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Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Office of Pesticide Services

Find all the laws and regulations related to pesticide use in your state. There is also a searchable database for state-registered pesticides and certified pesticide applicators (commercial and private). In addition, information on becoming certified and licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator is available. Specific links of interest include:

Registered Pesticides, which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.

Laws and Regulations, which links to legislation applicable to pesticide use in your state.

Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing, which outlines the requirements for certification and licensing to become a Private Pesticide Applicator in your state. Information on recertification (which is required every 2 years) is also provided.

Forest landowners wishing to apply restricted use pesticides on their property must be licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator. You can find study materials and learn about test locations on the site.

Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension – Pesticide Programs

Order study materials and other study aids for the Private Pesticide Applicator exam. Some extension offices administer the Private Pesticide Applicator exam (it can also be taken online at local DMVs.) Extension also offers classes for recertification.

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