- As required by EPA's Paraquat Dichloride Human Health Mitigation Decision and amended paraquat dichloride (a.k.a. paraquat) product labels, certified applicators must successfully complete an EPA-approved training program before mixing, loading, and/or applying paraquat. The training provides important information about paraquat's toxicity, new label requirements and restrictions, and the consequences of misuse.
- Any person who intends to use paraquat must be a certified applicator and is required to take the training. "Use" includes :
- Pre-application activities involving mixing and loading the pesticide;
- Applying the pesticide; and
- Other pesticide-related activities, including, but not limited to, transporting or storing opened pesticide containers, cleaning equipment, and disposing of excess pesticides, spray mix, equipment wash waters, pesticide containers, and other paraquat-containing materials.
- The use of paraquat, which is a restricted use pesticide, is restricted to certified pesticide applicators only; noncertified persons working under the supervision of a certified applicator are prohibited from using paraquat, including mixing, loading, applying the pesticide, and other pesticide-related activities.
- For more information, please visit https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/paraquat-dichloride-training-certified-applicators.
To Access Paraquat Training
- The official EPA-approved paraquat training module is assessable through the National Pesticide Safety Education Center.
- The training module is accessible through https://npsec.us/paraquat
- At the end of the module, a certificate is granted that can be used for pesticide license CEU credit. Please email credentials to us using the contract information below for one hour of CEU.
- Training must be completed every three years, and training will expire after the three-year time interval after module completion.