Professional Fertilizer Applicator ​Certification and Training 

Welcome to the Professional Fertilizer Applicator Certification and Training (ProFACT) website!

On January 5, 2011 the state of New Jersey enacted New Jersey Act P.L. 2010, c. 112 (C.58:10A-64), which establishes standards for fertilizer applications to turf, requires certification of professional fertilizer applicators, and regulates labeling and sale of specialty fertilizers for turf.

ProFACT provides online training and testing for professional fertilizer applicators seeking to become either certified or trained. The training and testing materials were developed by the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in consultation with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and other stakeholders.

Anyone interested in fertilizers used for turf is welcome to view the training material (no fee required). Simply click on the Table of Contents tab above to start viewing the training material. If you want to view the training material and receive credit for online certification training, please follow the instructions to the right under Quick Start Guide to Certification.​​​​

Quick Star​t Guide to Certification

  1. ​Read the instructions
  2. Register for an account​
  3. Login to record your progress (DONE)
  4. Read all the training material
  5. Take the test

Registered Applicators can view their progress and certification status on the status page.

Breaking News

4 Continuing Ed Credits - Feb 1,2,3,8,9

Organic Land Care Certificate     

8:00am - 5:00pm
County College of Morris
Landscape and Horticultural Technology Building, Room 110
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ 07869

3 Continuing Ed Credits - February 11

Insect, Disease and Weed Control In Turf 
9:50 AM 
Country Inn Suites Millville
1125 Village Drive Millville, NJ

Training & Exam in Spanish - February 18

(Training & Exam in English also available)
Cooperative Extension of Ocean County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Auditorium
1623 Whitesville Rd .Toms River, NJ 08755-1199
1:00 - 4:30 pm
Registration: 848-932-6373
 


3 Continuing Ed Credits - February 23

R&P Turf and Ornamental Seminar

7:30am – 4:15pm
Battleground Country Club
40 Millhurst Rd. (Rt. 527) Manalapan, NJ
To register call (732) 446-6363

 


1 Continuing Ed Credit - February 23

Earthwise Lawn Care
9:00am - 12:00 noon
Cooperative Extension of Burlington County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
2 Academy Drive
Westampton, NJ 08060-3826
To register:  609-265-5050 or email mcdonald@njaes.rutgers.edu


2 Continuing Ed Credits - February 24

Nutrient Managment in Turf
11am -12-pm
Environmental Concerns Regarding Fertilizer & Water

1:30pm - 2:30pm
NJ Plants - Professional Nursery and Landscape Tradeshow
NJ Convention Center - 97 Sunfield Ave.  Edison, NJ


2 Continuing Ed Credits - February 25

How Fertilizers Work
11am -12-pm

NJ Plants - Professional Nursery and Landscape Tradeshow
NJ Convention Center - 97 Sunfield Ave.  Edison, NJ
 

Training and Exam in Spanish - March 1

NJ Landscape Trade Show & Conference

ProFACT Training and Exam (Spanish and English)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meadowlands Exposition Center - Secaucus, NJ

3 Continuing Ed Credits - March 8

Fertilizer/Pesticide Math
9:00am - 12:00 noon
Cooperative Extension of Burlington County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
2 Academy Drive
Westampton, NJ 08060-3826
To register:  609-265-5050 or email mcdonald@njaes.rutgers.edu


3 Continuing Ed Credits - March 9

Insect, Disease and Weed Control Methods in Turf

7:45 AM
(Toms River Elks) 600 Washington Street Toms River, NJ

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