Training Manuals

To order training manuals, visit the MSU Extension Bookstore or contact them at 517-432-1859.

The printed copies of training manuals can be obtained by visiting the MSU Extension Bookstore and clicking on Pesticide Applicator Training in the navigation bar to the left. Some of the manuals listed on this page and in the navigation bar are available in PDF format for free. Large copies are divided into smaller files for ease of downloading. The links will go to each manual with its table of contents.

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Michigan Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals

(Certification, Recertification and Registered Technician Information)

Manual Requirements by Applicator Type
Dates in parenthesis indicate the earliest date at which the manual can be used as a study guide.

PRIVATE Applicators - Applicators using or supervising the use of restricted-use pesticides for the purpose of producing an agricultural commodity on their own lands or their employer’s land, or on land rented to them.

Additional Standards for Private Applicators:  If you apply pesticides aerially or for fumigation purposes, you must obtain the appropriate STANDARD.  Order study materials listed below (in addition to the core manual) if you are performing aerial or fumigant applications of pesticides:

REGISTERED Technicians - Applicators authorized to apply general-use and restricted-use pesticides for a commercial or private agricultural purpose, or as a scheduled and required work assignment in the course of employment.

Para el Tecnico Registrado de habla Hispana (For the Spanish language Registered Technician)

COMMERCIAL Applicators - Applicators authorized to apply general-use and restricted-use pesticides for a commercial purpose, or as a scheduled and required work assignment in the course of his or her employment.

Other private and commercial training manuals

  • Aerial Application of Agricultural Chemicals (8/2006). Order E-2019 online at the MSU on line store.
  • Fumigation (4/2010). Order E-2579 online at the MSU on line.

Additional training manuals

  • Category 2A, Wood Preservation of Timber Products (1/2003). Order E-2046 online at the MSU on line store.
  • Category 3A, Turfgrass Pest Management (04/2011). Order E-2327 online at the MSU on line store .
  • Turfgrass CoverCategory 3B, Ornamental Pest Management (6/2012). Order E-2291 online at the MSU on line.
  • Category 4, Seed Treatment (6/2010).  Order E-3159 online at the MSU on line store.
  • Category 5B, Microbial Pest Management (5/2010). Order E-2435 online at the MSU on line.
  • Category 5C, Sewer Line Root Control (9/2006). Order E-2609 online at the MSU on line.
  • Category 6, Right-of-Way Pest Management (6/2010). Order E-2043 online at the MSU on line store.
  • Category 7E, Interiorscape Pest Management (4/1996). Order E-2308 online at the MSU on line store.
  • Category 7F, Mosquito Control (8/2011). Order E-2180 online at the MSU on line store.
  • Category 8, Public Health Pest Management (Government employees, 1/1988). Order E-2049 online at the MSU on line store.

The MSU IPM Program maintains this site as an access point to pest management information at MSU. The IPM Program is administered within the Department of Entomology, fueled by research from the AgBioResearch, delivered to citizens through MSU Extension, and proud to be a part of Project GREEEN.