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Pesticide Safety Train-the-Trainer Workshops

Offered in Santa Maria, Bakersfield, Fresno, Vacaville, Riverside, and Oxnard February 28 through June 13, 2024. English and Spanish sessions available. Select register to view specific dates and locations.

If you have employees who handle or come in contact with pesticides, they are required to be properly trained on an annual basis. This can often be a challenge for employers. We can help. We’re offering a pesticide instructor training course that, upon completion, qualifies participants to train fieldworkers and pesticide handlers.

This Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)-approved Train the Trainer course is free of charge, open to all California employers, and is coming to a location near you. By sending just one of your employees to this workshop, you are opening the door for all of your employees to be properly trained at any time.

Who Should Attend

Farm supervisors, labor contractors, safety managers, or anyone who will be training employees on pesticide safety. Space is limited to 25 participants per course, so choose your location and reserve your spot soon.

About the Course

This full-day, in-person, interactive workshop is offered in English and Spanish, and includes a continental breakfast and lunch, and will cover the following topics:

  • Laws and regulations affecting pesticide handlers including the use of labels and safety data sheets
  • Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for handlers
  • Safe handling and transportation of pesticides
  • Pesticide exposure, and signs and symptoms of illness
  • How to identify directions for emergency medical care and decontamination for the different pesticides
  • Techniques and resources qualifying participants to train others


Certificate of Completion

All participants who successfully complete the course will be qualified to deliver pesticide safety training and will receive a certificate of completion, recognized by DPR.

Our instructors are certified to deliver this training to you in accordance with the California Code of Regulations and this training meets the requirements established by the revised 2018 Worker Protection Standard, which is mandated by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

For additional training topics, see our live and on-demand workplace safety and workers' compensation seminars You can also contact us at (800) 675-2667 or

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The above evaluations and/or recommendations are for general guidance only and should not be relied upon for medical advice or legal compliance purposes. They are based solely on the information provided to us and relate only to those conditions specifically discussed. We do not make any warranty, expressed or implied, that your workplace is safe or healthful or that it complies with all laws, regulations or standards.

State Compensation Insurance Fund is not a branch of the State of California.