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Pesticide Applicator Certification
Maintaining your Pesticide Applicator Certificate

To maintain your certificate, you must:

Renew every two years. VDACS will send you a renewal form that you must return with the $70 renewal fee for commercial and $30 for registered technicians by June 30 to avoid paying a late fee. No late renewals are accepted after August 29. State, federal and local government employees are fee-exempt and their certificates are automatically renewed if they meet the requirements below. Commercial applicator and registered technician certificates expire every two years on June 30 unless they are renewed.

Recertify every two years. You may renew your certification by attending a fully-approved category-specific recertification session every two years. Information on approved programs may be obtained from local Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) offices or VDACS Office of Pesticide Services.

Reciprocal recertification may be granted to out-of-state applicators if they:

Approved Recertification Courses by Category
Calendar of Pending Recertification Courses
Certificate Maintenance for Government Employees

More Information:

The exam process
Maintaining Your Certificate
Commercial Application A (PDF format)
Commercial Application B (PDF format)
Categories for Commercial Applicator Certification (PDF format)
VDACS testing centers
(DMV) Customer Service Centers

Order Training Manuals from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Distribution Center

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