2017 AAPSE Workshop location is Fargo, ND - July 23-26. More news will follow as this firms up or changes.



October 24-26, 2016 - Massachusetts

This year’s Northeast Regional Certification and Training Meeting will held on October 24th, 25th, and 26th in Massachusetts. For more information and to register, please visit the website at:


August 9-11, 2016 - Kansas

The 2016 North Central Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training meeting will be held August 9-11, 2016 in Manhattan, KS. A tour is being planned for August 8, 2016. More information to follow. Registration for the event is now ready, so you can go register at: .

OTHER MEETINGS of Interest to AAPSE Members


Please join us August 22rd –26th, 2016 for the 60th annual meeting of the Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials at La Fonda on the Plaza in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. The 2016 program promises attendees a valuable opportunity to attend and participate in presentations and sessions focused on some of today’s most timely and important structural pest management and urban pesticide issues affecting regulators and members of the pest management industry.


August 22 – 26, 2016


La Fonda on the Plaza
100 E San Francisco St,
Santa Fe, NM

For more information about this year’s conference along with a link to conference registration and hotel reservations, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Doug Edwards, ASPCRO at

See you in the Land of Enchantment!

PAST MEETINGS (see history for others)


September 7-9, 2016 - Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia

The 2016 AAPSE National Workshop will be held at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center during the week of September 6-9. The agenda is provided below. The event will be hosted locally by Virginia Tech and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

  • Sept. 6 - Travel day
  • Sept. 7 - Tour day (Roanoke/Blacksburg vicinity); (Evening) reception
  • Sept. 8 - (AM) Meet jointly with Virginia Tech's annual train-the-trainer event (Virginia Pesticide Safety Educators Workshop); (PM) AAPSE Workshops; (Evening) AAPSE Awards Dinner
  • Sept. 9 - (AM) AAPSE business meeting; (PM) travel



 2015 PACT Workshop - August 4-6, 2015 - Philadelphia

Penn State University, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Research Foundation, and EPA invite you to the 2015 Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Workshop.  The meeting will take place August 4-6, with an optional tour on August 3.  The 2015 PACT Workshop will be held at the Doubletree Philadelphia Center City in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


This meeting is a great chance to network with colleagues from across the country, such as state regulators, extension educators and administrators, federal regulators, and others.  It offers the opportunity to learn about developments in certification and recertification programs, such as:

  • Manual and exam development
  • Engaging training techniques
  • Using case studies in certification and recertification programs
  • Exam administration issues (e.g., security, on-line testing options)
  • Proposed updates to federal regulations
  • Opportunities for regional and national collaboration
  • New technologies for pesticide application, testing, and training

AAPSE will hold two meetings on Sunday, August 2 in conjuction with PACT 2015:

  • 3:00 to 5:00 pm - AAPSE Board of Directors meeting
  • 6:00 to 7:00 pm - AAPSE General Business meeting


Dates to Remember:


Visit the website for information about the pest control tours, agenda, hotel, registration, and more.


Link up with other participants and get updates about the interesting, relevant exhibitors that will participating through the 2015 PACT Facebook page!


Hope to see you in Philadelphia this summer!


Michelle Arling

Office of Pesticide Programs (S-11213)

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW MC 7506P

Washington DC  20460



 PSEP Business Planning Tool Hands-On Workshop

A workshop on developing a business plan and how to use the new PSEPbizPlan tool will be held on Wednesday, June 3 from 8:00 am - Noon in conjunction with the Southern Region AAPSE Conference in Lexington, KY. The workshop will be conducted by representatives from the University of Minnesota's Center of Farm Financial Management. Thanks to support from PSEP-IMI, there is no regisrtation fee for those attending the half-day workshop itself.


