American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators, Copyright 2018.
AAPSE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Incorporated in the State of Washington.

American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators

Protecting Human Health and the Environment through Education


Our Members:

  • Enhance public health and the environment through involvement in education, outreach, and research which directly benefits pest managers, policy makers, and the public.
  • Train and certify 500,000 applicators in agriculture, urban landscapes, parks, structures and buildings, forests, roadside rights of ways, watersheds, public health, and more.
  • Reach each year nearly 2 million other people from pesticide educators, farm laborers, backyard gardeners to inner-city and remote rural communities with education and outreach.
  • Publish newsletters; create print, A/V, computer, and Internet education materials; maintain over 40 web sites; and translate materials into many languages.
  • Work in land-grant university cooperative extension services and tribal, state, trust, territory, and federal agencies across the nation.

The Benefits of Joining AAPSE:

  • A recognized national voice for those who are concerned with pesticide safety and risk mitigation education, training, and certification.
  • A forum to work cooperatively on certification and training needs, strategies, and implementation plans at the regional and national levels.
  • An opportunity for professional development by working, learning, and sharing with other pesticide safety educators across the nation, via workshops, the Internet, and publications.


To join AAPSE, download and complete the "Application for Membership." Send membership application and dues payment (checks only) to: Sonja Thomas, AAPSE Treasurer, Auburn University, 204 Extension Hall, Auburn University, Auburn AL 36849 -- -- (334) 844-8832.

Application for Membership [2017 AAPSE Brochure (002).pdf]

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