Pesticide Regulatory Education Program (PREP) Network

The Pesticide Regulatory Education Program (PREP) Network creates and promotes professional development opportunities for pesticide regulatory officials throughout the United States and its affiliated territories. If you work for an agency that has a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and are a

  • Senior manager,
  • Senior scientist,
  • Supervisor or manager,
you can attend these specialized professional development courses.

Our programs encourage active participation and provide opportunities for networking with peers and mentors to increase the value of each educational experience. In addition, the PREP Network provides you with web-based tools that extend your learning beyond the classroom, such as webinars, online trainings, and a platform to share successes and challenges with others in the PREP community.

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Comprehensive Combo

September 14–17, 2020 · Davis, CA

 

2020 PREP Network Courses

Click on any of the courses listed below for location and registration details.

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Registration & Re-Evaluation

November 16–20, 2020 · Crystal City, VA
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Compliance & Enforcement Management

August 24–27, 2020 · Davis, CA

PREP Team

Steering Committee

  • Tony Cofer (Chair), Alabama Department of Agriculture
  • Rose Kachadoorian, Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Leo Reed, Office of Indiana State Chemist
  • Derrick Lastinger, Georgia Department of Agriculture
  • Pat Jones, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Audrey Moore, EPA Region 2
  • Monica Wait, EPA OPP/Field and External Affairs
  • Liz Vizard, EPA OECA/Office of Compliance
  • Africa Dorame-Avalos, TPPC Representative
  • Megan Patterson, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
  • Cary Giguere, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Irene King, New Mexico Department of Agriculture
  • Kelly Engle, EPA PIRT Liaison

Overview

What is the PREP Network?

The PREP Network is an organization formed as part of a cooperative agreement with the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs to provide opportunities for professional development to senior staff and management at federal, state, territory, and tribal pesticide regulatory agencies. Its dedicated team of pesticide educators and advisors present engaging, science-based courses that will help you formulate and implement pesticide regulatory programs, as well as increase the likelihood of success when you undertake new initiatives.

What are PREP Network courses?

PREP Network courses are designed to provide practical, up-to-date information on technical policy and management related issues. Course curriculum will fortify and expand the programmatic capacity of regulatory personnel by providing them with expansive, interconnected, inclusive, and relevant professional development opportunities. The courses offered through the PREP Network include classroom and field instruction covering new pesticide regulatory initiatives and other technical and policy issues. Our courses are created and taught by leading experts from a variety of private and public sector organizations.

How can I participate?

Attendance at the PREP Network courses is determined by a nomination process. Prior to each course, state lead agencies, tribes and EPA regional offices are asked to nominate an individual for attendance. Senior state, tribe, and territory pesticide regulatory personnel are eligible to attend PREP Network courses.