Certified Pesticide Applicator Training

Pre-Exam Training and Test to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator


Wayne County Cornell Cooperative Extension & NYS DEC are proud to offer a Pre-Exam Training and test to become a Certified Pesticide Applicator

  • Friday, March 17, 2023, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Friday, March 24, 2023, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Training classes will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County

Agriculture Specialist Mike Stanyard from the NWNY Team and Janet Van Zoeren of the Lake Ontario Fruit Team will review core concepts and commodity-specific items in preparation for the Pesticide Applicator exam. *This is not a 30-hour course, NO DEC RECERTIFICATION CREDITS*

The cost is $50.00 for both days, registration begins at 8:00 am

Mail check payable to Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County, 1581 Route 88 N. Newark, NY 14513. with attached application found HERE.

The Certification Exam

will be administered on March 24th by the DEC to Qualified Applicants. Registration begins at 8:30 am and the exam starts at 9 am. The fee for the exam is $100, bring a check payable to NYSDEC on the day of the exam. It is permissible to bring lunch with you, however, please be sure not to get food or fingerprints on the test forms.

*You must register with DEC to take the exam*

To register for the exam or if you have questions regarding the Certification Process, please contact Justin Schoff at the Bath DEC office @607-776-2165

All participants must have experience working on their own farm, or through employment on another farm. Participants must register directly with DEC to take the Exam and if you have any questions on exam eligibility they must be answered by DEC representatives.




Justin Schoff
Bath DEC Office



Cornell Cooperative Extension - Wayne County
1581 State Route 88 North
Newark, NY 14513

Last updated March 6, 2023