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

5 Continuing Ed Credits - Middlesex County

January 29 & 30, 2019
Total Pro Expo
NJ Convention Center
Edison, NJ

6 Continuing Ed Credits - Burlington County

January 29, 2019
Soils
9 am - 12 noon
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County
2 Academy Drive
Westampton, NJ 08060


6 Continuing Ed Credits - Burlington County

January 31, 2019
Plant Nutrition
9 am - 12 noon
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County
2 Academy Drive
Westampton, NJ 08060

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Gloucester County

February 1, 2019
ProFACT Overview
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Aquarius Supply
235 Delsea Dr.
Sewell, NJ


3 Continuing Ed Credits - Somerset County

February 12-13, 2019
Athletic Field Maintenance and Construction
8:30am - 4pm
Rutgers Continuing Education at The Atrium - Sequoia - Room 120
300 Atrium Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873

14 Continuing Ed Credits - Somerset County

February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019        
Introduction to Organic Land Care:  Certificate Course
8 am - 5 pm
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County
310 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater, NJ 08807

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Monmouth County

February 14, 2019
Central Jersey Turf and Ornamental Institute
8am - 3:15 pm
Battleground Country Club
Manalapan, NJ
To register: 848-932-9271, option 2.

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

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