2018 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

English session: 8:30 AM registration; 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Spanish session: 1:00 PM registration; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Just like last year, Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

New York DEC notes that the Special Permit process is intended for farm workers with English language skills that are not adequate to pass the DEC private applicators exam. All others are encouraged to apply for their private applicators license via taking the certification exam.

Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training. Workers in need of special permits vs general pesticide training will need to be identified.

Workers requiring general pesticide training/Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler training who do not need special permits are welcome to take the class; they will not be tested and will receive a course participation certificate.

COST: $20 per applicator/handler. Pre-registration is required by March 30, 2018. To register, complete registration form (download below) and mail check to Cornell Cooperative Extension, Attn: Kim Hazel, 12690 NYS Rt 31, Albion, NY 14411.

Registrations received after March 30 will incur an additional late fee of $20 per applicator/handler.


$20.00 per DEC Special Permit/General Pesticide Training (additional attendee $20.00 ea.) $40.00 per registrant after March 30

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Kim Hazel

585-798-4265 ext. 26


1581 Route 88 North
Newark, NY 14513