Study Guides for 

"Private" and "Commercial" Pesticide Applicators'


January 13, 2019

This page is about study guides for Hawaii Department of Agriculture's examinations to qualify for "certification" to buy, use or supervise the use of "restricted use" pesticides in Hawaii.

Choose the correct category

Be careful to choose the right category of packets of study guides. You could waste your time and money if you make a wrong guess.

Study Guides

You may download the study guides, purchase printed versions of the guides, or both. We do not require you to order the printed version of the study guides.

  • DOWNLOAD electronic versions of the study guides, free-of-charge, by clicking on the applicator category listed below under LIST OF APPLICATOR CATEGORIES. You may print a study guide, have someone print it for you, or buy printed versions of the study guides in packets.
  • PURCHASE a packet or packets of the printed study guides by using our order form, either the blank or fillable version. Show your order by filling in page 3 and the bottom half of page 4 of the form. Then print pages 3 and 4 and mail them to us with your payment. Instructions for sending your payment and form are at the bottom of page 2, under "Sending your payment and form."
  • Advice for pesticide dealers: Study material for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture's examination to qualify for licensing as a “licensed pesticide dealer representative” is not accessible from this page. To access it, view the webpage at

Test Your Math Skills” is an eight-page leaflet we offer free-of-charge separately from any of the study guides listed below. Download it and use it to refresh your basic math skills before you attend the next Pesticide Risk Reduction Education short course. It presents math exercises as well as the answers. If you can do all of the exercises without too much trouble, you will get maximum benefit from the calculation examples shown in the short courses. For the exercises that are difficult to do, ask someone to show you how to get the answers.

Practice Analyzing an Insecticide Label” is another eight-page leaflet we offer free-of-charge separately from any of the study guides listed below. Download it and use it to boost your label reading skills which you will need to plan a pesticide treatment or to prepare for the restricted use pesticide certification exams conducted by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

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