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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.

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Fertilizer Certification

Online Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training

 

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers a free online training and testing program (Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training, FACT)

Upon successful completion of this online training program, users meet the requirements of becoming a Virginia Certified Fertilizer Applicator as administered through the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). The link to the FACT website is http://www.ext.vt.edu/fact and complete instructions on how to access the system, enroll in the training, complete the training and testing, and contact information for any questions are provided.

 
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