Forty hours of category on-the-job training (OJT) is required if it is available to you. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) allows exemption from OTJ in cases where it would not be available to you including: you do not work for an applicator business; you are currently unemployed; you are starting a new business; or you do not have a qualified trainer available.
When OTJ training is not available to you, the NJDEP allows category training courses in lieu of OTJ training. NJDEP-approved training is currently available for categories 3A, 3B, 7A, 7B, and 8D for applicators only (not operators). 3A, 3B, and 7A courses are 6 hours each while the 7B is a 12-hour course (2 days). For other categories, an exemption from OTJ may be available; contact the NJDEP at 609-984-6507 for further information.
Currently, no in-person courses may be held due to New Jersey State COVID-19 restrictions.
NJDEP ALERT: The following trainers have been approved to temporarily provide the Category Training courses (3A, 3B, 7A, 7B) ONLINE to facilitate training during the current COVID 19 emergency to prepare for when pesticide exams resume. Please check this section of the webpage for updates as the Department continues to work with Trainers to approve additional online training. Source: https://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/pcp/bpo-courses.htm
Mike Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org categories 3A and 3B
Paul Stanziale at email@example.com 7A,3B
Gary Milsom at firstname.lastname@example.org 7A, 7B and 8B
Contact these approved course coordinators for course dates and locations for in-person courses when restrictions are lifted:
- Steve Beckenstein (Category 8D)
- Len Douglen/Ken Healy (Categories 3A, 3B, 7A, 7B)
866-851-4389, Fax 973-992-5826
- David Goldstein (Category 7B)
Email: David@InspectorEducation.com Web: www.InspectorEducation.com
- Kathy Roberts (Categories 3A, 3B, 7A, 7B)
- Barry H. Stangel (Categories 3A, 3B, 7A, 7B, & 8D)
- Paul Stanziale (Categories 3A, 3B, 7A, 7B)
Email: email@example.com; website: www.midatlanticpesticiderecertification.com
- Clark Williams
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. website: www.focusontrainingusa.com/seminar_types/index.html