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California Healthy Schools Act Training Effective July 1, 2016

May 17, 2016                     Contact: Bill Balek

Effective July 1, 2016, anyone who may apply a pesticide at a school or child care center in California must take a training course approved by the California Department of Pesticide Registration (DPR) before applying the pesticide. 

The training requirement applies to anyone using a pesticide at a K-12 school or child care center including disinfectants, sanitizers, and weed killers.  School district staff, child care center staff, and any other unlicensed individuals using pesticides at a school or child care center must take a training course each year.  Licensed pesticide applicators must take such a course once during each renewal period.

The training courses are required by the Healthy Schools Act and must include information on integrated pest management and the safe use of pesticides in relation to the unique nature of schools and children’s health.

For more information including access to DPR training courses, please visit: