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Pesticide Applicator Certification
Commercial Applicator

How do I become a commercial pesticide applicator?

To become a commercial pesticide applicator you must demonstrate that you are experienced and trained in pesticide use. You must be certified in the category or categories appropriate to the type of pesticide application you wish to use or supervise.

There are two ways that you can become a commercial pesticide applicator in Virginia:

1. Apply for examination by submitting an application for examination and a non-refundable $70.00 fee. The certification fee is waived for federal, state and local government employees. You will be permitted to take the examination if you can demonstrate qualifications by:

2. Hold a valid commercial applicator certificate from another state and submit:

You may obtain these forms from VDACS / Office of Pesticide Services/Certification, Licensing and Registration Section. VDACS grants reciprocal certification when categories and training requirements are comparable between the two states.

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)

Order Training Manuals from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Distribution Center

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