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

1 Continuing Ed Credit - Somerset County

August 22, 2017
Basics of Fertilization and Weed Control Management
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Central Jersey Nurseries
18 Hamilton Rd.
Hillsborough, NJ

 

 

 


4 Continuing Ed Credits - Morris County

September 18, 2017

Turf- Standard & Alternative Insect, Disease & Weed Control Methods
7:50am - 3:15pm
The Randolph Diner
517 Route 10
Randolph, NJ

4 Credits - Cumberland County

September 20, 2017

Turf- Standard & Alternative Insect, Disease & Weed Control Methods
7:50am - 3:15pm
Country Inn Suites
1125 Village Dr.
Millville, NJ

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Salem County

October 4, 2017
Synatek Seminar Recertification Course
9:00 am - 2:00pm
Dobson Turf Management
222 Harding Hwy
Upper Pittsgrove Twp, NJ 08318
Register:  mreed@synateksolutions.com, 973-459-1369
 

 


6 Continuing Ed Credits - Monmouth County

​​​October 11, 2017

SiteOne University
Sheraton
6 Industrial Way E.
Eatontown, NJ
Register:  lfreedman@siteone.com  732-764-7290
 

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Middlesex County

October 13, 2017
Pesticide Calibration
8:30am - 1:00pm
Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way
New Brunswick, NJ

4 Continuing Ed Credits - Ocean County

October 17, 2017
Turf- Standard & Alternative Insect, Disease & Weed Control Methods
7:50am - 3:15pm
Toms River Elks
600 Washington St.
Toms River, NJ


4 Credits - Cumberland County

​November 1, 2017

Protecting Water Quality with Good Turf Fertilizer Practices
9:00am – 11:00 am
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County
291 Morton Ave.
Millville, NJ
Register:  Steph@peachcountrytractor.com, 856-589-3953 Ext 1
 

 


4 Continuing Ed Credits - Gloucester County

November 9, 2017
Protecting Water Quality with Good Turf Fertilizer Practices
10:00am – 12:00 pm
Peach Country Tractor
1463 N. Tuckahoe Rd.
Williamstown, NJ
Register:  Steph@peachcountrytractor.com,   856-589-3953 Ext 1
 

8 Continuing Ed Credits - Middlesex County

December 14, 2017
NJ Fertilizer Recertification Program
8:00am - 1:00pm
Cook Student Center
59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Register

 


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