Navigating the PaPlants Web Site The information on the Certification Exam Schedule, the Recertification Meeting Finder, and Recertification Credit Information web pages previously found on the Penn State Pesticide Education Program’s web site have been moved to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s web site. The PaPlants Bureau of Plant Industry home page is https://www.paplants.state.pa.us. https://www.paplants.state.pa.us NOTE: The PaPlants web site is a work in progress. Many changes have been made in just the past month due to user feedback. This document will be updated as changes are made. Information on the PaPlants Home Page The pesticide information on this web site can be found by highlighting “Pesticide Programs” in the list on the left. If you are looking for recertification meetings, click on “Recertification Course Locator.” In addition to searching by region and category, you can also search by meeting type, county, and a range of dates. If you are looking for exam schedules, click on “Certification Exam Locations.” In addition to searching by region, you can also search by county, specific location, and for a range of dates. If you are looking for recertification credit status, click on the “Applicator Credit/Business Information.” You will need to enter your “Certification ID” and “Last Name.” Under the “Applicator Information” heading, you can find your certification ID, expiration date, and certification type. In the “Applicator Categories” section you can see the categories you have and the number of credits needed by when. Finally, under the “Business Information” heading, you can find your business name and address, categories certified in, BU Number (for commercial applicators), insurance validation, and the business license expiration. Helpful Tip: • If you want to return to a previous page, you must click on the “Back” button on the web page; do not use the browser’s back arrow, as nothing will happen. Registering on the PaPlants Web Site If you register on the PaPlants web site, you can access more information about your certification, such as the specific recertification meetings you attended with the number of credits received. You will also have access to all payment information, among other things. To register on the PaPlants web site, you need a “PaPlants ID” and “PIN ID.” These numbers will be included on all future PDA correspondence relative to your pesticide certification. To get these numbers now, contact your Regional PDA Office (see back for contact information). Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Regional Office Information Region Phone Counties (*County in which the regional office is located.) I 814-332-6890 Clarion, Crawford*, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Mercer, Venango, and Warren Cameron, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming*, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, II 570-433-2640 and Union Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, and III 570-836-2181 Wyoming* Allegheny*, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and IV 724-443-1585 Westmoreland V 814-946-7315 Bedford, Blair*, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Fulton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Somerset VI 717-346-3223 Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin*, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery*, Northampton, Philadelphia, and VII 610-489-1003 Schuylkill Once you have your “PaPlants ID” and “PIN ID,” go to https://www.paplants.state.pa.us. Click on “Logon/Register to View your Account,” then “Register,” and complete the form that appears which requires the “PaPlants ID” and “PIN ID.” The next line is “New User Name,” which you create and should only be one word. The other information requested is your email address, first and last name, and phone number. Then you will create a password. Now, click the “Save” button, which takes you back to the “Log In” page. From now on, you will only need to enter your “User Name” and “Password” you just created. Finally, click on “Login.” Now you will see several options across the top of the page from which to choose, including “Program” (links to recertification meetings, exam schedules, etc.), “Reset Password,” and “Logout.” Click on “Account Summary” and look in the “Pesticide Applicator Certification” section near the bottom. To get more detailed information, click on the number under the “Cert ID” column that corresponds with the “Applicator Type” for which you are trying to find additional information. On this page, the following information will be found: • Pesticide Applicator Certification section details current certification status, including when the certification was originally issued and when it expires. • Employer section (this appears for public and commercial applicators only) indicates business license, insurance expiration, and other applicable employer information. • Address section (this appears for private applicators only) shows applicator mailing address. • Exams section provides recertification credit information, including credits acquired, credits required, credits still needed, and the date by which credits must be accumulated. Also, under the “Find Meeting” column, you can click on “Meetings for Category XX” and you will be directed to the “Pesticide Recertification Course Locator” page. • Meetings Attended section lists all the recertification meetings attended (since March 2007) and number of credits earned at each meeting (for the current 3-year cycle). • Payments section documents any payments made relative to your pesticide certification. Date: May 14, 2007 Pesticide Education Program Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
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