Preparation to take the required exams for pesticide applicator certification in New Jersey should include reading and studying the information contained in the training manual(s) specific to the type of certification desired. Private applicators need only the ‘Private’ manual; pesticide dealers need only the ‘Dealer’ manual; commercial applicators will need the ‘Core’ manual plus the corresponding manual for each of the commercial categor(ies) for which they desire certification.
The list of Pesticide Training Manuals for each of the exams is listed below. These manuals can be ordered online (effective 10/23/2019), OR obtained from your Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station County Cooperative Extension Office.
ORDER MANUALS ONLINE HERE. Clicking on this link will redirect you to a webpage (outside the Pest Management Office) hosted by the Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies where there is a full listing of all manuals for sale. Prior to purchase, you will be directed to set up an account. To return to the manual order, see the menu to the left and select “Product Search” to access a “Product Categories” webpage. Here you select “Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals” to to begin the online order process.
Manuals for all categories are also sold at 19 of twenty-one County Cooperative Extension offices. If you intend to pick up your manual(s) in person, be sure to call first and check manual availability as well as County office operational status (due to possible emergency closures due to COVID-19). Manuals are not sold at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Hudson County office; Gloucester County reports that they limit their sales to Private manuals (4/2022).
If you you need assistance with locating a County office that carries the Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals or require assistance with online ordering, please contact our office at 848-932-9802.
The table below identifies each manual title with its corresponding Certified Pesticide Applicator number (CPA #). It also specifies the current revision date and cost (effective February 1, 2017) of each manual. These versions of the manuals contain information from which the Private, Dealer, and Commercial and twenty-seven separate commercial category certification exams are derived. So, verify that the print date of the manual that you are using to study for your exam(s) matches the date(s) in the table below.
|Certification Type||Training Manual Title||CPA #||Revision Date||Cost
|Private Applicator||Private Applicator||PRIVATE||Oct 2013||20.00|
|Pesticide Dealer||Pesticide Dealer||DEALER||Nov 1994||25.00|
|Commercial Applicator||Core Pesticide Training||CORE||June 2009||40.00|
|commercial category||Plant Agricultural Pest Control||1A||Sept 2006||45.00|
|commercial category||Animal Agricultural Pest Control||1B||Mar 1999||25.00|
|commercial category||Forest Pest Control||2||Jan 2008||35.00|
|commercial category||Landscaping: Ornamentals, Turf & Interior Plantscape Pest Control||3ABC||Jan 2006||45.00|
|commercial category||Seed Treatment||4||Sept 1977||25.00|
|commercial category||Aquatic Pest Control||5||Oct 2011||25.00|
|commercial category||Right-of-Way Pest Control (plus NJ supplement, June 2015)||6||Aug 2012||45.00|
|commercial category||General & Household Pest Control||7A||June 2016||35.00|
|commercial category||Termites & Other Wood-destroying Insects Pest Control||7B||July 2014||35.00|
|commercial category||Fumigation Pest Control||7C||July 1997||20.00|
|commercial category||Food Manufacturing & Processing Pest Control||7D||Aug 1981||20.00|
|commercial category||Wood Preservation Pest Control||7E||Aug 1984||20.00|
|commercial category||Tri-Butyltin & Antifoulants Pest Control||7F||Mar 1991||20.00|
|commercial category||General Public Health Pest Control||8A||April 2019||20.00|
|commercial category||Mosquito Pest Control||8B||Jan 2010||35.00|
|commercial category||Campground Pest Control||8C||1979||20.00|
|commercial category||Cooling Tower Pest Control||8D||1989||20.00|
|commercial category||Sewer Line Pest Control||8E||Sept 1995||20.00|
|commercial category||Pet Groomer Pest Control||8F||1989||20.00|
|commercial category||Regulatory Pest Control||9||1987||20.00|
|commercial category||Demonstration & Research Pest Control||10||1985||20.00|
|commercial category||Aerial Application Pest Control||11||Dec 1995||20.00|
|commercial category||Antimicrobial/Swimming Pool & Ethylene Oxide Pest Control||12AB||Sep 1994||20.00|
|commercial category||Integrated Pest Management in Schools||13||May 2008||35.00|