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

1 Continuing Ed Credit - Middlesex County

December 19, 2018
Basics of Turfgrass Management
9:00am - 3:30pm
Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08902

2 Continuing Ed Credits - Morris County

January 7, 2019
2019 NJ Ornamental Horticultural Symposium:  Turf Day
County College of Morris
Student Community Center
214 Center Grove Rd.
Randolph, 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

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

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

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

6 Continuing Ed Credits - Burlington County

March 12, 2019
Fertilizer & Pesticide Math
9 am - 12 noon
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County
2 Academy Drive
Westampton, NJ 08060


Did you take the exam in 2013? This is the final year to accumulate 8 credits

You have the option to either obtain 8 continuing education credits by the end of the 5 year cycle or take the exam to be re-certified for the next 5 year cycle.


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.
 

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