Can I keep my certificate if I no longer apply pesticides?
I no longer work in a job that requires me to have a pesticide applicator certificate, but I want to keep it. Can I do this?
Yes. You need to contact VDACS and inform them that you would like to keep your certificate, and they will enter you in their systems as “inactive.” You must continue to renew your certificate (and pay the renewal fee) as well as attend recertification programs.