How to Become Certified

  1. Check the definitions in this list to see which applicator category fits the work you will be doing
  2. Download a copy of the appropriate training manual from the list below.
  3. Determine the most convenient testing location and date.

Certification Training Manuals

Ky Dept of Ag Pesticide Sites

UK Pesticide Safety Education Program

This page provides resources for certified commercial / non-commercial and private pesticide applicators in the Commonwealth. Much of the information has been prepared or adapted by extension specialists in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Departments of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science. It covers a variety of pests including insects, diseases, and weeds affecting field crops, greenhouse, fruits and vegetables, lawn and turf, shade trees and ornamentals, structural & household, forests, rights-of-ways, and other situations.

The Pesticide Safety Education Program in Kentucky is a joint effort between the

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and Environment Department of Entomology
(training packets and educational programs)
S-225 Ag Science Building, North
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
(859) 257-5955

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Division of Environmental Services
(laws, regulations, compliance / enforcement)
107 Corporate Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-0282
Toll Free (866) 289-0001

Certification Testing & Approved Continuing Education Meetings
Study chapters and practice quizzes initial pesticide certification








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