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Important news release - National Register of Sprayer Operators (NRoSO) Covid Compassion Scheme


Scheme launched to help NRoSO members with CPD pointing issues. Please see here for full article; NRoSO National Register of Sprayer Operators


What is NRoSO?

A central register of sprayer operators using Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a means of ensuring ongoing training.

Who Can Join?

The scheme is open to anybody who holds an appropriate certificate of competence qualification approved by the Chemical Regulations Directorate (CRD) for the safe application of pesticides.

Please note that the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012 removed the Grandfather Rights exemption on 26 November 2015.  After this date everyone who uses plant protection products authorised for professional use is required to hold a CRD recognised certificate of competence.  (ATB Training Certificates and other evidence of training are not acceptable).

What is involved?

As a member you are required to collect 30 or more Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points in each three-year period to qualify for membership renewal. A wide range of CPD events and courses are approved for NRoSO members. Events and courses are publicised in the agricultural press, by colleges, in local training providers’ newsletters and under the events section of this website.


Covid Compassion Scheme

Future Proofing NRoSO

We find ourselves in extraordinary and unprecedented times, with this in mind we are looking to future proof NRoSO administration by switching to digital communications.

If you currently have an email address registered with NRoSO this will be activated over the coming weeks to allow for digital communications. If you do not have a email address registered with NRoSO, please send your name, your NRoSO membership number and your e-mail address to Membership cards will continue to be posted.

Online Benefits 

  • Online access to CPD statements
  • Submit CPD evidence 
  • Online renewal payments for members/employers
  • Online set-up of direct debits
  • Renewal statements sent via e-mail
  • Effective tool for employers to manage multiple memberships
  • New members/employers can join the scheme via online registration form

Renewing on line
A secure payment system enables members and employers to renew on line, allocating the payment immediately to the membership record.  There are two options, direct debit for annual payments, and debit/credit card for annual/three yearly renewals.

For further COVID-19 updates please visit our news page