Minnesota Private, Commercial, Non-commercial & Structural Pesticide Applicators (SPCA)
Check to see you have the msot current manuals for each category exam. Exams are based on the current manual. Using an out of date manual may affect your ability to pass the exam.
Recent new manuals:
- Category J: Natural Areas, Forestry and Rights-of-Way - 2nd Edition November 2016 - start sale November 14, 2016
- Category P: Vertebrate Pests - 2nd Edition November 2016 - start sale November 14, 2016
- Category C: Agricultural Field Crops - March 2016 edition - start sale June 1, 2016
- Category F: Aquatics - 1st Edition, March 2016 - start sale June 1, 2016
- Category A: Core - National Pesticide Applicator Core Manual, 2nd Edition, 2014 - start sale in MN 2015.
- Category E: Turf and Ornamentals - 4th Edition, June 2014
- Stored Grain and Fumigation - January 2013 (commercial, noncommercial, structural and private applicators)
- Soil Fumigation - December 2012 (commercial, noncommercial and private applicators)
- Category A: Core Minnesota Supplement (commercial, noncommercial and structural) - December 2012
- Private Pesticide Applicator Safety Education Manual - 19th Edition, January 2012
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The Category A: Core exam is based on 2 manuals:
- (A-1) The National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual - new edition Fall 2014
- (A-2) Minnesota Supplement - 2nd Edition green cover December 2012
Private Pesticide Applicator Safety Education Manual - 19th Edition, January 2012
- For Private Pesticide Applicator Certification (farmers and other commodity producers).
- Available for:
- Check here more information about Private Pesticide Applicator Certification.
- For changes starting January 1, 2013 to Private fumigation endorsements (soil and stored grain) see the Fumigation web page.
- For Private Soil Fumigation Endorsement purchase the new Soil Fumigation manual from the U of MN Bookstore (Category O).
- For the Private Stored Grain and Fumigation Endorsement purchase the new Stored Grain and Fumigation Manual (Category N) from the U of MN Bookstore.
Note: The Category A: Core exam is based on two manuals:
- Category A: National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual, 2nd Edition, published 2014, adopted by Minnesota February, 2015.
- Category A: Minnesota Supplement,2nd Edt ion, December 2012 (green cover)
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- Download a printable order form (436 K PDF) for fax (612-301-3990), mail or phone (612-301-3989) orders (all manuals except SPCA Master).
- Order Online - with credit card (all manuals except SPCA Master)
- Click here for ordering SPCA Master Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations (7th Edition) from Purdue University.
Manuals are generally not available for 'walk in' purchase at U of MN campus bookstores.