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Massachusetts Pesticide Applicator
Category 41 Exam Coaching Program

Led by Richard Berman, former technical director for Waltham Services where he worked for 44 years. Current pest industry consultant & trainer.

October 12, 2023 via Zoom
$100 per person
8:30am -12:30pm eastern
Registration will close at 5pm on 10/6/2023. Richard will e-mail everyone the zoom link on Monday 10/9.

Note: The registration form is hosted through the NPMA database. If you do not have an NPMA login (your e-mail address) you will be prompted to create an account linked to your company. If you have any trouble, contact Liz Grier at

About the Course: NEPMA offers an intensive coaching program designed to assist you as you prepare your pest control professionals to take the MA Category 41 Exam. We know how important it is for you as an employer to make sure that your employees are well-prepared to take the exam and earn their Category 41 license. An individual is eligible to take the Category 41 exam exactly 2 years after earning their Core license. This program is designed to supplement your in-house exam prep training. Exam study and preparation should be in process before our sessions.

Study Materials and How to Obtain Them

  • Core Manual (3rd Ed.) with MA Core Supplement (2014) This key document is only available for purchase ($51 plus postage) directly from UMass Extension Agency. Click here for the order form or call the UMass Extension Bookstore at 413-545-5537. You should order this document as soon as possible!
  • Chapter 132B (MA Pesticide Control Act) This is the pesticide law and includes the amendments referred to as The Children & Families Protection Act (Sections C-6K) Click here to download this document or it can be ordered from the UMass Extension Bookstore.
  • 333CMR (Code of MA Regulations) These are the pesticide rules and regulations, including the school pesticide use regulations (333CMR 14.00) Click here to download this document or it can be ordered from the UMass Extension Bookstore.
  • Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations Seventh Edition. This book is available from the UMass Extension Bookstore, North Coast Media (publisher of Pest Management Professional Magazine) and other sources.

Approximately 50% of the category 41 exam covers core exam material. This program will describe the computer-based exam process and review key rules and regulations likely encountered on the exam. The Core Manual will be reviewed, pointing out important information. Category specific questions come directly from Truman.

While our program cannot guarantee participants will pass the exam, it is intended to offer pointers and tips to help exam takers better position themselves to take the exam.

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