This list of resources is provided to assist people working on pesticide applicator certification and training issues.
- Federal Agencies
- Informational Resources
- Label Information & Recordkeeping
- Professional Organizations
The AHS is a collaborative effort between the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is an important long-term research project studying over 89,000 private and commercial pesticide applicators and their spouses.
EPA is the federal government agency responsible for registering or licensing pesticides for use in the United States. In addition, anyone planning to import pesticides for use in the U.S. must notify EPA. EPA receives its authority to register pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Endangered Species Protection Bulletins are a part of EPA's Endangered Species Protection Program. Bulletins set forth geographically specific pesticide use limitations for the protection of endangered or threatened species and their designated critical habitat.
The Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention represent a major NIOSH effort to protect the health and safety of agricultural workers and their families. The NIOSH Agricultural Centers are part of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NIOSH oversees the Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risk (SENSOR) program whose mission is to build and maintain occupational illness and injury surveillance capacity within state health departments. Provides links to various state-based pesticide poisoning surveillance programs.
NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's ocean resources and their habitat. NOAA provides vital services for the nation: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems—all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management.
Ensuring the integrity of USDA organic products in the U.S. and throughout the world.
NASS provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. Agriculture. State statistics can also be accessed through this site.
The U.S. Geological Survey
USGS collects information needed to understand the Nation's water resources, and provides access to water data, publications, and maps, as well as to recent water projects and events. For statewide information visit their National Water Information System at: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis.
AAPCC supports the nation’s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. This site provides alerts for poison news, prevention tips, as well as maintaining the National Poison Data System. Data requests are allowed. To find Poison Control Centers across the United States, see http://www.aapcc.org/centers
Login for Reporting:
http://cpard.wsu.edu/login.aspx. To obtain reports via Public
Access, Click on the “Public Access” button below the login boxes.
The Certification Plan and Reporting Database
allows State Lead Agencies, the EPA, and decision makers a means to
quantify and qualify the effectiveness of state certification programs.
The Public Access site provides detailed information on
certification programs by state.
The Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) is a method used to calculate the environmental impact of most common fruit and vegetable pesticides in commercial agriculture. Also provides a description of the formula for determining EIQ value which can be used for pesticides not listed.
NAWS is an employment-based, random survey of the demographic, employment, and health characteristics of the U.S. crop labor force. The NAWS is housed at the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use.
The NPIRS State Public website contains information pertaining to pesticides either currently or previously licensed for distribution and sale in the United States and is provided for informational purposes only.
Promoting integrated pest management (IPM) in schools and providing support, resources and training.
WIN-PST, from USDA-NRCS, considers the impact of soil characteristics, irrigation/rainfall probability, and pesticide application area, method, and rate on the potential for pesticides to move off-site. Long-term human and fish toxicity data and ratings are also included in WIN-PST. These toxicity ratings can be combined with the off-site movement potential ratings to provide an overall rating of the potential risks from pesticide movement below the root zone and past the edge of the field.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), it provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issue. This site contains toxicology information on many of the 25 B Reduced Risk Pesticide Ingredients.
PAN Pesticide Database is your one-stop location for toxicity and regulatory information for pesticides.
PDP is a national pesticide residue database program from USDA. Through cooperation with State agriculture departments and other Federal agencies, PDP manages the collection, analysis, data entry, and reporting of pesticide residues on agricultural commodities in the U.S. food supply, with an emphasis on those commodities highly consumed by infants and children.
PES website is sponsored by the Center for Integrated Pest Management. The site provides information on proper pesticide handling which has been reviewed and posted by PSEP coordinators from Cooperative Extension Service. Pesticide educators are welcome to use or adapt the content that appears directly on the website but images may be subject to copyright.
This database allows State Lead Agencies, the EPA, and decision makers a means to quantify and qualify the effectiveness of state water quality programs regarding pesticides of concern.
A collection of royalty-free images available for use in NOT-FOR-PROFIT pesticide safety education programs. The site was developed and is currently maintained by Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs.
