30 Hour Pesticide Applicator Certification Course 2021

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30 Hour Pesticide Applicator Certification Course 2021 (3a, 3b, 25)

  • Thursday, February 4, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Thursday, February 4, 2021, 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Monday, February 8, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Friday, February 12, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Monday, February 15, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Professional training for arborists, garden retail, lawn, landscape, and nursery professionals. Core, 3a, 3b, 25, CNLP, and ISA credits available. 

CLASS SCHEDULE

(Note: There was a schedule change: Tuesday 2/6 is a full 6 hour day instead of Thursday 2/4. Also note: no class Friday 2/5)

  • Session 1 (was session 10): Thursday 2/4
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM: Weeds of the Landscape
    • NOTE: No afternoon class today anymore
  • Session 2 (was session 3 but no date change): Monday 2/8
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM: DEC Rules and Regulations, Updates
  • Session 3 (was session 1): Tuesday 2/9
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM: Pesticide CORE Competency I
  • Session 4 (was session 2): Tuesday 2/9
    • 1:15PM - 4:15 PM: Pesticide CORE Competency II
  • Session 5: Wednesday 2/10
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM: Intro to Turfgrass and their Diseases
  • Session 6: Thursday 2/11
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM: Applied Ornamental Hort Entomology
  • Session 7:Friday 2/12 
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: An In-Depth Look at IPM
    • 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Turfgrass Pests
  • Session 8: Monday 2/15
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Critters in the Landscape
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Personal Protective Equipment and Interpreting Pesticide and Fertilizer Labels
  • Session 9: Tuesday 2/16
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM: Water Quality: Ecology and Environmental Considerations of Pesticides and Fertilizers
  • Session 10 (was session 4): Wednesday 2/17
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM: Ornamental Plant Pathology

CREDIT SPECIFICATIONS & CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

COST

  • Entire Course: $425.00
  • Individual Sessions: $50.00
  • Textbook costs vary

ENROLLMENT/REGISTRATION STEPS

PLEASE READ THIS STEPS OVER CAREFULLY TO ENSURE PROPER ENROLLMENT AND CREDIT

  1. Register online using the Cornell Event system: 
    1. Register Here
  2. Submit payment (when you fill out the online registration it will automatically generate a Purchase Order form, check form, or PayPal payment):
    1. Pay by credit/debit card through PayPal (no account needed). We cannot take payment over the phone nor day of class.
    2. Check (made out to CCE Monroe County) and/or purchase order should include the form generated by the event system and be mailed to:
      1. CCE Monroe County, 2449 St. Paul Blvd, Rochester, NY 14617
  3. Order your own core and category manuals: 
    1. Core Manual
    2. Category 3ab (Ornamental & Turf)
    3. Category 25 (Nursery Ornamentals & Turf)
    4. Note: Choosing UPS as the shipping method is a quicker option as USPS has recently been experiencing delays.
  4. Check your email inbox for:
    1. Registration confirmation email.
    2. Email getting sent out on Tuesday 2/2 containing Zoom links to access your session(s).
  5. Prepare for online learning (see TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS below): 
    1. Download Zoom and test it out before class begins. Test your video and audio as well.
    2. Prepare meals and snacks ahead of time.
  6. Day of class ID Submission (see PHOTO ID UPLOAD below):
    1. If you are taking the course for the first time, you must upload a picture of your photo ID to this secure Cornell Qualtrics Survey BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.
    2. If you are getting recertification credits, you must upload a picture of your NYS Pesticide Applicator ID to this secure Cornell Qualtrics Survey BEFORE CLASS.

DEC EXAM

  • Date: February 22, 2021, 9:00 AM 
  • Location: Wegman Lodge in Seneca Park
  • Reschedule Date: February 26, 2021, 9:00 AM
  • Note: You must bring your 30-hour course certificate, NYS driver’s license and a check made out to NYS DEC for $100. Cash will not be accepted.

NYS DEC REQUIREMENTS FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS:

  • To take the exam on 2/22, attendees of the 30 Hour Course are required to attend all classes. No makeup classes are available.
  • Latecomers (10 or more minutes) for any class will not receive credit for that class.
  • Certificates of completion will be mailed to you.

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

  • Desktop PC, laptop, or tablet with audio and video capability. If you must join by phone, that is acceptable but not advised.
  • A good internet connection.
  • Audio headphones if needed.
  • Have your device charged and a charger nearby, as Zoom tends to use extra battery.

PHOTO ID UPLOAD

Upload Directly from your Phone:

  1. Take a picture of your photo ID with your phone.
  2. Open the Qualtrics Survey on your phone's web browser.
  3. Upload the picture directly from your phone's photo library.

Upload from your Computer:

  1. Take a picture of your photo ID with your phone and send/share it to your email. 
  2. Open the email on your computer and download it to your computer.
  3. Open the Qualtrics Survey and upload the photo from your downloads folder or wherever downloads save to on your computer.

QUESTIONS/CONTACT:

  • Questions about certification requirements? Contact: Liz Berkeley, eab11@cornell.edu, (585) 753-2553.
  • Questions about payment or to request an invoice? Contact: Sharon Hancock: smh47@cornell.edu, (585) 753-2550 ext. 0.
  • Questions about registration or Zoom? Contact: Adrienne Kaplan, ajk284@cornell.edu, with email title "Zoom for 30 Hour".

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Last updated February 3, 2021