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Pesticide Licensing Classes in Spanish Offered at Rochester High School

ROCHESTER, WASH. — Washington State University Extension will offer a free, five-evening pre-license pesticide applicator training taught in Spanish in the community of Rochester in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Those who successfully pass an examination at the end of training will qualify for a private pesticide applicator license.

Classes will be held from 6 – 9 p.m., April 19th through April 23 at Rochester High School, 19800 Carper Road in Rochester.

Participants who choose to take the licensing exam will be charged a $33.00 WSDA license application fee at the time of the testing. Those who elect not to take the exam will receive a WPS pesticide handler training verification card.

A Spanish language manual that covers information presented in the training can be ordered through the WSU Publications office, The manual is not required for the class. The manual can be ordered by calling toll-free 1-800-723-1763 and requesting “Manual para Aplicadores Privados de Pesticidas” (Misc0126S). Cost of the manual is $16.50 plus tax and shipping.

Pesticide applicators who have been previously licensed can earn re-certification credits by attending the April 20th class or the April 21st class. Each class provides licensed applicators three re-certification credits.  There is no charge for either class.

For additional information, or to register, please contact Don Tapio at WSU Grays Harbor County Extension at 360-482-2934 or

Media Contacts

Don Tapio, WSU Extension Educator, 360-482-2934