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​  (does not work with Internet Explorer)
  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

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Burlington County

October 25, 2018
2018 NJNLA Landscape Conference
9:00am - 4:00pm
Rutgers EcoComplex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd.
Bordentown, NJ 08505

1 Continuing Ed Credit - Monmouth County

October 25, 2018
SFMANJ Fall Field Day 
Manahasset Creek Park
536 Long Branch Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Middlesex County

October 26, 2018
Pesticide Calibration
9:00am - 1:00pm
Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Atlantic County

November 5, 2018
ProFACT Seminar
Atlantic County Utilities Authority Building
6700 Delilah Rd.
Egg Harbor, NJ 
To register contact:

4 Continuing Ed Credits - Cumberland County

November 15, 2018
Protecting Water Quality with Good Turf Fertilizer Practices
9 am - 11 am
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County
291 Morton Ave.
Millville, NJ 08332
To register:   Brandi Williams 856-451-2800 ext. 1

4 Continuing Ed Credits - Gloucester County

November 16, 2018
Protecting Water Quality with Good Turf Fertilizer Practices
10 am - 12 noon
Peach County Tractor
1463 N Tuckahoe Rd.
Williamstown, NJ 08094
To register:   Stephanie Smith 856-589-3953 ext. 1

3 Continuing Ed Credits - Atlantic County

December 6, 2018

ProFACT Training and Exam
1:00 - 3:30pm
Borgata Hotel & Casino
One Borgata Way
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

8 Continuing Ed Credits - Somerset County

December 12, 2018
NJ Fertilizer Recertification Program
8:00am - 1pm
Rutgers Continuing Education at The Atrium - Oak North 114
300 Atrium Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873

4 Continuing Ed Credits - Somerset County

December 11, 12 & 13, 2018        
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
8:30am - 4pm
The Atrium - Room 120 SEQ
300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873

1 Continuing Ed Credit - Middlesex County

December 19, 2018
Basics of Turfgrass Management
9:00am - 3:30pm
Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08902