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Commercial Applicator Application - Form A [PDF] - for new certification

Commercial Applicator Application - Form B [PDF] - to reinstate, renew, or retest

Registered Technician Application [PDF]

 

Certified Commercial Applicator & Registered Technicians

An applicator who applies pesticides for hire or for an employer whose primary business is commercial in nature, a government entity, or whose pesticide use impacts the public, must be certified as a commercial applicator in Virginia. If an applicator in this business has less than one year experience, he or she is required to be registered technician.

Certified Commercial Applicator Overview

A commercial applicator is defined as a person using any pesticide for any purpose on the job other than as described for a Private Applicator (production of an agricultural commodity on private property). Most are required to be certified. There are two certification options: Commercial Applicator or Registered Technician.

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Commercial Pesticide Applicator Responsibilities

Commercial pesticide applicators have responsibilities specific to their certification that they must adhere to as outlined in this document. Commercial Applicators, like all other applicators, are responsible to follow the pesticide label, handle pesticides safely, and report accidents.

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Commercial Applicator Recordkeeping Requirements

Virginia regulations require commercial applicators to keep records of pesticide applications.

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Training - Certification

Training options for those seeking certification as pesticide applicators in Virginia.

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Consumer WARNING - Unregistered Pesticide Products!
Consumers should use caution when buying pest control products. EPA exempts a number of products called "25b" pesticides from registration. Many of these products lack sufficient safety and use information. Many are marketed with false and misleading claims. Avoid buying from door-to-door, online, or telephone sellers. When shopping in your local store, make sure any product you buy has a EPA Registration Number on the label. With bed bugs, brown-marmorated stinkbugs, mosquitoes, and Asian lady beetles affecting our daily lives, we are seeing more "snake-oil" products. If in doubt, contact your local Extension agent for assistance.
VTPP Consumer Newsletter

A newsletter for consumers with questions about pesticides in and around the home.  To view the issues, please click HERE.

 
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