New Web-based WPS Train the Trainer Course Now Available

September 26, 2018 11:04 AM
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WPS train the trainer imageA web-based national Worker Protection Standard (WPS) course to qualify trainers to train both workers and handlers is now available from the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC). The course, available at http://pesticideresources.org/wps/ttt/course/index.html, provides the necessary information and procedures to provide effective training about pesticide safety topics. A course fee of $35 covers the cost of the hosting, course maintenance, and certification management.

Iowa State University is working with PERC to transition to the new course. The ISU WPS Train-the-Trainer online course will no longer be available after October 15, 2018. Anyone who has previously completed the ISU online course does not need to complete the new PERC course unless they want to be qualified to train pesticide handlers in addition to workers. 

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Elizabeth Buffington Extension Program Specialist III

Betsy Buffington is an extension program specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She is part of the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP), conducts pesticide applicator training focusing on seed treatment and fumigation, and develops resource materials for ...