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Posted on February 20th, 2020 in Uncategorized

Pest management and lawn maintenance is now available for registering. If you need to meet the experience requirement to be fully certified as a 3b turf applicator here’s how:

Getting licensed requires two exams, first being the basic information, Core; the second exam would be category specific, 3b Turf Management. To do the exams, you can do this in one of two ways:

  1. You can purchase the core manual and category 3b manual from our Extension Store at 765-494-6794 for $30. each plus shipping/handling and tax. Study the material and when you are ready to take the exams you can go to exam ONLY dates at this url: https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/study_purdue.html Or by signing up at a remote testing site by going to this website: https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/study_remote.html to get the locations available and cost for testing.


  2. Sign up for a one-day training for core and the exam is given after the training is complete about 4 p.m. that evening. You can do the same for category 3b. to find available dates for these training days go to: https://ppp.purdue.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Corebrochure.pdf   The one-day training cost $103 each and the manual specific to the training is included.

For the 3b there is an experience requirement that will need to be met and you have 4 options to choose from:

  • Complete a State Chemist-approved multi-day training program designed to provide practical experience. Contact Purdue Pesticide Programs at 765-494-4566 or email cjmyers@purdue.edu; Our next training date is March 31-April 1st and you can sign up at this url: http://www.cvent.com/events/2020-category-3b-pest-management-and-lawn-maintenance/event-summary-c500077c9fe9446a96b5eb1ee4ca00f9.aspxOR
  • Work as an active RT (Registered Technician) for a Category 3b licensed business for at least 90 days; OR
  • Work as a licensed applicator in any category for at least one year; OR
  • Complete a formal post-high school, two-year minimum turf program and submit official transcripts to OISC for approval.

If you have questions, please feel free to call contact us here at Purdue Pesticide Programs.