02 NCAC 09L .1103          CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION

(a)  An applicant for an initial private pesticide applicator's certification shall demonstrate by written examination his or her knowledge of pesticides and their usefulness and hazards; his or her competence to act as a private pesticide applicator; and his or her knowledge of the laws and rules governing the use and application of pesticides by private pesticide applicators.  Passing grade shall be 70 percent or more.

(b)  Any applicant for initial certification in any private applicator certification subclass shall first become certified as a private pesticide applicator.  Prior to January 1, 2017, any certified private applicator who applies for the soil and growing media certification and has completed the EPA-sponsored soil fumigation training and examination or the North Carolina In-State Soil Fumigation Training option and examination shall be eligible to receive the soil and growing media certification without having to pass the State's written soil and growing media fumigation examination.

(c)  Beginning on January 1, 2017, the passing grade on the soil and growing media fumigation examination, and the agricultural commodity fumigation examination shall be 70 percent or more.

(d)  Applicants may register for an examination at http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides/index.htm.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑440;

Eff. December 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2015; October 1, 2002; July 1, 1987; February 5, 1978.