Mar 3, 2021
Worker Protection Standard Train-the-Trainer Refresher Courses planned

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association, in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, will hold four Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Train-the-Trainer Refresher Courses

The sessions will be held on March 5 in Wenatchee, Washington and March 1 in Yakima. There will be two concurrent sessions in English and Spanish at each location.

The Train the Trainer Refresher course is designed forWSDA Certified Trainers; however, non-trainers can also attend the class to learn about how to become a WPS trainer and get the most updated information about WPS.

In this class, attendees will receive information on the main points of Worker Protection Standard, they will also participate in exercises related to training methodologies. Organizers will offer four Pesticide Recertification Credits during each class.

Note: In order to continue issuing the WSDA WPS Training Verification Cards to agricultural workers and pesticide handlers, Certified Trainers are required to refresh their training and skills and update their knowledge on WPS every three years.  Certified Trainers can do so by either attending the 5-hour WPS Train-the-Trainer Refresher course OR by re-taking the full two-day WPS Train-the-Trainer course.

When and where:
Friday, March 5, 8 a.m.-2 p.m./ Red Lion Hotel – 1225 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801

Wednesday, March 10, 8 a.m.-2 / Yakima Convention Center – 10 N 8th St, Yakima, WA 98901

**Space is limited to respect social distancing. We will follow the CDC Guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and a mask will be required at all times during the course. We ask participants to please stay home and notify us if they feel sick**.

Full payment of $100 registration fee must be made at the time of registration, lunch and training materials will be provided.  The registration fee is non-refundable. 

Please indicate your WSDA WPS Certified Trainer Number at the time of registration and your language of preference.

If you have any questions, please contact Joanne Rouse, Education and Member Services Assistant, at 509-665-9641 or [email protected].

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