The Xerces Society protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat through advocacy, policy, education and outreach, and applied research.
Provides a quick product label search
that is intended for general information purposes only.
CDMS (Crop Data Management Systems, Inc.)
CDMS’ Agro-chemical database provides up-to-date information for critical agronomic, regulatory, and critical use.
Greenbook transforms product labeling into indexed, actionable data in an unbiased presentation that is easily accessible directly through books, DVDs, Web site and host of Web Service data solutions. Greenbook offers use of our plant protection decision engine free of charge to the industry.
Serves as a liaison between the entire
regulated community and state governments.
They currently provide free access to state regulatory data from
National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS)
NPIRS is a collection of pesticide-related databases, applications, and websites whose primary purpose is to disseminate timely and accurate information at an affordable cost. The pesticide product data received from EPA and state regulatory agencies is the basis for all applications available under the NPIRS project.
PPLS provides a collection of pesticide produce labels (PDF format) that have been approved by EPA under Section 3 of FIFRA. Search for labels by Product Name, Company Name, or EPA Registration Number.
USDA's Pesticide Recordkeeping Program is no longer funded, but the website provides informational resources for private applicator recordkeeping.
AASA is a not-for-profit organization that has taken the lead in developing a stewardship inspection program for agricultural retail facilities that store bulk, mini bulk, portable refillable containers (PRC's) and packaged crop protection products.
AAPSE is an organization that fosters professional development by working, learning, and sharing with other pesticide safety educators across the nation, via workshops, the Internet, and publications.
The Master Gardener program, typically offered through universities in the U.S. and Canada, provides intense home horticulture training to individuals who then volunteer in their communities, giving lectures, creating gardens, conducting research, and many other projects.
ASABE is the professional home of engineers and others worldwide who endeavor to find sustainable solutions for an ever-growing population. It is a member-driven technical and educational organization.
Membership in AAPCO is limited to officers charged by law with the execution of the state, territorial, provincial, and federal laws in the U.S., including all its territories, and in Canada.
ASPCRO is a professional association comprised of the structural pest control regulatory officials of any of the fifty states.
CropLife America, also known as CropLife USA, is a crop protection association that represents the companies that develop, manufacture, formulate and distribute crop protection chemicals and plant science solutions for agriculture and pest management in the United States.
ESA is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. Members are researchers, teachers, Extension Service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, pest management professionals and hobbyists.
GCSAA is the professional association for the men and women who manage and maintain golf courses.
NAAA was founded in 1966, represents approximately 1,800 members in 46 states. NAAA supports the interests of small business owners and pilots licensed as professional commercial aerial applicators who use aircraft to enhance food, fiber and bio-fuel production, protect forestry and control health-threatening pests.
National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP, formerly PLANET)
The National Association of Landscape Professionals is the trade association for the landscape industry, representing the voice of more than 100,000 landscape professionals. Member companies specialize in lawn care, landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, tree care, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscaping. Members also include students, consultants, industry suppliers, state associations and affiliate members.
NASDA represent the state departments of agriculture in the development, implementation, and communication of sound public policy and programs which support and promote the American agricultural industry, while protecting consumers and the environment.
The NASDA Research Foundation was created in 1981 and provides agriculturally-oriented research, education, and training. Current research projects include Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs), CNMP Watch, Pesticide Safety Program and the FSIS Homeland Security Project. NASDARF is working with US EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs to enhance Pesticide Safety Programs.
NCFH is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families by providing information services and products to a network of more than 500 migrant health center service sites in the U.S.as well as organizations, universities, researchers, and individuals involved in farmworker health.
NPMA is a global non-profit organization that supports the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.
TPSA is a collaborative partnership of government agencies - federal, state and local, educational and research institutions, public organizations, private corporations and individuals actively involved in stewarding the pesticide life cycle.
WSSA is a non-profit professional society, that promotes research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds; provides science-based information to the public and policy makers; and fosters awareness of weeds and their impacts on managed and natural ecosystems.