GCAPP Certification Class
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This is a unique opportunity to attend a live lecture and presentation leading to GCAPP test and certification. Georgia Competent Applicator of Pesticide Program (GCAPP) is a voluntary training program for pesticide applicators who work for a landscape business, but are not themselves required to have a license. Individuals who intend to use pesticides requiring certification may attend, as well as anyone who desires to gain knowledge that will help them apply pesticides in ways that won’t harm themselves or those around them.
The GCAPP program is available at county extension offices throughout the state; however, Milton D. (Mickey) Taylor, PhD (Pesticide Safety Education and Research, UGA) will be presenting the materials himself at the TreeHouse. Participants will have the opportunity to take the certification test while attending this session. Grading and certification will be provided by Dr. Taylor.
The session requires 4 hours, including lecture and test time. Participants will take a 37-question test. Twenty-six correct answers results in the student being awarded a GCAPP certificate that is good for five years.
*Trees Atlanta advocates for integrated pest management when pesticides may be used. Other methods to control pest infestation may be preferable and should be considered when evaluating options.