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 - Middlesex County

February 20, 2018
Natural and IPM Strategies for Sports Turf
7:30am - 12:30pm
State Operator Training Center
19 Ag Extension Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Register 


2 Continuing Ed Credits - Monmouth County

February 22, 2018
Reed & Perrine's Turf & Ornamental Seminar
1:00 pm - 2:30pm
Battleground Country Club
Manalapan, NJ 
To register call:  732-446-6363

3 Continuing Ed Credits & Exams in Spanish/English

February 23, 2018
ProFACT Training and Exam in English and Spanish
Training: 1pm - 3pm Exam:  3pm - 5pm
Cooperative Extension of Ocean County
1623 Whitesville Rd.
Toms River, NJ
Register:  profact@sebs.rutgers.edu 848-932-6373

4 Continuing Ed Credits - Cumberland County

February 23, 2018
Turf - Standard & Alternative Insect, Disease & Weed Control Methods
9:45am
Country Inn Suites
1125 Village Drive
Millville, NJ

3 Continuing Ed Credits & Exams in Spanish/English

February 27, 2018
NJ Landscape Contractors Assoc. Tradeshow
8:30am - 12:00pm​ - English
12:30 -4:00 pm - Spanish
Meadowlands Exposition Center
Secaucus, NJ 

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Monmouth County

March 1, 2018
Central Jersey Turf & Ornamental Seminar
8am - 3pm
Battleground Country Club
Manalapan, NJ 


4 Continuing Ed Credits - Cumberland County

March 6, 2018
Turf - Standard & Alternative Insect, Disease & Weed Control Methods
9:45am 
Country Inn Suites
1125 Village Drive
Millville, NJ

4 Continuing Ed Credits - Morris County

March 7, 2018

Turf - Standard & Alternative Insect, Disease & Weed Control Methods
8:00 am
Randolph Diner - upstairs
517 Route 10
Randolph, NJ

2 Continuing Education Credits - Bergen County

March 23, 2018
What's In The Bag
9:00am - 12:00pm
SiteOne
Mahwah, NJ
Register:  call 201-592-0099 or email dperske@siteone.com

​2 Continuing Ed Credits - Bergen County

March 9, 2018
Controlled Release Nitrogen: Understanding What's In The Bag
SiteOne
4-29 Banta Place, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Phone 201-797-6350/ Fax 201-797-4306
Email: jlyon@SiteOne.com
 


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