Regarding DPR's upcoming category changes: As our Test Preparation courses have historically only covered Laws & Regs and categories A, B, C, and D, PAPA does not have plans to offer a Test Prep course or study materials for the new L (Soil Fumigation) and M (Non-Soil Fumigation) categories (the current categories L, M, N, O, and P are being eliminated as of January 1, 2024). Please visit DPR's Certification and Training Update page for information on the changes. You can also visit our News page, where we have reposted the announcements that DPR has released regarding these new categories and where you can find study materials for them. Please direct all questions regarding the new categories to email@example.com.
PAPA's Test Preparation courses are not California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) exams. Please see the bottom of this page for information on how to register for a DPR exam.
Please do not register for a CE course and a Test Prep course that are both occurring on the same day. You will not be able to attend both, and likely only need to take one or the other. If you need Continuing Education to maintain an existing certificate/license, a CE Course is the correct choice. If you plan on taking the DPR QAC/QAL exam, the Test Prep alone will suffice.
Our QAC/QAL Test Preparation courses are intended to help you prepare to take the DPR Qualified Applicators Certificate/License (QAC/QAL) exam. PAPA does not offer Test Preparation courses for any other certification or license type, nor do we proctor the actual exam. We only cover QAC/QAL exam categories A, B, C, and D, as well as Laws & Regulations.
For the best chance at success, we recommend allowing sufficient time (at least 4-6 weeks) between taking a Test Prep course and taking DPR’s exam in order to study all of the materials adequately. The likelihood of passing DPR's exams depends on a variety of factors, including the time and effort dedicated to learning the subject matter, thus PAPA cannot guarantee that a Test Prep attendee will pass the DPR exam.
We do not sell our Test Prep study guides separately. They are only provided to enrolled Test Prep attendees. If a Test Prep attendee needs a replacement study guide, one can be purchased for $50.00 + shipping. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a replacement study guide.
PAPA's Test Prep study guide is only available in English. The DPR exams for the categories we cover (Laws & Regs and A, B, C, and D) are also only available in English.
You do not need to be a PAPA member to register for our Test Prep courses. There is no member discount on Test Prep courses. Test Prep attendees receive a postcard that can be redeemed for a free year of PAPA membership, once they pass the DPR exam.
DPR CE hours are not available at any upcoming PAPA Test Prep courses.
Included in your Test Prep registration:
- Morning coffee and lunch (not available for Test Prep webinars)
- 7 hours of education from PAPA’s Test Prep instructor
- PAPA's Test Prep study guide which includes study materials on the following categories: Laws and Regulations, Category A (Residential, Industrial, and Institutional), Category B (Landscape Maintenance), Category C (Right-of-Way), and Category D (Plant Agriculture)
- Postcard valid for one free year of membership with PAPA, if you pass the DPR licensing exam (once you receive your certificate/license number, fill out the postcard and mail it back to us to receive your free membership)
Test Prep Webinar, no late fees: $200 per person
The Test Prep webinar price includes the shipping fee for your study guide, within the United States. People outside of the United States are welcome to register for our Test Prep webinars, but will be contacted for an additional shipping charge. Please email email@example.com if you are outside of the United States and have registered for one of our Test Prep webinars.
In-Person Test Prep Registration, early: $225 per person
In-Person Test Prep Registration, late: $260 per person
Below is the complete list of our upcoming Test Prep courses. We will not be adding any 2023 events to this list. Our 2024 schedule will be posted below as soon as it is available.
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