State of West Virginia Department of Agriculture

pesticide applicator license west virginia

Recertification

The laws of the state of West Virginia provide for the licensing of three (3) types of pesticide applicators. These are:

  1. COMMERCIAL APPLICATORS – apply pesticides for hire to the property of others
  2. CERTIFIED PUBLIC APPLICATORS – employees of local, state and federal government agencies
  3. PRIVATE APPLICATORS – agricultural producers who apply pesticides on their own property

In order to maintain an applicator’s license, an applicator must be recertified every three (3) years. Recertification may be accomplished in two ways:

  1. Earning a specified number of West Virginia Department of Agriculture approved Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
  2. Retaking and passing the examinations

 

For more information regarding recertification through the West Virginia Department of Agriculture contact:

Peggy K. Powell, Ph.D.

West Virginia Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Regulatory Programs

(304) 558-2209

ppowell@ag.state.wv.us

 

Continuing Education

It should be noted that:

  1. One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) equals one-half (1/2) hour of educational instruction.
  2. A CEU may be credited to more than one (1) category if it is approved in that(those) category(s).
  3. An applicator can not receive credit for the same course

 

WEST VIRGINIA COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE APPLICATOR CATEGORIES

Category 1
Agricultural Plant
Category 2
Agricultural Animal
Category 3
Forest Pest Control
Category 4A
Ornamental and Turf Outdoors
Category 4B
Indoor Ornamental
Category 5
Seed Treatment
Category 6
Aquatic
Category 7
Right-of-Way/Industrial Weed Control
Category 8A
General Pest Control
Category 8B
Structural Pest Conrtol
Category 8C
Fumigation
Category 8D
Wood Treatment
Category 8E
Urban IPM
Category 9
Public Health
Category 10
Regulatory
Category 11
Demonstration and Research
Category 12
Pesticide Storage and Distribution
Category 13A
Predator Control
Category 13B
Sewer Root Control
Category 13C
Hardwood Tree Release
Category 13D
Mosquito Control
Category 13E
Black Fly Control
Category 14
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Each of the CEU courses cost $15.00.

Program Approval Number

# of
CEUs

Name of Course
Category
88088
1
Beetles That Attack Wood That Will Reinfest
8B, 8C, 11
88089
1
Beetles That Attack Wood That Will Not Reinfest
8B, 11
88090
1
Eastern Subterranean Termite
8B, 11
88091
1
Environmental Protection
All Categories
88103
1
The EPA and Its Role In Pesticide Application
All Categories
88092
1
Facets of IPM in Field Crops
1, 11, 12, Private
88093
1
FIFRA
All Categories
88094
1
Identifying Cockroaches
8A, 8E, 11
88095
1
Life History & Habits of Carpenter Ants
8A, 8B, 8E, 11
88096
1
Managing Pesticide Drift
1, 3, 4A, 7, 11, Private
88097
1
Pesticide Applicator Safety
All Categories
88098
1
Pesticide Families
1, 4A, 4B, 8A, 8B, 11, 12
88099
1
Principles of IPM in Field Crops
1, 11, 12, Private
88100
1
Principles of Pest Control on Lawns & Turf
4A, 11
88101
1
Recognition & Control of Small Vertebrate Pests
1, 4A, 8A, 8E, 11, Private
88102
1
Sucking Pests That Attack Ornamental Shrubs
4A, 4B, 11
88108
1
The Greenbug
1, 11, 12

 

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