Nevada Online Pesticide Safety Course
The site hosting the Online Pesticide Safety Course has recently changed. It is now hosted by eXtension. When you click on the link below, right click and choose “Open Link in New Tab.” You will then be able to move between this webpage with instructions and the eXtension webpages.
The link for eXtension is https://campus.extension.org/ - it will take you to the page below.
Click on the “Log In” button top right of the page to create a new account (red circle) and it will take you to the page below.
If you have an existing account and password, enter it in the log in boxes on the left hand side of this page.
If it is your first time at the site, you will need to click on the “create new account” button (red circle). Fill in the required information on the New account form (shown below) and then click on the “Create my new account.”
eXtension will send you an email with log in instructions. Go back to the home page, https://campus.extension.org and click on the log in button again. The same log in page will show up. This time enter your new username and password.
The following page will come up. Click on Pest Management (red circle)
Then, the following menu will come up; click on Nevada (red circle).
When you click on “Nevada, the following courses are shown:
Choose the Nevada Certified Applicator Pesticide Safety Course.
The course consists of all the chapters of the Nevada Pesticide Applicator’s Certification workbook and the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual. These are all in pdf format and available to download or read at this site.
In Nevada, all certified applicators must pass a General Exam and at least one Category Exam. This site provides a PRACTICE General Exam and 4 of the most common PRACTICE Category Exams.
The practice General Exam consists of 50 randomly selected multiple choice or true/false questions that cover general pesticide safety knowledge. Prior to taking the practice General Exam, study Chapters 1-6 in this online course or read these chapters located under the Nevada Pesticide Applicator's Certification Workbook tab on this website or read these chapters in the Nevada Pesticide Applicator's Certification Workbook. A passing grade on this exam is 60%, or 30 correct answers. You may take this exam as many times as you would like. Each time, the exam will randomly choose 50 questions from a 100+ question bank. The PRACTICE General Exam is Chapter7 in this course. You can navigate directly to it using the chapter links in the left hand column of the course, as shown below.
Click on the exam link and the page above will come up. Click on “Attempt quiz now” button. Below is the first question shown of a quiz attempt.
Five practice Category Exams have also been developed for the most popular categories:
- Category 1A: Agricultural Pest Control - Plants
- Category 3: Ornamental and Turf Pest Control
- Category 5: Aquatic Pest Control
- Category 6: Right-of-way Pest Control
- Category 11: Nursery and Greenhouse Pest Control
The five PRACTICE category exams are housed in their respective category chapters. Again, you can navigate directly to them using the left hand column chapter links. Click on the chapter and a menu of what is available in that chapter will appear. Click on the PRACTICE exam for that chapter and you will be taken directly to the quiz. The practice Category Exams are 20 randomly selected multiple choice or true/false questions. Before attempting a practice Category Exam, read that category's chapter in the Nevada Pesticide Applicator's Certification Workbook. A passing grade on a practice Category Exam is 60%, or 12 out of 20 questions correct. You may take the practice Category Exams as many times as you would like. Each time, the exam will randomly choose 20 questions from a 40+ question bank.
For example, when you click on Category 1A: Agricultural Pest Control – Plants, the following comes up:
Click on the exam link and the page below will come up. Click on “Attempt quiz now” button.
The Nevada Pesticide Applicator's Certification Workbook and the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual can be purchased as a set for $15 at your University of Nevada Cooperative Extension office. Check the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension website for contact information for the office nearest you. You can also download both manuals at no cost from www.nevadapesticideeducation.info.