Online Virginia Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training
Virginia Cooperative Extension has announced the availability of a free online training and testing program (Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training, FACT).
Upon successful completion of the tests for each of ten subject areas, users of this online training program 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 ishttp://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 (any additional suggestions to improve the site etc. are always welcomed).
This program was developed primarily for turfgrass industry clientele involved in urban nutrient management, especially commercial fertilizer applicators and applicators treating municipal properties. Master gardeners are encouraged to work with the state master gardener program (David Close) at Virginia Tech for access.
The project is a collaborative effort between Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (VDCR).