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.



Procrastinator's Commercial Pesticide Applicator's Recertification Training

This program, sponsored by the Northern District Horticulture Agents,  rotates yearly in the Northern Virginia region 

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