Train-the-Trainer (T2) Programs to Qualify Trainers of Pesticide Handlers and Field Workers; Programs Approved by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)

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Background

For the research or commercial production of an agricultural plant commodity where pesticides are used

  • Pesticide handlers must receive pesticide safety training before they handle pesticides and
  • Field workers must receive pesticide safety training before they enter a treated field.
  • A qualified trainer must conduct this safety training. Persons that complete a DPR-approved program are authorized by DPR to train:
    • Pesticide handler trainers; and
    • Field worker trainers.

Criteria for T2 Program and/or T2 Instructor Approval

Criteria for T2 Programs for Trainers of Pesticide Handlers and Field Workers, PDF (170 kb)

This document describes the qualifications needed to become a DPR-approved T2 instructor and the criteria used to approve a written T2 program that the instructor wishes to use to train trainers of pesticide handlers and field workers. Questions about this DPR document should be directed to the Licensing and Certification Program.


Contact Information

If you have questions about DPRís Train-the-Trainer Program or Field Worker Training Verification Program (blue cards/WPS cards), please contact Lisa Estridge at Lisa.Estridge@cdpr.ca.gov or (916) 445-2489.


University of California UCIPM T2 Training Program

T2 Training schedule and registration


Approved T2 Programs

Name of trainer(s) Isabel Bravo
Angelina Ceja
Jose Perez
Person to contact about training Theresa Kiehn
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers
Affiliation AgSafe
Training location Training locations offered throughout the state
Mailing address P.O. Box 1011
Modesto, CA 95353
Training available to Agricultural Industry
Fee Contact AgSafe for details
Telephone number (209) 526-4400
FAX number (209) 526-4404


Name of trainer(s) Alberto Arteaga
Person to contact about training Alberto Arteaga
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers
Affiliation Cabo Insurance Services
Training location Oxnard or Client Locations
Mailing address P. O. Box 50105
Oxnard, CA 93031
Training available to Agricultural Companies
Fee Negotiable
Telephone number (805) 766-1378
FAX number (805) 620-3759


Name of trainer(s) Rachelle Antinetti
Ann Curtoni-Lial
Guillermo Pineda
Raul Murguia
Santos Gomez
Person to contact about training Rachelle Antinetti
Ann Curtoni-Lial
Guillermo Pineda
Raul Murguia
Santos Gomez
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers
Affiliation Cal Ag Safety, LLC
Training location On-farming training
Mailing address P.O. Box 593
Linden, CA 95236
Training available to Farmers, farm workers, labor contractors
Pesticide handlers and applicators
Fee Contact trainer
Telephone number (209) 351-0321
FAX number (209) 838-8672


Name of trainer(s) Andrew Kramer
Annika Forester
Person to contact about training Andrew Kramer
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers
Affiliation California Strawberry Commission
Training location N/A
Mailing address P.O. Box 269
Watsonville, CA 95077-0269
Training available to Strawberry industry members
Fee N/A
Telephone number (831) 750-2542
FAX number N/A


Name of trainer(s) Eduardo Mora
Person to contact about training Eduardo Mora
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Fieldworkers
Affiliation D’Arrigo Brothers of California
Training location N/A
Mailing address D’Arrigo Brothers of California
P.O. Box 850
Salinas, CA 93902
Training available to Company personnel only.
Fee N/A
Telephone number (831) 753-5448
FAX number N/A


Name of trainer(s) John Barriantos
Rigo De La Cerda
Francisco Leal
Elizabeth Ramirez-Almaguer
Phyllis Sigerist
Louis Uribe
Gabriel Riojas
Person to contact about training George Daniels
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers
Affiliation Farm Employers Labor Service
A subsidiary of California Farm Bureau
Federation
Training location Various counties, contact trainer(s)
Mailing address 2300 River Plaza Drive,
Sacramento, CA 95833-3293
Training available to Agricultural industry
Fee Yes; contact trainer(s)
Telephone number (800) 753-9073 or (916) 561-5670
FAX number (916) 561-5696


Name of trainer(s) Ignacio Melgoza
Person to contact about training Ignacio Melgoza
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and field workers; English and Spanish training
Affiliation InterWest Insurance Services, Inc.
Training location Contact trainer
Mailing address InterWest Insurance Services, Inc.
1357 E. Lassen Avenue
Chico, CA 95973
Training available to Policy holders and the general public
Fee Contact trainer
Telephone number (530) 897-3119
FAX number (530) 891-7719


