Exam Preparation for Certification of Pesticide Applicators in Hawaii
This page updated February 5, 2015.
The State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture conducts examinations on the islands of Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii. Passing an examination is the first step leading to certification as an applicator of "restricted use" pesticides. There are examinations for certification in 22 categories/subcategories of pest control. Three examples are "Private 1 general agricultural", "Commercial 2 forest", and "Commercial 7b termite". For more information, call one of the offices listed below or browse the Department's website:
Hawaii island applicators—call Hilo direct 974-4143 or 333-2844.
Lanai, Molokai, and Maui applicators—call Honolulu direct 808-973-9424 or 973-9409, or toll-free 984-2400 x 39424 or 39409 followed by “#”.
Oahu applicators—call Honolulu direct 973-9424 or 973-9409.
Kauai applicators—call Honolulu direct 973-9409 or 973-9424, or toll free 274-3141 x 39409 or 39424 followed by “#”.
Ways to Prepare for the Exam
STUDY PACKETS—The University of Hawaii produces and distributes these study materials. There is a fee for the printed version, but not for the downloadable electronic versions on the Internet. You can get the printed version of a study packet either with or without registering for one of the short courses (described below). For more information, phone (808) 956-6007, or email email@example.com, or ....
SHORT COURSES—The University of Hawaii offers 2-day short courses annually on the islands of Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai and Hawaii. The instructor will cover "core" or basic topics such as laws & regulations, labels & labeling, and handling, storage, and disposal. (But the instructor will not cover the "category-specific" topics such as life cycles of pests, application techniques, and calculations. To study the category-specific topics, get the study packets.) There is a fee for registration. For more information, phone (808) 956-6007, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or ...
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