Title: Recertification: Auditing Recertification Courses
Addressed By Revised 40 CFR Party 171: No
Excerpt: The question, “What makes a good recertification offering?” is a many-facetted question. The answer in large part depends on the responder. The primary goal of recertification offerings may differ for a trainer who provides information and education, a regulator who grants approval and uses recertification as a tool to qualify persons for a certification or license to apply pesticides and a consumer attending recertification.
While the criteria for proficiency of certified pesticide applicators are clearly specified in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations sections 171.4 & 171.5 (Pesticide Applicator Certification), there are no criteria defined for the content and evaluation of pesticide applicator recertification programs. Effective training is very important to a pesticide recertification program, but what are the key elements to a sound and effective program? To assist those who provide and manage pesticide applicator recertification programs, CTAG developed the following guidance documents…