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 - Monmouth County

February 23, 2017
Reed & Perrine's 2017 Turf & Ornamental Seminar
7:30am - 4:00 pm
Battleground Country Club
50 Milhurst Rd. (Rt. 527)
Manalapan, NJ
To register call (732) 446-6363

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Middlesex County

February 24, 2017

Natural & Integrated Pest Mgmt Strategies for Sports Turf

2 credits
8am - 12:30 pm
Former Agriculture Museum of New Jersey
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


3 Continuing Ed Credits - Monmouth County

March 2, 2017
Central Jersey  Turf & Ornamental Institute
8:00am - 3:00 pm
Battleground Country Club
50 Milhurst Rd. (Rt. 527)
Manalapan, NJ


4 Continuing Ed Credits - Ocean County

​March 2, 2017

Insect, Disease and Weed Control Methods in Turf
Toms River Elks Club
600 Washington St.
Toms River, NJ 08753

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Union County

​March 2, 2017
Site One Open House
9:00am - 2:00pm
237 Sheffield St.
Mountainside, NJ 07092
To Register call 908-317-0509

4 Continuing Ed Credits - Gloucester County

March 3, 2017
Protecting Water Quality with Good Turf Fertilizer Practices
Peach Country Tractor
1463 N. Tuckahoe Rd.
Williamstown, NJ 08094
To register contact Sal Mangiafico 846-451-2800

Training and Paper Exam in English and Spanish

March 7, 2017

NJ Landscape Contractors Assocation Tradeshow
English - 8:00 am - 12 noon
Spanish 1:00 pm - 4:30pm
Meadowlands Convention Center
Secaucus, NJ


2 Continuing Ed Credits - Bergen County

March 10, 2017

Controlled Release Nitrogen:  Understanding What's In The Bag

4-29 Banta Place, Fair Lawn,N.J. 07410
Phone 201-797-6350/ Fax 201-797-4306


4 Continuing Ed Credits - Morris County

March 13, 2017

Insect, Disease and Weed Control Methods in Turf
Randolph Diner
517 Route 10 Eastbound
Randolph, NJ 07869

4 Continuing Ed Credits - Cumberland County

​​March 20, 2017

Insect, Disease and Weed Control Methods in Turf
Country Inn Suites
1125 Village Road
Millville, NJ 08332

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