Monday, October 7, 2013

Category 24 Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Applicator Training

A training class for those who want to pass the exam to become a Category 24 Pesticide Applicator will be held at Gwinnett Technical College on November 12, 2013. This is not a re-certification workshop, and no re-certification credits will be offered.

Instructors: Timothy Daly, Gwinnett County Extension Agent; Rolando Orellana, Fulton County
           Extension Agent; Neil Tarver, Cobb County Extension Agent

When: November 12, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
            Registration is from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.; Noon - 1:00 p.m. is set aside for lunch on your own.
Where: Gwinnett Technical College, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043,
           Building 100, Room 401

Fee: $10 fee covers cost of some hands-on material, handouts, and a practice exam. Make check
         payable   to Gwinnett Cooperative Fund (cash or check only). The fee can be paid at the door.
Preregistration is required: Preregister by Friday, November 7, by contacting Tim Daly at
         678-377-4010 or via email to

Recommended books to purchase in advance: It is strongly recommended that attendees purchase
         the books Applying Pesticides Correctly ($15) and Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest 
         Management ($25) through either the Gwinnett County Cooperative Extension Office
         (cash or check only) or through the University of Georgia Office of Communications using
         a credit card by calling (706) 542-2657.

Training: The first part of the class will cover the general standards portion of the exam,
         then the ornamental and turf section will be covered.

Taking the Exam: The Category 24 Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Applicator's exam is offered
        every Monday and Friday at Gwinnett Technical College, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, except
        for holidays. To register for the exam, go to The cost is $45 payable
        at the time of the exam. Checks should be made out to Gwinnett Technical College.