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  • Professional Organizations, Certification Programs

    International Society of Arboriculture, Certified Arborist Program

    Desert Botanical Garden, Certified Desert Landscaper

    Irrigation Association Certified Irrigation Specialist

    Arizona Landscape Contractors Association, Arizona Certified Landscape Professional

    Arizona Nursery Association, "Arizona Certified Nursery Professional"

    American Rose Society, Consulting Rosarian

    University of Arizona Pesticide Training and Information Office, Pest Control Certification
      Administered by two different agencies:
        a. Arizona Department of Agriculture - examines and certifies private and commercial AGRICULTURAL pesticide applicators, government employees who apply pesticides, and public health pest control applicators. Nursery workers fall here and are considered to be agricultural operations. Requires 3 hours of continuing education units per year.
        b. Arizona Structural Pest Control Commission - responsible for COMMERCIAL pesticide applications in and around structures. Requires 6 hours of training per year. SPCC licenses and certifies individuals who apply pesticides in urban situations. This includes landscapers, roadway workers, golf course workers, etc., but NOT nursery workers. All applicators in the structural industry are considered to be commercial applicators.

    Arizona Community Tree Council,Certified Treeworker

    Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, Smartscape Certification

    To Home Horticulture in Maricopa County, AZ

  • Last Updated February 25, 2008
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