Name of trainer(s) Brad Aragon
Person to contact about training Brad Aragon
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers
Affiliation Kern County Risk Management
Training location Contact trainer
Mailing address 1115 Truxtun Avenue, 4th floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Training available to Contact trainer
Fee Contact trainer
Telephone number (661) 868-3880
FAX number N/A


Name of trainer(s) Javier Higuera
Person to contact about training Javier Higuera
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers
Affiliation Paramount Farming Company
Training location 33141 E. Lerdo Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Or
18727 Twisselman Rd
Lost Hills, CA 93249
Mailing address Paramount Farming Company
33141 E. Lerdo Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Training available to Paramount Farming Company employees
Fee N/A
Telephone number (661) 332-7413 (cell)
(661) 797-2180 (office)
FAX number (661) 797-2508


Name of trainer(s) Guadalupe (Lupe) Sandoval
Person to contact about training Guadalupe (Lupe) Sandoval
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers; English and Spanish training
Affiliation Sandoval Bilingual Safety Solutions
Training location Contact trainer
Mailing address Guadalupe (Lupe) Sandoval
Sandoval Bilingual Safety Solutions
328 22nd Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Training available to General public
Fee Contact trainer
Telephone number (916) 505-0946
FAX number (916) 239-6541


Name of trainer(s) John Gomez
Person to contact about training John Gomez
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers
Affiliation Santa Fe Commercial Ins. Services
Training location Various counties, contact trainer
Mailing address 270 S. Ventura Rd.
Oxnard, CA 93030
Training available to General public
Fee Contact trainer
Telephone number (805) 377-1994
FAX number (805) 487-0842


Name of trainer(s) Sal Espino,
Patrick Taylor
Person to contact about training Joe Zavala
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers
Affiliation State Compensation Insurance Fund
Training location Fresno District Office
10 River Park East
Fresno, CA 93720
Mailing address State Compensation Insurance Fund
P.O. Box 5189
Fresno, CA 93755-5189
Training available to Policy holders only, not to the general public
Fee N/A
Telephone number (559) 433-2668
FAX number (559) 433-2620


Name of trainer(s) Pedro Acero
Bob Edwards
Jose Gutierrez
Terry Hammer
Rudy Herrera
Patricia Hill
Wayne Nosler
Person to contact about training Pedro Acero
Bob Edwards
Jose Gutierrez
Terry Hammer
Rudy Herrera
Patricia Hill
Wayne Nosler
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers
Affiliation State Compensation Insurance Fund
Training location Oxnard District Office
2901 North Ventura Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93030-1148
Mailing address State Compensation Insurance Fund
P.O. Box 9045
Oxnard, CA 93031-9045
Training available to Policy holders only, not to the general public
Fee N/A
Telephone number (805) 988-5247
FAX number (805) 988-5201


Name of trainer(s) Cosme S. Sanchez
Person to contact about training Cosme S. Sanchez
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers; English and Spanish training
Affiliation T.R.A.I.N.
Training location Contact trainer
Mailing address T.R.A.I.N. LLC
P.O. Box 2084
Nipomo, CA 93444
Training available to General public
Fee Contact trainer
Telephone number (805) 310-9092
FAX number (866) 669-0489


Name of trainer(s) Lisa Blecker
Person to contact about training Lisa Blecker
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers; English and Spanish training
Affiliation University of California Integrated Pest Management
Training location Statewide
Mailing address UC IPM - West Campus
University of California
Davis, CA 95616-8620
Training available to General public
Fee Contact trainer
Telephone number (530) 752-3912
FAX number (530) 752-9336


Name of trainer(s) Maria Vidauri
Person to contact about training Maria Vidauri
Scope of program: Train-the-Trainers Pesticide handlers and fieldworkers; English and Spanish training
Affiliation Vidauri Ag & Safety Services
Training location Contact trainer
Mailing address Maria Vidauri
P.O. Box 1243
Gonzales, CA 93926
Training available to Agricultural industry and the general public
Fee Contact trainer
Telephone number (831) 212-5460
FAX number (831) 675-7041