Qualified Trainers Under Worker Protection Standard

​​​​​The WPS requires that employers be qualified to conduct pesticide safety training for their workers, or to use a qualified trainer. A qualified trainer meets at least one of these criteria:

  • Be a currently certified pesticide applicator

  • Complete UW-Extension pesticide applicator training and take the exam to get certified

  • ​​​Complete the Iowa State University online train-the-trainer course 

  • Complete the Environmental Protection Agency's PowerPoint-based curriculum for Train the Trainer. 

If the trainer is a certified pesticide applicator or gets certified, no further action is needed.

University of Wisconsin-Extension training

Iowa State University training

EPA Train the Trainer curriculum