This manual and exam bank are intended for selected categories of commercial pesticide applicator certification/licensing for specific uses of non-soil fumigation pesticide products. These product categories include those for structural pest control, rodent burrow pest control and commodity fumigation pest control.

The manual is available to states, tribes and territories with EPA-approved applicator Certification Plans that have a Non-Soil Fumigation certification category or subcategory. In November 2021, PERC will mail a free hard copy of the complete manual to those states, tribes and territories if requested. This provides an opportunity to review the document and then purchase printed copies or download to modify and print.

  • A printed copy is available to states, tribes, and territories to evaluate the content. Entities are encouraged to make locally relevant modifications as needed and print the manual locally.
  • Printed copies for purchase will be available in the future.
  • To request a modifiable file, kindly email with your request. You may do this at any time.
  • We will honor requests for state/tribal/territory entities with a Certification & Training program approved by the U.S. EPA. Recipients must agree not to distribute electronic versions via email, file-sharing tools, website(s), and/or other means.
  • To request exam questions and answers, contact Jeanne Kasai at

The PERC Advisory Board adopted a policy for Certification & Training (C&T) manuals and their distribution.

More about the manual: The purpose of this training manual is to provide study non-soil fumigation material for people interested in becoming certified pesticide applicators in the non-soil fumigation category or subcategory in their respective states, tribes, or U.S. territories. It covers the basic knowledge and skills required to apply pesticides safely, effectively, and correctly.

Exam item bank: PERC's team, led by Sandra McDonald, created an item exam bank that is grounded in the learning objectives of the manual. U.S. EPA will manage access to this exam bank. Contact Jeanne Kasai at for more information.

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This manual was prepared by Sandra McDonald and Steve Tomasko with support provided by the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs.