Pesticide Applicator Training
The Office of Pesticide Services can advise pesticide applicators of the requirements for certification training courses, as well as the dates and locations of approved courses.
Initial category training should take place on the job, and through the study of the Virginia Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals. Additional training resources can be found on the Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs website.
After submitting your application and receiving a Notice of Authorization, exams may be taken at any Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Customer Service Center during business hours. You must have your Notice of Authorization and photo identification to take an exam. DMV exams are on a touch-screen automated system.
Written exams may be scheduled by appointment at a VDACS testing center. Contact the Office of Pesticide Services for more information on scheduling an appointment to take a written exam.
To maintain certification, you must:
Reciprocal recertification may be granted to out-of-state applicators if they:
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