By taking this course, students will learn:

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a regulation developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect workers and handlers from the harmful effects of pesticides and their residues.  The standard went through some major revisions in 2015 and this course will reflect those changes.  

This course will cover some of the major points of the Worker Protection Standard and what employers need to cover with their employees in order to comply.  

Once you've completed this course, you should be able to:

    • Define a worker and a handler
    • Understand the importance of the WPS
    • Know when compliance is necessary
    • Identify the basic requirements needed by both a worker and handler to reduce their pesticide exposure

Watch the presentation from beginning to end. There are review questions interspersed to help you review the information. When you feel you are comfortable with the information, take the final assessment below Jeopardy game.

For more information please contact Rachel Maccini, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, University of New Hampshire, Cooperative Extension.

The fee for the course is $40.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button:


New Hampshire Integrated Pest Management is an online course for pesticide applicators who are seeking recertification or to increase their general knowledge.

For more information or to enroll contact Rachel Maccini, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, University of New Hampshire.

The fee for this course is $40.  To purchase and enroll in the course, click the following button:

Pesticides can pose hazards to humans, so it is important that an applicator be safe. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is one way in which an applicator can keep themselves safe from pesticide exposure. PPE is defined as gear that is worn to help prevent pesticides from entering or getting on to the body.

This course is designed to remind applicators to the severity of pesticide poisoning and how this poisoning depends on the pesticide's chemical makeup and formulation, its path into the body, the amount that enters the body, and the length of exposure. Wearing PPE can greatly reduce the potential for dermal, inhalation, eye, and oral exposure, and thereby significantly reducing the chances of a pesticide poisoning, but it does not necessarily eliminate it.

Credits for this course are currently available for New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.

For more information or to enroll please contact Rachel Maccini, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, University of New Hampshire.

The fee for this course is $20.  To purchase and enroll in the course, select the following button:

When working with hazardous materials (i.e. pesticides), accidents can happen. Knowing what to do and who to contact in case of an emergency is vital to ensuring the health and well being of pesticide applicators and those who may come in contact with pesticides.

This class will help guide you in identifying dangerous situations, taking preventative measures to minimize risks, and responding appropriately when an accident occurs. Preparation is key to safeguarding yourself and your employees.

Credits for this course are currently available for New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. 

For more information or to enroll please contact Rachel Maccini, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator,University of New Hampshire.

The fee for this course is $40.  To purchase and enroll in the course, select the following button:

Unsafe pesticide storage can lead to serious accidents. It is extremely important to READ THE PRODUCT LABEL for specific storage information.

Proper disposal of pesticides and pesticide containers is an important phase of pest management an improperly disposed product can be hazardous to people and the environment. READ THE PRODUCT LABEL for specific disposal information.

Credits for this course are currently available for New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. 

For more information or to enroll please contact Rachel Maccini, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, University of New Hampshire. 

The fee for this course is $40. To purchase and enroll in the course, click the button below:

Pesticide product labeling is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. The information printed on or attached to the pesticide container is the label. Labeling includes the label plus all other information you receive from the manufacturer about the product when you buy it.

Credits for this course are currently available for New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.  

For more information or to enroll please contact Rachel Maccini, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, University of New Hampshire. 

The fee for this course is $40.  To purchase and enroll in it, select the following button:


Pesticide Applicator recertification credits for a variety of subjects including backpack sprayers and the label.

Credits for this course are currently available for New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.  

For more information or to enroll please contact Rachel Maccini, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, University of New Hampshire.

The fee for this course is $40.  To purchase and enroll in this course, select the following button:



Backpack sprayers are inexpensive, lightweight, easy to use, and perfectly suited to small jobs on the farm or in the landscape. In this class, we will discuss how to select, use, and maintain backpack sprayers and nozzles to ensure accurate and efficient pesticide application.

Credits for this course are currently available for New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.  

For more information or to enroll please contact Rachel Maccini, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, University of New Hampshire. 

The fee for this course is $40.  To purchase and enroll in the course, please select the following button.