Qualified Trainers Under Worker Protection Standard

​​​​​The WPS requires that employers be qualified to conduct pesticide safety training for their workers and pesticide handlers, 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 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 pesticide applicator training

PERC online course

EPA Train the Trainer PowerPoints for use in classroom training


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