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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

go to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) website.


Virginia Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals are available though the Virginia Tech Distribution Center


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







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