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

3 Continuing Ed Credits - Ocean County

​​Aquatic Pests and their Prevention

September 12th, 2016   (Thursday) 8:00 AM
(Toms River Elks) 600 Washington Street Toms River, NJ 08753
 

4 Continuing Ed Credits - Ocean County

​Insect, Disease and Weed Problems in Turf

September 13th, 2016 (Tuesday) 7:45 AM - 3:15 PM
(Toms River Elks) 600 Washington Street Toms River, NJ 08753
 

4 Continuing Ed Credits - Morris County

Insect, Disease and Weed Problems in Turf
September 19th, 2016 (Monday) 7:50 AM – 3:15 PM
Randolph Diner 517 New Jersey 10 Randolph, NJ 07869

 

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4 Continuing Ed Credits - Cumberland County

Insect, Disease and Weed Problems in Turf

September 29th, 2016 (Thursday) 9:50 AM – 3:15 PM
(Country Inn Suites Millville) 1125 Village Drive Millville, NJ 08332
 

4 Continuing Ed Credits - Bergen County

Insect, Disease and Weed Problems in Turf

October 4th, 2016 (Tuesday) 7:50 AM – 3:15 PM
(Paramus VFW) 6 Winslow Place Paramus, NJ 07652
 

8 Continuing Ed Credits - Middlesex County

ProFACT Recertification Program

8am - 1pm
Cook Student Center
59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


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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.
 

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.

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