ROCHESTER – A free, five-evening pre-license pesticide applicator training course taught in Spanish will be 6-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, March 28-April 1, at Rochester High School.
 
Those who pass an exam at the end of training will qualify for a private pesticide applicator license. Those who take the exam will pay a $33 license application fee at the time of the testing. Those who elect not to take the exam will receive a pesticide handler training verification card.
 
Previously licensed pesticide applicators can earn recertification credits by attending the free March 28 or 29 class.
 
While it’s not required, a Spanish language manual that covers information presented in the training can be ordered through the WSU Publications office. Call toll free 1-800-723-1763 and request publication Misc0126S, “Manual para Aplicadores Privados de Pesticidas.” The cost is $16.50 plus tax and shipping.
 
Washington State University Extension is offering the course in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Agriculture. For more information or to register, please contact Don Tapio, WSU Grays Harbor County Extension, at 360-482-2934 or tapiod@wsu.edu.