(1) As provided in ORS
634.142, competence of a private
applicator in the use or handling of pesticides shall be determined on the
basis of a written examination and evidenced by the issuance of a
(2) A private
applicator certificate shall be valid for a period of up to five calendar years
from its issuance and expire on December 31 of the fifth year.
(3) An applicant for a private applicator's
initial certificate or for a private applicator's renewal shall be required to
successfully complete the written examination then in use for certification of
private applicators. Successful completion of the written examination shall
consist of correctly responding to at least 70 percent of the questions
contained in the examination.
In lieu of the written re-examination requirement of section (3) of this rule,
an applicant for renewal of a private applicator certificate may attend
pesticide training sessions approved by the Department, totaling 16 hours of
Department approved pesticide use related instruction, during the period
preceding the expiration of his/her certificate as follows:
(a) An individual shall be required to attend
the core pesticide training session and accumulate twelve additional units of
Department approved pesticide training;
(b) Not more than eight units of Department
approved pesticide training may be accumulated for recertification during a
single 12-month period (January-December);
(c) Credit for attending core pesticide
training can only be obtained twice during the five year certification period.
The second core pesticide training session attended will be credited toward the
twelve additional units of Department approved pesticide training required for
The core pesticide training required by section (4) of this rule shall consist
of a total of at least 4 units of instruction (50-60 minutes of instruction per
unit) on any one or more of the following topics:
(a) Principles of Integrated Pest Management
as defined in ORS 634.650;
(b) Label Comprehension;
(c) Calibration (math and
(d) Methods to minimize
pesticide drift and off-target deposition of pesticides, including nozzle
selection, product formulation, product volatility, buffers and barriers,
adjuvants, precision application technology, and environmental conditions
(wind, inversion, temperature, etc.);
(e) Pest resistance prevention;
(f) Laws (environmental, endangered species,
ground and surface water protection, worker protection standards (WPS),
pesticide and pesticide container disposal); and
(g) Personal Safety (including personal
protective equipment (PPE)).
The submission of pesticide training
sessions to the Department for approval, assignment of approved units of
instruction and conditions relating thereto shall be done in accord with OAR
(7) The Department
shall make available to each holder of a private applicator certificate of the
expiration date of his/her certificate, of his/her attendance of core training,
and of the number of units of additional Department approved pesticide training
accumulated toward renewal of the certificate.
The requirement for re-examination as
specified in section (3) of this rule and the alternate procedure of attending
Department approved pesticide training as specified in section (4) of this rule
shall be waived if the applicant for a private applicators certificate renewal
is a pesticide applicator or consultant. Said waiver shall be in effect only
for the period the applicant is a pesticide applicator or consultant. Such
waiver shall not affect the requirement for re-examination or the alternate
procedure of OAR 603-057-0150
for pesticide applicators or consultants
specified elsewhere in these administrative rules.
(9) The fee for a private applicator
certificate shall be $25.
Or. Admin. R.
AD 7-1977, f. & ef.
4-5-77; AD 8-1988, f. 8-30-88, cert. ef. 10-1-88; AD 8-1993, f. 6-8-93, cert.
ef. 8-1-93; AD 8-1996, f. 7-12-96, cert. ef. 8-9-96; DOA 21-2012, f. &
cert. ef. 7-10-12
Stat. Auth.: ORS
561.190 & 634
Stats. Implemented: ORS