New Mexico Department of Health
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New Mexico Vector Control Manual

This is a study aid for the category 8 (public health) pesticide applicator exam.


National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual

This manual is intended as a study guide for preparing to take the Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency.

The National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual is intended as a study guide for preparing to take the Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam administered by New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA). Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator.

Check with the pesticide regulatory agency to determine whether this manual prepares you for commercial or private applicator certification orrecertification or registered technician status.

This manual satisfies the entry-level applicator training requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). More specific pest management information, pesticide terminology, and application techniques are covered in category-specific manuals and in greater detail during recertification.