The Pesticide Safety Education Program is working to keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 crisis.
All PSEP programming is being provided virtually or has been postponed. While our office is closed, the entire team is available via email.

Pesticide Safety Education Program

Oregon's Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) aims to provide high quality, educational offerings in-person and through education materials related to pesticides. We offer WPS and recertification courses, as well as information and resources about pre-license certification.

Coronavirus: What you should know
For the latest updates on COVID-19, please see information from the CDC and Oregon Health Authority. 

Lo que necesita saber sobre la enfermedad del coronavirus
Para obtener la informacíon mas reciente sobre el virus COVID-19, consulte la información de los Centros para el Control y la Prevencíon de Enfermedades CDC y la Autoridad de Salud de Oregón (Oregon Health Authority).


CDC COVID-19 Updates     Oregon Health Authority

What trainings do I need?

Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

The WPS is designed to protect and inform agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. It applies to workers and handlers in farms, production forestry, cannabis production, and nursery / greenhouse operations.

You can find definitions, register for training, access training videos and more at Worker Protection Standard.

Pesticide Licensing and Certification

Pre-License Certification

If you plan to apply pesticides in an area other than your private property or use restricted-use pesticides, you may be required to get certified and licensed in the state of Oregon. You can find information on licenses, see a list of resources from the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), and read about a new PSEP program currently under development at Pre-License/Certification.


For those who hold a pesticide license, you are required to get continuing education credits to maintain it. PSEP offers core classes in Agriculture, Forestry, Ornamental / Turf and more, throughout Oregon. We offer over a dozen in-person courses and online courses to fit a variety of needs. Most of our course provide credits to other nearby states. You can find more information on our online course and upcoming events at Recertification.

PSEP Events Agenda

Contact Us
Need to send a check or offline registration form to attend a recertification course?

Complete the offline registration form and make your check payable to OSU-PSEP with the name of the course in the check memo. Mail your form and payment to:

Pesticide Safety Education Program
Oregon State University
310 Weniger Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

For general inquiries:

   (541) 737-5958

   Our Team