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

ProFACT Training and Exam in English & Spanish - Ocean County

February 22, 2019
ProFACT Training 1pm - 3pm (3 credits)
ProFACT Exam 3pm - 5pm 
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County
1623 Whitesville Road
Toms River, NJ 08755
To register: profact@aesop.rutgers.edu /848-932-6373




3 Continuing Ed Credits - Middlesex County

February 25, 2019

Organic Turfgrass Management
8:30am - 3:15pm
Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

ProFACT Training & Exam in Spanish

February 26, 2019
ProFACT Training & Exam in Spanish 
9 - 12 noon
Meadowlands Exposition Center
Secaucus, NJ


ProFACT Training & Exam in English

February 26, 2019
ProFACT Training & Exam
1 - 4pm
Meadowlands Exposition Center
Secaucus, NJ

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Atlantic County

March 1, 2019
ProFACT Training
10:30 am - 11:30am
Aquarius Supply Open House
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ
To register:  610-277-9764/andrewy@aquariussupply.com



5 Continuing Ed Credits - Morris County

March 4, 2019
Turf-Standard & Alternative Insect, Disease, Weed Control Methods
8am- 3pm
Randolph Diner
517 Route 10
Randolph, NJ 07869


5 Continuing Ed Credits - Atlantic County

March 7, 2019
Turf-Standard & Alternative Insect, Disease, Weed Control Methods
8am- 3pm
Econo Lodge of Hammonton
308 S White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Monmouth County

March 20, 2019
Central Jersey Turf and Ornamental Institute
8am - 3:15 pm
Battleground Country Club
Manalapan, NJ

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Bergen County

March 20, 2019
The Benefits of Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers and Organic Matter
2 - 3pm
SiteOne
4-29 Banta Place
Fairlawn, NJ
To register: 201-797-6350


5 Continuing Ed Credits - Ocean County

May 2, 2019
Turf-Standard & Alternative Insect, Disease, Weed Control Methods
8am- 3pm
Toms River Elks
600 Washington St.
Toms River, NJ 08753


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