§ 128.63. Recertification.

 (a)  At intervals of 3 years, a private applicator shall have accumulated credits as a result of having received update training approved by the Department in technology relating to the proper and safe use of pesticides to continue as a permitted private pesticide applicator. Training will be divided into core and category specific areas as specified in §  128.45(a) (relating to recertification).

   (1)  Core.

     (i)   Safety and health.

     (ii)   Labeling and label comprehension.

     (iii)   Environmental protection.

     (iv)   Equipment use, calibration and dosage calculations.

     (v)   Protective clothing and respirator equipment.

     (vi)   Cleaning and maintaining equipment.

     (vii)   Transportation, storage, security and disposal.

     (viii)   Applicable State and Federal laws.

   (2)  Category specific.

     (i)   Identification of pests.

     (ii)   Appropriate control measures.

     (iii)   Integrated pest management.

 (b)  Recertification credits will be given on the basis of attendance at meetings or other appropriate training approved by the Department. Training will be evaluated by the Department and assigned credits. A person is required to meet the credit requirements in the Pennsylvania State Plan for Certification of Pesticide Applicators. This plan has been filed with and approved by the EPA under FIFRA. Records of training will be maintained by the Department and a yearly statement will be sent to each private applicator describing credits obtained and credits due to meet recertification standards. Training will be approved as described under §  128.45(c).

 (c)  If a private applicator fails to renew his permit by the date of expiration, renewal requires the following:

   (1)  Completion of due recertification credits as described in subsections (a) and (b).

   (2)  Completion of the examination requirements as described in § §  128.3, 128.61 and 128.62 (relating to fees; determination of competence; and eligibility) by the applicator if the due recertification credits are not completed within 1 year from the expiration date of the permit or the permit is expired for more than 1 year for any reason.

 (d)  Falsification by a pesticide business or other course sponsor of information required under this subsection may result in a warning, fine and suspension or the withdrawal of course approvals as set forth in §  128.45 and this section.

 (e)  A person may not falsify his attendance or that of another person’s attendance at a recertification meeting. Falsification of attendance at a recertification course by a person may result in a warning, fine or suspension or revocation of the applicator’s certification and require recertification as required under §  128.61.


   The provisions of this §  128.63 amended under section 7(b)(2) of the Pennsylvania Pesticide Control Act of 1973 (3 P. S. §  111.27(b)(2)).


   The provisions of this §  128.63 amended December 10, 2010, effective December 11, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 7044. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (305263).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  128.64 (relating to fumigation by a private applicator).

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