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									                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


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                                                                                          opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
                                                                             

								
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