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Pesticide Worker Safety

Pesticide Safety Education Programs

EPA supports land-grant university Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEPs) for the education and training of certified pesticide applicators. PSEPs provide pesticide applicator training on the safe use of restricted use pesticides by applicators in agricultural, commercial and residential settings. Most states have a PSEP. Contact the PSEP in your state or territory for information on training and study materials.

The following links exit the site ExitAlabama
Auburn University
Auburn, AL, 36849
(334) 844-8832
http://www.aces.edu/anr/pesticidemgt/ 

Alaska
University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK, 99775
(907) 262-5824
https://www.uaf.edu/ces/agriculture/psep

American Samoa
American Samoa Community College
Pago Pago, AS, 96799
(684) 731-5838
http://amsamoa.edu/index.htm

Arizona
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, 85721
(520) 621-7205
https://cals.arizona.edu/apmc/psep.html

Arkansas
University of Arkansas
Little Rock, AR, 72204
(501) 944-0941
https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/education-licensing.aspx

California
University of California – Davis
Davis, CA, 95618
(530) 750-1251
http://ipm.ucanr.edu/GENERAL/pesticides.html

Colorado
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 80523
(970) 491-6027
http://cepep.agsci.colostate.edu/

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
CNMI Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality
Saipan, CNMI, 96950
(670) 664-8500
http://www.marianas.edu/

Connecticut
University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT, 06032
(860) 570-9067
http://psep.extension.uconn.edu/

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Delaware
University of Delaware
Newark, DE, 19716
(814) 880-0013
http://extension.udel.edu/ag/psep/

Florida
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, 32611
(352) 392-4721
http://pested.ifas.ufl.edu/

Georgia
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 30602
(706) 540-4108
http://extension.uga.edu/programs-services/pesticide-safety-education.html

Guam
Guam Environmental Protection Agency
Barrigada, GU, 96913
(671) 300-4758
https://www.uog.edu/

Hawaii
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI, 96822
(808) 956-6007
http://pestworld.stjohn.hawaii.edu/epp/pat.html

Idaho
University of Idaho
Boise, ID, 83702
(208) 364-4046
http://www.uidaho.edu/extension/ipm/pesticide

Illinois
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL, 61801
(217) 244-2123
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/psep/

Indiana
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, 47907
(765) 494-1284
https://ppp.purdue.edu/

Iowa 
Iowa State University
Ames, IA, 50011
(515) 294-4286
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/psep/

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Kansas
Kansas State University
McPherson, KS, 67460
(620) 241-1523
http://www.ksre.k-state.edu/pesticides-ipm/

Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, 40546
(859) 257-7456
http://pest.ca.uky.edu/PSEP/welcome.html

Louisiana
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA, 70803
(225) 578-3018
https://www.lsuagcenter.com/portals/our_offices/departments/wa-callegari-environmental-center/pesticide_ed

Maine
University of Maine
Orono, ME, 04473
(207) 581-3879
https://extension.umaine.edu/ipm/pesticide-safety/

Maryland
University of Maryland
College Park, MD, 20742
(301) 405-3928
http://pesticide.umd.edu/pesticide-safety-education.html

Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts -Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-0268
http://www.umass.edu/pested/

Michigan
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, 48824
(517) 353-5134
http://www.ipm.msu.edu/pesticide_education_safety

Minnesota
University of Minnesota Extension
Andover, MN 55304
Phone: (763) 737-3881, Toll Free: (888) 241-0719
https://extension.umn.edu/professional-certification-training/pesticide-safety-and-certification

Mississippi
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS, 39762
(662) 325-5829
http://extension.msstate.edu/agriculture/pesticide-applicator-certification

Missouri
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO, 65211
(573) 882-5623
http://pat.missouri.edu/

Montana
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT, 59717
(406) 994-5067
http://pesticides.montana.edu/

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Nebraska
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, 68583
(402) 472-1632
https://pested.unl.edu/

Nevada
University of Nevada
Yerington, NV, 89447
(775) 345-5879
http://www.unce.unr.edu/programs/sites/pesticide/

New Hampshire
University of New Hampshire Coop. Extension
Goffstown, NH, 03045
(603) 351-3831
https://extension.unh.edu/Agriculture/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program

New Jersey
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ, 08907
(848) 932-0176
http://pestmanagement.rutgers.edu/rutgers-pesticide-safety-education-program/

New Mexico
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM, 88003
(575) 646-1822
http://aces.nmsu.edu/pesticide/

New York
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, 14850
(607) 255-1866
http://psep.cce.cornell.edu/

North Carolina
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC, 27695
(919) 515-5369
https://pesticidesafety.ces.ncsu.edu/

North Dakota
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND, 58108
(701) 231-8050
https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pesticide/

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Ohio
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, 43210
(614) 292-4070
https://pested.osu.edu/

Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK, 74078
(405) 744-1060
http://pested.okstate.edu/

Oregon
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, 97331
(541) 737-8330
https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/statewide-pesticide-safety-education-program/statewide-pesticide- safety-education-program-psep

Pennsylvania
Penn State University
University Park, PA, 16802
(814) 863-0263
https://extension.psu.edu/about-the-pesticide-education-program

Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico
Florida, PR, 00650
(787) 382-1910
www.uprm.edu/ciag/sea

Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI, 02881
(401) 874-5998
http://web.uri.edu/pse/pat-training/

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South Carolina
Clemson University
Pendleton, SC, 29670
(803) 417-5198
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/pest-ed/

South Dakota
South Dakota State University
Pierre, SD, 57501
(605) 773-8120
https://extension.sdstate.edu/agriculture/safety-training

Tennessee
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN, 37996
(865) 974-7958
https://ag.tennessee.edu/PSEP/Pages/default.aspx

Texas
Texas A&M
College Station, TX, 77843
(979) 845-3849
https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/programs/agricultural-environmental-safety/

Utah
Utah State University
Logan, UT, 84322
(435) 797-0573
https://extension.usu.edu/vegetableguide/pesticide/safety-regulation-storage

Vermont
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT, 05405
(802) 656-0493
http://pss.uvm.edu/pesp/

Virgin Islands
University of the Virgin Islands
St Croix, USVI, 00850
(340) 692-4052
http://www.uvi.edu/community/cooperative-extension-service/agriculture-and-natural- resources/pesticide-safety-education.aspx

Virginia
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA, 24061
(540) 231-6543
http://www.vtpp.ext.vt.edu/

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Washington
Washington State University
Pullman, WA, 99164
(509) 335-9222
http://pep.wsu.edu/

Washington DC
Pesticide Safety Education Program
(202) 274-7190
https://doee.dc.gov/service/pesticides

West Virginia
West Virginia University Extension Service
Morgantown, WV, 26506
(304) 293-9464
https://extension.wvu.edu/agriculture/farm-management/pesticide-education

Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI, 53706
(608) 263-6358
http://fyi.uwex.edu/pat/

Wyoming
University of Wyoming
Lingle, WY, 82223
(307) 837-2956
http://uwyoextension.org/psep

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