State of Virginia Department of Agriculture

pesticide applicator license virginia

Recertification

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and consumer Services regulates the certification of pesticide applicators. To maintain certification, commercial applicators must be recertified every two years. Applicators may be recertified by attending a fully-approved category-specific recertification session once every two years.

For additional information on pesticide applicator certification you may contact:

Tonita J. Clark

Program Coordinator, Certification & Training

Office of Pesticide Services

(804) 371-6558 or (800) 552-9963

www.vdacs.virginia.gov

 

Continuing Education

The following courses and appropriate CEU credits have been approved by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Approved for recertification credit in the following category or categories.

  1. 1-A (01) Agricultural Plant pest control
  2. 7-A (07) General pest control (including food processing and excluding fumigation)
  3. 7-B (13) Wood destroying pest control (excluding fumigation)
  4. Registered Technician (60) (for those applicators working in the appropriate category)

 

Commercial Applicators

Commercial applicators may be recertified in specific categories by successfully completing the following list of certification requirements given below.

 

Registered Technicians (Category 60)

Registered Technicians (Category 60) should fulfill the category requirements above as appropriate for their work area.

 

Applicators That Hold More Than One Category

Applicators that hold more than one category (e.g. 7-A and 7-B, need to meet the requirements specific for each category. For example, if an applicator meet the requirements for 7-A, he would need to add only one additional pest specific course from those listed to recertify in 7-B as well.

 

Category 1-A (Agricultural Plant Pest Control)

To satisfy Category 1-A you need all Core + 1 from each Elective Group (There is no need to duplicate courses, the course will count for each category).

 

Core

 

Elective Group 1-A

Choice of one of the following:

 

Elective Group 2-A

Choice of one of the following:

 

Elective Group 3-A

Choice of one of the following:

 

Category 7-A (General Pest Control)

To satisfy Category 7-A you need all Core + 1 from each Elective Group (There is no need to duplicate courses, the course will count for each category).

 

Core

 

Elective Group 1-A

Choice of one of the following:

 

Category 7-B (Wood Destroying Pest Control)

To satisfy Category 7-B you need all Core + each Elective Group (There is no need to duplicate courses, the course will count for each category).

 

Core

 

Elective Group 1-A

Choice of 2 of the following:

 

Elective Group 2-A

Choice of 1 of the following:

 

Note: In 7-A Elective group 1 has the EPA, and in 7-B Elective group 2 has the EPA. This course would satisfy both categories requirement.