The National Register or Sprayer Operators (NRoSO) is a VI scheme.

NRoSO members collect CPD points each year to show that they are aware of changes in legislation, familiar with best practice and are continuing to learn in their roles as sprayer operators.

NRoSO membership is a requirement of many UK farm assurance schemes and supermarket protocols and as all members hold valid certificates of competence using a NRoSO member to carry out pesticides applications helps to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Use Directive.

NRoSO is managed for the VI by City & Guilds.  Visit the NRoSO website where you can find out how to join, get in touch with NRoSO and find a course near you by clicking the logo.

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2021 NRoSO Annual Training Event launched online - 14 January 2021

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, this years National Register of Spray Operators (NRoSO) Annual Training Event (ATE) has moved online.  Details can be found in this Press Release.


Those completing the course can claim 8 NRoSO and/or 8 BASIS points 

The cost of the course is £30 (inclusive of VAT) and it is simple and easy to use.  Those who have completed it have enjoyed the experience and we have had some rave reviews:

“We were very impressed with the course and found it a lot more useful and easier to take in than our normal 4 hours in a classroom”, Tom, Essex farmer.

“Just completed on line EiOperator NRoSO course.  Highly recommend. Always new things to learn. Still think we have the best spray operators in Europe maybe the World.  Good Luck”, Trevor, NRoSO Trainer

Access the course on the Ei Operator website through this link.  The helpdesk even talked Ralph, Spray Operator aged 79, who had never touched a computer before, through the process and he completed it in an evening!  If Ralph can do it - so can you!



Covid-19 - Update regarding NRoSO office and staff

Contingency planning information from City & Guilds:

In light of the current situation we find ourselves in unprecedented times, we would like to assure you we continue to administer your memberships and remain available via call and email to answer any queries you may have concerning your membership. We ask for your support at this time by any sending correspondence such as CPD evidence via email to Postal submissions will be actioned but may be delayed.

Payments can be made via your online secure login, bank transfer, Direct Debit we would ask you refrain from making payments by cheque at this time.

If you do not have access to your secure login please call the team on 02476 857300 and they will be happy to add this for you, this will allow access to the secure site allowing you to view and upload CPD and make secure online payments.

We will continue to issue letters and memberships cards whilst the postal service is available. If you have any questions or need assistance please do let the team know via the number above or email:


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