There are four chapters in this course and they correspond to the first four chapters in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual Second Edition from 2014.  It is designed to prepare you for the Core Pesticide Safety test (formerly the General Standards test) for commercial applicators.  The course is interactive and self-guided; you may skip sections of each chapter or entire chapters if you so choose.

Study guide users should understand that the “Notes” section of each slide presents important additional or explanatory information. If you decide not to read the “Notes”, you likely will not be able to pass the quizzes that each chapter contains. Quizzes are designed to help you evaluate your understanding of the topic.  To get the greatest value from these study guides, quizzes should be reviewed for the correct answer and an explanation of why that is the correct answer.


This study guide covers chapters 5 through 7 (hazards and first aid, personal protective equipment, and pesticides in the environment) of the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual Second Edition.  It is designed to prepare you for the Core Pesticide Safety exam (formerly the General Standards exam) for commercial applicators.  The course is interactive and self-guided; you may skip sections of each chapter or entire chapters if you so choose.

Study guide users should understand that the “Notes” section of each slide presents important additional or explanatory information.  If you decide not to read the “Notes”, you likely will not be able to pass the quizzes that each chapter contains. Quizzes are designed to help you evaluate your understanding of the topic.  To get the greatest value from these study guides, quizzes should be reviewed for the correct answer and an explanation of why a particular answer is the correct answer.

This study guide covers chapters 8 through 11 (transportation, storage, and security; emergency or incident response; planning the pesticide application, and pesticide application procedures) of the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual Second Edition. It is designed to prepare you for the Core Pesticide Safety exam (formerly the General Standards exam) for commercial applicators.  The course is interactive and self-guided; you may skip sections of each chapter or entire chapters if you so choose.


Study guide users should understand that the “Notes” section of each slide presents important additional or explanatory information.  If you decide not to read the “Notes”, you likely will not be able to pass the quizzes that each chapter contains. Quizzes are designed to help you evaluate your understanding of the topic.  To get the greatest value from these study guides, quizzes should be reviewed for the correct answer and an explanation of why that is the correct answer.