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Pesticide Training


Pesticide Training

Certification and Recertification Training for pesticide applicators and registered technicians is offered regionally by the VCE Northern District Horticulture Agents throughout the year.

In Northern Virginia, Pesticide Certification Training is offered in late fall/early winter.  Recertification trainings are usually offered in June. See the VDACS webpage for Schedule of Virginia Approved Commercial Recertification Training Courses in Virginia.

Private Applicators may take the Private Exam at the local Extension office.  To make an appointment, please call or email the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Extension Agent at 703-792-4671


For more information on Pesticide Applicator Certificates and Licenses you can go to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) website.


Virginia Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals are available through the Virginia Tech Distribution center.

Optional exam prep courses can be found at the Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs site.




Pesticide Applicator Certification Preparation Training

Core Training for Private Applicator and Registered Tech: August 21, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Commercial CAT 1A: August 23 & 24, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

CFC Farm & Home Center

15172 Brandy Rd. Culpeper, VA 22701

For more information CLICK HERE


Pesticide Applicator Training

Core Manual review December 5th, 2017 

Category 3A review + exam in afternoon on 2nd day- December 6-7, 2017

Category 3B review + exam in afternoon on 2nd day- December 11-12, 2017

Location: Wetland Studies and Solutions, Limestone Dr. Gainesville, VA

More specific times and registration information TBA, Check back in September.







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