This General Standards core material provides the overview required for allcommercial/noncommercial applicators. This is the foundation for one or more of Nebraska categories. It covers the principles and practices of pest control and proper and effective use of restricted use pesticides. Topics include safety/first aid, procedures, formulations, equipment, calibration, as well as labeling, laws/regulations, transportation/spills, environmental considerations, integrated pest management, and more. A person seeking certification as a commercial/noncommercial applicator must pass anexam on this core material, and an exam on each additional category relevant to the person's job. Recertification and relicensing is required every 3 years for General Standards and any additional categories.