Training Manuals

To order training manuals, visit the National Pesticide Safety Education Center.

The printed copies of training manuals can be obtained by visiting the National Pesticide Safety Education Center. 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 E2019.
  • Fumigation (4/2010). Order E2579.

Additional training manuals

  • Category 2A, Wood Preservation of Timber Products (1/2003). Order E2046.
  • Category 3A, Turfgrass Pest Management (04/2011). Order E2327.
  • Turfgrass CoverCategory 3B, Ornamental Pest Management (6/2012). Order E2291.
  • Category 4, Seed Treatment (6/2010). Order E3159.
  • Category 5B, Microbial Pest Management (5/2010). Order E2435.
  • Category 5C, Sewer Line Root Control (9/2006). Order E2609.
  • Category 6, Right-of-Way Pest Management (6/2010). Order E2043.
  • Category 7E, Interiorscape Pest Management (4/1996). Order E2308.
  • Category 7F, Mosquito Control (8/2011). Order E2180.
  • Category 8, Public Health Pest Management (Government employees, 1/1988). Order E2049.

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.