I've had a Registered Technician certificate for several years and now I want to get a Commercial Applicator certificate. How do I do this?
If you have been a certified Registered Technician for at least one year, you may sit for the Commercial Applicator exams.
Complete a Commercial Pesticide Applicator Application (Form A [PDF]) and mail to VDACS, along with $70 application fee. You will receive a "letter of authorization" in about 10 days. You have 90 days from the date on the letter in order to take the Commercial Applicator exams (Core + one or more Category exams). Be sure to take the “letter of authorization” and picture I.D. with you to the testing center. A score of at least 76% must be obtained in order to pass the exams. If you test at your local DMV office, your signed, stamped letter of authorization will serve as a temporary license that is valid for seven days. You should receive your actual license from VDACS within that time period.