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What type of certification does someone who works for a producer (food, fiber, or ornamental) need?

Growers and/or farmhands who do not use restricted-use pesticides do not need to be certified.

Uncertified farm employees can handle/use restricted-use pesticides if they are working under the direct supervision of a certified Private Applicator.

 

Alternatively, to use restricted-use pesticides, they may choose to become certified as Private Applicators themselves.
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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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