Operation S.A.F.E. Analyst Certification

Certification & Recertification Requirements

Initial Certification

NAAREF may certify qualified individuals to be Operation S.A.F.E. Analysts upon nomination by either of the methods listed below. Initial certification period will end on the 31st day of December of the third year from the date of completion and may be renewed every three years by meeting the requirements explained under Recertification.

A. Attend and successfully complete an NAAA/NAAREF-approved analyst training course.

B. Existing analysts may recommend individuals that possess the knowledge and skills to serve as an analyst to NAAREF.

Recertification

Analysts may renew their certification by providing written documentation to NAAREF of completion of items (A) and (B) prior to expiration of their triennial certification or recertification.

A. Once every three years a certified analyst must certify attendance at a minimum of three meetings of any combination of the following:

  • Attend an NAAA Convention
  • Attend a PAASS educational program
  • Attend a State/Regional AAA Convention
  • Attend a national ASAE/ASTM Pesticide Application Meeting

B. At least twice in the three-year period an analyst must conduct or participate in an Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In and make five (5) aircraft calibrations.

C. Each analyst will maintain currency through literature and professional interaction.