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Virginia Cooperative Extension
Pesticide Training


Commercial Pesticide Applicators

Certification and Recertification Training for Commercial 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 

Those interested in taking the Private Applicator Exam may do so 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 Course

CORE, Registered Technician, Private and Commercial, Categories 3A and 3B Certification Training and Exams

CORE Manual review December 5th, 2017 8am-4pm

Category 3A review + exam in afternoon on 2nd day- December 6-7, 2017, 8am-4pm

Category 3B review + exam in afternoon on 2nd day- December 11-12, 2017, 8am-4pm

Location: Wetland Studies and Solutions, 5300 Wellington Branch Drive, Suite 100, Gainesville, Virginia 20155

To register: please download the 2017 Pesticide Certification Training December brochure and return it with payment.  

Space is limited, please register asap. 

You must bring your manual to this training, see above if you need to order a manual.

Your registration and payment must be received in our office by November 27th, 2017
Please add $10 if registering after Nov 27

Payment and Registration Forms can be mailed to:
2017 Pesticide Cert Training, 8033 Ashton Avenue, Suite 105, Manassas VA 20109
You will receive an Email confirming your registration.

Please contact us if you have any questions







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