Our programs focus on private applicator re-certification trainings, as well as core preparation classes for persons interested in obtaining private applicator licenses, and facilitation of private applicator exams.  We also provide commercial applicator re-certification training for ornamental, turf, right-of-way, and agricultural pest control categories.

Private applicator re-certification classes in Rockingham, Augusta, Rockbridge, Bath and Highland are held from November through January.  Re-certification training fulfills the “every two years” requirement, although a licensee can bank up to four years of re-certification credit by attending additional classes.  Material covered in the classes is timely and relevant, covering a wide range of topics.

Persons interested in obtaining their private pesticide license can purchase the core training manual from Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs.  After reading and studying the manual, new applicants can schedule to take the exam at any VCE unit office.  The exam is then sent to VDACS Office of Pesticide Services, where it is graded.  If a passing score is received, a license is sent out within two weeks.

Videos

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Scott Hagood, Weed Scientist with Virginia Cooperative Extension, addresses concerns raised by growers over glyphosate.

Date: March 19, 2013
Length: 1:09:58

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Scott Hagood, Weed Scientist with Virginia Cooperative Extension, offers an update on herbicides for 2013.

Date: March 19, 2013
Length: 35:21