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

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Bergen County

March 31, 2017

Turf IPM and Culture
10 am -12 noon
Bergen County Admin Bldg
1 Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, NJ 07601
To register call 848-932-6373 or email profact@sebs.rutgers.edu
 

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Bergen County

April 5, 2017

Controlled Release Nitrogen:  Understanding What's In The Bag

SiteOne
4-29 Banta Place, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Phone 201-797-6350/ Fax 201-797-4306

Did you take the exam in 2012? This is the final year to get 8 credits

As you know, you have the option to either obtain 8 continuing education credits by the end of the 5 year cycle or take the exam to be re-certified for the next 5 year cycle.


Blackout Dates for Fertilizer Application

Blackout dates for certified or trained fertilizer applicators are December 2nd through February 28th.

 
Blackout dates for nitrogen or phosphorus fertilization of turf by home owners begins November 16th and continues through February 28th.

1 Online Continuing Education Credit Available!

The module is made up of 4 short sections with no more than 4 questions each.   This should take no longer than ½ hour of your time.  
Log on the ProFACT website and then go to the Status Page.
 

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