The audience for this course are users of Paraquat who want to learn to apply Paraquat properly and safely. This paraquat training requirement is mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for all certified applicators who intend to apply paraquat. “In accordance with EPA’s 2016 Paraquat Dichloride Human Health Mitigation Decision, applicators are required to take an EPA-approved paraquat training program every 3 years in order to mix, load, apply, or handle paraquat.”

You should expect to spend about 45 minutes on the course and the quiz. 

To begin the training, click on the Continue button below. This will direct you to create a new account located on the right side of the page. 

Once you have filled in the required information (select NA in the last drop-down box if you are not an Extension, University, or Government employee), click on Create my new account. You will then get an e-mail sent almost immediately that will say: A new account has been requested at 'eXtension Online Campus' using your email address. To confirm your new account, click on the link and it will take you back to the eXtension Online Campus site, where you can click on Continue. This will take you to the training page with a button that says Enroll me. Click on this and you can start the training. 


Consider this your one stop shop for every thing Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program (PSEFMP) related. In this online community you have full access to the resources you need during the funding of this program. Here you will find, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), application submission instructions, training videos, etc. Additionally, this online community allows you the unique ability to interact with each other. 

Through this online community you are able to post questions to other PSEP coordinators to get answers questions you may have, provide feedback or simply start a discussion. Also through this online community you have the ability to participate in the resource sharing of deliverables. 

There is no requirement to be involved in this community, you are in full control of how active you want to be and your level of participation. There are opt-in and opt-out options available to you, so you choose your own level of active participation. 

This online course is the National Worker Protection Standard: Web-Based Training for Trainers of Agricultural Workers and Pesticide Handlers. The course was developed by the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) through a cooperative agreement (agreement #X8-83616301) between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs and the University of California Davis Extension, in collaboration with Oregon State University. Approval number EPA WPS TTT W/H 00030.

This course provides the information required to train those who will train agricultural workers and pesticide handlers under the U.S. EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS). It will guide you through the necessary procedures to provide agricultural workers and pesticide handlers with required information on how to avoid exposure to pesticides and pesticide residue.

System Requirements

Computer: Strongly recommended: Mac OSX 10.9 or higher or a PC running Windows 7 or higher.

Browser: Strongly recommended: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Strongly discouraged: Browsers other than those listed above. Others may work but have experienced performance issues in testing (e.g., Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, etc.) eXtension is not able to respond to troubleshooting inquiries if customers are using a non-recommended browser.

Audio: This course contains audio narration. To hear the narration, your computer will either need audio speakers built-in or attached. You can also listen to the audio via headphones.

For more information, contact PERCsupport@ucdavis.eduTo enroll, see below.

Course Completion Checklist

  • Complete the modules in order (12)
  • Complete the Knowledge Checks for each module (12)
  • Take the Final Exam (must score 70% to pass)
  • Complete the evaluation
  • Download certificate
  • Submit your certificate. You are responsible for identifying and submitting your certificate to appropriate entities.

The enrollment fee for this course is $35. To purchase and enroll in this course, click here:

The audience for this course is: Pre-Certification for Private Pesticide Applicators

By taking this course, students will learn: This online study guide is designed to supplement the PPAT manual. The manual is designed to help you prepare for the Minnesota Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam.  This online study guide provides information and activities to help you better understand the more complex material in the manual.

For more information or to enroll please contact: Tana Haugen- Brown  thbrown@umn.edu; Natalie Hoidal  hoida016@umn.edu