Certified pesticide applicators need reecertification training and continuing education credits to maintain their licenses. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has planned pesticide applicator recertification classes for May in Albany and Gainesville.
The Albany class is set for May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Dougherty County Extension Office. The Gainesville class will be held at Lanier Technical College on May 24 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Both classes cost $45 for those who register by the early deadline. The Albany class registration fee rises to $55 after May 13 and the Gainesville class rises to $55 after May 16.
Certified applicators can earn five hours of Georgia Commercial Pesticide Credit in categories 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 41 for attending each class. Private applicators can earn up to two credit hours.
Experts from UGA Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture will teach the classes. The Dougherty County and Hall County offices of UGA Extension are sponsoring the recertification training sessions.
For a complete schedule or to register online, visit the website www.ugagriffincontinuingedu.com. For more information, call (770) 229-3477 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this file photo, an array of pesticides are lined on the shelves of a Griffin, Ga., feed and seed store.Download Image