than 2 pages. Previously submitted biogrgaphies are valid for two years.
  3. An outline of each speaker’s presentation.  The outline should indicate next to each major heading the length of time the speaker expects to address that topic.  Additional detailed information should follow each major heading.
  4. Information or materials to be handed out to participants.
  5. Identify the goals and the category or categories for which recertification credits are being requested.
  6. Class availability:  (Is the program open to all individuals or limited to a specific group?  Are there any required fees?).
  7. The dates, times and locations of the programs.
  8. A method of competency evaluation is recommended, but not required for class sizes of up to 25 persons.  This will aid in the evaluation process.  Those programs requiring greater effort on the part of participants in the way of required competency will be considered for maximum recertification credits.

For Correspondence Programs and University Courses.    The request must be accompanied by the following:  (missing materials will result in a delay in the review and possible rejection)

  1. A copy of a letter identifying the sponsor and a contact person’s telephone number.
  2. The course title and a course syllabus or a copy of the course materials.  (Include a copy of the examination if an exam is administered after the completion of the course and the satisfactory passing grade/score).
  3. Identify the goals and the category or categories for which recertification credits are being requested.
  4. Class availability (course schedule and who may enroll)
  5. Method for verifying successful completion of course.  (To receive recertification credits a participant must receive a satisfactory passing grade as determined by the sponsor.)

Checklist - Attach copy of  Checklist  to request.   

Procedures for Receiving Recertification Credits

  1. Upon receiving approval, the presentation/program is assigned a class number along with the number of credit hours authorized and the categories for which C.E.T. credit is approved.
  2. The sponsor / contact person is responsible for documenting attendance through the use of the Denso scanner.   (Denso scanner instructions)
    • All attendees desiring C.E.T. credits must be “scanned in” before the start of the class and “scanned out” at the end of the class.  Persons failing to either scan-in or scan-out appropriately will not receive recertification credits.
    • Late applicants may be scanned in after the start time, but may not be eligible to receive credits depending upon how late they are.  (10-15 minute grace period allowed)
    • The scanner or attendance data from the scanner must be submitted to the DOA within ten (10) days after the conclusion of the activity.
  3. Sign-in / Sign-out attendance sheets.  In the event that scanners are unavailable or inoperable, requesters may rely on the use of HDOA Sign-in / Sign-out sheets.  Persons failing to either sign-in or sign-out appropriately will not receive recertification credits.
  4. No one should be allowed to sign the attendance sheet fifteen (15) minutes after the start of the presentation/session.  Sponsors and/or HDOA monitors should draw a line following the last entry fifteen (15) minutes after the start of the session.  In this case, the HDOA will assume responsibility for disallowing recertification credits for all signatures following closure.
  5. The HDOA may send a staff specialist or a designated representative to monitor the program and to determine if all provisions of the request are carried out.  The HDOA reserves the right to increase or decrease the amount of recertification credits if the activity ends before or legitimately extends beyond the scheduled time, or if provisions of the request were not followed.
  6. Recertification credits earned by each applicator will be posted into applicator’s file by the HDOA within two weeks after the receipt of the attendance information.

Contact - Submit requests to:

Mr. Daisuke Inoyama, Environmental Health Specialist Hawaii Department of Agriculture Pesticides Branch 1428 S. King Street Honolulu, HI 96814-2512

Ph. (808) 973-9424 Fax. (808) 973-9418

E-mail: Daisuke.Inoyama@hawaii.gov

Recertification Procedure - Instructions for recertification, Continuing Education Training (CET) credit hour requirements and how to earn them. IMPORTANT:  Applicators are responsible for keeping a record of classes (class numbers) they attend.  Credits will not be given to applicators attending the same class more than once during a five-year certification period. Checking your credit history.  To find out how many recertification credits currently on file with the pesticides branch, send a signed request along with your certification number and a direct telephone number where you can be reached.  The request can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed, but must have a legible signature for us to compare against your application that we have on file.  Classes and credits will be verified and we will call you back with the requested information. List of Hawaii Department of Agriculture approved Continuing Education Training classes.  Classes are listed by Class Number and are not in chronological order.  If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a class, please contact the class sponsor.  A one-week advance notice for sign-up is recommended.  (click on Class No. for detailed class information)

class no. title date/location
See List Orkin LLC Interactive and On-Demand Courses  See Attachment
907 Training: “Chlorine Safety and Handling” To Be Announced
1026-1029 “OCET 105 – Plant Pest Management”  4 session course (see attached for dates) – Kauai

Chronological Listing of Past CET Classes by Calendar Year:

2007   2008  2009  2010  2011  2012   2013   2014

 

***IMPORTANT:  Listings are provided for information only.  Applicants should confirm applicable certification categories and CET credit information with the sponsor at the time of sign-up.***

Quiz Sessions

Certified applicators may also earn CET credits by passing open book quizzes which test an applicator’s comprehension of articles in the quarterly newsletter “The Pesticide Label”.  The newsletters are published by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Cooperative Extension Service and is available on the internet at: http://pesticides.hawaii.edu/epp/pat.html Quiz sessions are free and offered by appointment only at the Department of Agriculture.  Sessions are limited to an hour each, however, applicators may take as many quizzes during the session as time permits.  Each quiz is normally worth 1.5 credit hours. View list of available quizzes. List of Available Quizzes (Updated 07/10/14)