Registration includes a light breakfast and midmorning snack. Register for the PSEP Business Plan workshop via the Southern Region AAPSE Conference meeting page:


 To get the most out of the workshop, try out PSEPbizPlan before attending by going to


Register to gain access to the site using this case sensitive code: PSEPPlan2015


Please bring a laptop or tablet (preferred, but will also work on smart phones) for this hands-on workshop.


For more information, contact:

Dean Herzfeld, Pesticide Safety & Environmental Education

University of Minnesota Extension


Tel: 612-624-3477


National Manual Development Workshop - May 12-14, 2015 – Nebraska

People in Pesticide Safety Education Programs and State Lead Agencies are invited to the first National Manual Development Workshop, to be held in Nebraska City, Nebraska. A committee of colleagues planned and is hosting the workshop to bring together people who want to learn from each other and 

from experts. This workshop will provide PSEP and SLA personnel a framework and tools to increase 

efficiency and cost-effectiveness when selecting or developing high quality pesticide safety manuals. 

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Create learner-oriented materials to meet the needs of applicators and agencies

  • Identify project management issues around creating educational manuals

  • Predict and explore the future of pesticide safety and educational manual development

  • Participate in creating a Community of Practice to extend workshop interaction, support, 

    collaboration, and resources in an ongoing, virtual manual development community 

The workshop will be held at the beautiful Lied Lodge and Conference Center in Nebraska City, NE.

Thanks to PSEP IMI and AAPSE grant funds, registration is free. Participants will be responsible for travel 

and lodging. 

Visit for all the workshop’s details, to register, make hotel 

reservations, and more. If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Cindy Folck, The Ohio State University,

  • Erin Bauer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,

  • Shannah Whithaus, University of California-Davis, or

  • Dean Herzfeld, University of Minnesota


AAPSE National Workshop

Date: September 18-19, 2014
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Hotel (Meeting Site) Information: Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, Harrisburg, PA,


If calling the hotel, the room block is listed under "Penn State University." The contact information is located on the hotel website.

Near: Interstate 283 North at Swatara Exit (#2)
Sponsored by: AAPSE, Penn State University, NE PSEP Coordinators

*In conjuction with NE PSEP Workshop - see details below under regional meetings.

Registration will be free to AAPSE members, however you will need to fill out a registration form (see above).

The registration fee for inactive or non-AAPSE members is the cost of membership. Please join AAPSE ($50/year) prior to attending the meeting registration deadline (listed above).

Organizing Team: Barry Brennan, Betsy Buffington, Sharon Gripp, Dean Herzfeld, Drew Martin, Don Renchie, Andrew Thostenson, Mike Weaver

Feasibility Team: Ron Gardner, Cindy Fults, Kim Pope, Kaci Buhl, Betsy Buffington, Dean Herzfeld, Mike Weaver

Regional Meetings

North East Region Certification & Training Workshop

Date: September 15-17, 2014
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Hotel/Meeting SiteSheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, Harrisburg, PA
Near: Interstate 283 North at Swatara Exit (#2)
Sponsored by: Penn State University
Contact: Sharon Gripp and Kerry Richards

If you are interested in attending the Northeast PACT Workshop, register here.

Past Regional Meetings

North Central Region Certification & Training Workshop

Date: August 18-21, 2014
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Registration Website
Meeting siteThe Westin Indianapolis, 50 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Sponsored by: Purdue Pesticides Programs
Contact: Fred Whitford and Drew Martin 

Southern Region Certification & Training Workshop

Date: June 3-4, 2014
Location: New Orleans, LA
Registration Website
Meeting siteMasion Dupuy Hotel 
Sponsored by: LSU PSEP Program
Contact: Kim Pope 
Southern Region PSEP Coordinators website 

Western Region Certification & Training Workshop

Date: May 6-8, 2014
Location: Seattle, WA
Meeting siteSeattle Hilton Downtown 1301 6th Avenue
Sponsored by: Washington State University PSEP
Contact: For assistance with registration, contact or 208-335-2830, Tami, Wendy Sue, or Carol.

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