What do I need to do to be certified in Virginia if I already have a certificate from another state?
Certified Commercial Applicators with an active certificate in another
state may be able to become certified in Virginia by reciprocity. As a
general rule, VA grants certification by reciprocity to applicators
from states with comparable categories and initial certification
requirements. VA has "worked out" a reciprocity certification agreement
with all its border states (Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia,
Tennessee) and with South Carolina.
Go to the FORMS page of the VDACS / OPS website and download the "Application for Reciprocal Pesticide Applicator Certificate" form. Mail the completed form to:
Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
P.O. Box 526
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0526
If you live out-of-state and wish to become certified in VA by reciprocity, you must also fill out a power-of-attorney form (in duplicate). You will find this form at the url listed above.
Private Applicators who wish to become certified in VA by reciprocity are handled on a 1:1 basis. Contact the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services / Office of Pesticide Services / Certification, Licensing, Registration and Training Section: