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Pesticide Safety Education

The University of Idaho educates applicators on pesticides and their alternatives. UI Extension promotes the safety of users, public and the environment.

First-Time License

University of Idaho and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) offer pre-license training for those preparing for private or professional pesticide license exams. There are two-day classes each year. A private testing session is offered on Friday of the class week.

Exams and licenses are issued by the ISDA. For licensing information and the study guide order form, visit the website.

License Renewal

allow those with an applicator license to keep current on safety information. They also earn recertification credits on their license. Private applicators must complete six hours and professional applicators must complete 15 hours of training during the licensing period.

UI Extension conducts several pesticide recertification programs.

Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is aimed at reducing the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. 

EPA-approved training materials for the new WPS have expanded content and are available at the Pesticide Education Resources Collaborative (PERC)

For local WPS information,


Pesticide Training Manuals

Getting ready for applicator licensing or renewal? Check our listing of required study materials.


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The has information on pesticides, toxicity and safety.

The regulates pesticides nationally. Their website has information on pesticide science and policy.

Pesticide Safety Publications are written by UI Extension experts.

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Integrated Pest Management

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho, Boise Center
322 E Front St, Suite 180
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 111-364-4046

Fax: 111-364-4035

Email: [email protected]