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What do I need to do to be certified in Virginia if I already have a certificate from another state?

Reciprocal CERTIFICATION:

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:
(804) 786-3798

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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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