Pesticide license or GCSAA IPM Exam


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The pesticide license requirement demonstrates a commitment to environmental stewardship. While not every golf course superintendent applies chemicals, it was agreed that all Class A members should have a basic understanding of the concepts related to this competency.

You can fulfill this requirement in one of two ways:

  1. You can provide of possessing a valid state/country pesticide license/certification.
  2. Successfully complete the GCSAA IPM exam.

Provide your state pesticide license information

With this option, you simply provide GCSAA with your current license number, date of expiration and the state, province or country that issued the license.

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Take the IPM Exam

This exam will test on the basic principles of safe pesticide storage, disposal and application. The online exam and its study materials are available free online. The exam may be ordered online or by calling 800-472-7878.

After you enroll, you will have access to the study guide right away. You can print this material or view it online. The exam is 100 true/false and multiple-choice questions. It is divided into two sections of equal length that you can complete independently.

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