Welcome to the Georgia Private Pesticide Applicator training course.
There are ten modules with each module corresponding to a chapter or chapters in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual Second Edition from 2014. This course is “Interactive,” which means you must carefully follow the on-screen instructions in order to move to the next slide. Examples of these instructions include “Click me first,” “Next,” “More,” “Back,” “Finished,” “Click on each topic from top to bottom (or from left to right),” and several others.
Each module contains one or more quizzes to help you evaluate your understanding of the topic except for Module 2 “Federal and State Pesticide Laws and Regulations,” which has only a final test. Quizzes are not graded but each question, when submitted, will return a popup message to tell you whether you got the correct answer or not. All quizzes may be reviewed by you to see the correct answer for those questions that you missed. Quizzes do not count toward the final module test grade.
A score of 70% or better is required on each module’s final test to successfully complete the module and be allowed to advance to the next module. You may retake each module’s final test as many times as necessary to achieve a passing score. Once you have passed the module’s test (“Result:” will have a green check mark beside it and under that will be the message “Congratulations, you passed.”) close the module’s window by clicking on the “x” in the upper right corner of the window. That will return you to the course page where you should see a blue check mark in the small box to the right of the module’s topic title (for example check Module 1 Pest Management for the small box). Now go to the next module and click on its title. Click “Enter” on the information page that opens and that will open a new window to begin the next module.
If you wish to go through the entire module again to study the information more closely, simply close the module window, and then click on the module name on the course page. An information page will be displayed where you can see how many attempts you have made and your grade on each attempt. Click on the “Enter” button and a new window will open. There will be a dialogue box asking “Would you like to resume where you left off?” Simply click on the “No” button and you will begin the module from the first slide.
Once you have successfully completed all ten modules, you may select the link at the bottom of the page to print your certificate. Please take this certificate and appropriate photo identification to your County Extension Office to complete your application.