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Pesticide Licensing Classes Offered in Spanish

A free, five evening pre-license pesticide applicator training in Spanish will be offered in the community of Rochester by Washington State University Extension 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 pm, March 26 through 30 at Rochester High School, 19800 Carper Road in Rochester.

Participants who chose to take the licensing exam will be charged a $25 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.

Pesticide applicators who have been previously licensed can earn re-certification credits by attending the March 27 class, understanding pesticide labels, or the March 28 class, pesticide hazards and health. Each class provides licensed applicators three re-certification credits. There is no charge for either class.

A Spanish language manual that covers information presented in the training can be ordered through the WSU Publications office (, however 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.

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

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