Agricultural Pest Control - Plant Certification

Certification Requirements

All professional agricultural pest control specialists must be certified by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Reference Materials to Study

  1. How Poisonous are Pesticides

  2. Required and Additional Study Materials for Pesticide Supervisors

  3. Pesticide Applicator Training Manual – Agricultural-Plant (Category 1a). Available from: Cornell University Cooperative Extension

  4. Worker Protection Information. Available from: 

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: (860) 424-3369

Sample Questions

The following sample questions may have more than one correct answer:

  1. Pesticides that particularly affect the acetylcholine of nerve junctions are:
    1. phenoxy herbicides
    2. organophosphates
    3. chlorinated hydrocarbons
    4. dinitrophenols
  2. Early symptoms of pesticide poisoning may include:
    1. headache
    2. dizziness
    3. nausea
    4. restlessness
  3. How much pesticide containing 20% active ingredient must be used to provide two pounds of actual chemical per acre?
    1. 2
    2. 5
    3. 10
    4. 20

Useful Telephone Contacts

For more information, please call the Pesticide Management Program at (860) 424-3369 or email the or write to:

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
Pesticide Management Program
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127

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 Content Last Updated on November 30, 2011