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Online Georgia Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course

Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam Prep Program

12 Hour Exam Prep | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for preparing to take the Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency. Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator. This certification course benefits both you and the general public. By learning how to handle pesticides correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.
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Online Georgia Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Right of Way: Pest Control | Georgia Approval #R17-902

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  27  
This course will help applicators in Georgia understand the five main groups of pests, identifying those pests , and help applicators decide on management strategies.  It will also cover the main causes of plant disease, plant life cycles, and the developmental stages through which plants progress.
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Right of Way: Weed Control | Georgia Approval #R17-903

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  27  
This course will review the methods and techniques to manage vegetation on rights of way and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species, sites, objects or the environment in Georgia.
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Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | Georgia Approval #R17-890

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  35 
This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection including indentification based on habitat, routes of entry, scat and tracks.  It will help you understand the unique biological and legal risks that are involved with the inspection process in Georgia as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.
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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | Georgia Approval #R17-888

4 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  24 
This course teaches the basics of disease management for landscape plantings, cost minimizing strategies, and tools and techniques needed to successfully control disease in the highly competitive world of landscaping in Georgia.
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Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management | Georgia Approval #R17-889

3 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  24 
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turf grasses, the multiple steps involved, and the different tools and techniques to successfully control the environment in Georgia.
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Georgia Approval #R17-886

3 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  24 
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management in enclosed spaces where exposure is increased, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the environment in Georgia.  
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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Georgia Approval #R17-898

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  21, 24 
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in Georgia to coordinate the effors of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators. 
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Aquatic Weed Control | Georgia Approval #R17-897

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  26 
Managing aquatic weeds in Georgia revolves around proper plant identificaiton.  Tailoring management strategies to address specific aquatic plant life is only possible through accurate identification.  This course teaches the basics of aquatic weed identification, and the different approaches to aquatic plant management.
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Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | Georgia Approval #R17-899

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  35
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in Georgia including Integrated Pest managaement (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identificaiton, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  
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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | Georgia Approval #R17-900

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  21
This course discusses pest identification and management strategies for corn, soybean and grain sorghum.  Each species is identified according to various stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.
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Pest Identification: Rice and Cotton | Georgia Approval #R17-911

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  21
This course discusses proper insect and plant pathogen sampling techniques as well as pest identification for Rice and Cotton.  Each pest and pathogen are identified according to various stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.
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Pollinator Stewardship | Georgia Approval #R17-901

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  21, 24 
This course provides an outline of the primary concerns of the bee-keeping industry including colony collapse disorder (CCD), factors effecting honey bee decline, invasive insects, fungal disease, best practices for pollinator stewardship, and minimizing pesticide risks for pollinators in Georgia.
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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | Georgia Approval #R17-904

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  41  
This course covers a range of mosquito-borne diseases with an emphasis on the Zika Virus.  Zika's extent, side effects, testing and diagnostics are detailed along with protection and reduction techniques of mosquitoes to minimize the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases in Georgia.
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How Fungicides Work | Georgia Approval #R17-887

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  21, 24  
This course provides a basic understanding of fungicides and how they work.  Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infestions, and fungicide mechanism are all discussed using easy to follow diagrams explained by the on-screen instructor.
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Federal Pesticide Laws | Georgia Approval #R16-719

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  All Categories 
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in Georgia. This course addresses the Federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest. 
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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Georgia Approval #R16-720

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  All Categories 
Wearing PPE can reduce exposure (dermal, inhalation, ocular, or oral) and thereby lower the chances of pesticide injury, illness, or poisoning. It is important that all pesticide applicators and handlers in Georgia understand the protections and limitations of PPE.
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Pest Management | Georgia Approval #R16-721

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  All Categories 
This course addresses the Federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal of Pesticides while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in Georgia.
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Pesticide Application Procedures | Georgia Approval #R16-722

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  All Categories 
Pesticides may be applied in Georgia as sprays, dusts, granules, gases (vapors), fogs, baits, rubs, or dips and require the correct equipment for the pesticide as well as the job size and type. In addition, you must properly select, operate, calibrate, and maintain your equipment.
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Pesticide Formulations | Georgia Approval #R16-723

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  All Categories 
Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations in Georgia, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
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Pesticide Hazards And First Aid | Georgia Approval #R16-724

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  All Categories 
Pesticides are designed to be toxic so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents, fungi, and bacteria) while not harming non-target organisms and anyone else exposed to the product.  Pesticide users in Georgia need to be concerned with the hazards associated with exposure to the chemical and not just the toxicity of the pesticide.
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Pesticide Labeling | Georgia Approval #R16-725

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  All Categories 
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users.  By law, pesticide users in Georgia are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
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Pesticides In The Environment | Georgia Approval #R16-726

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  All Categories 
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in Georgia. Initially, hazards to humans were the primary reason the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided to classify a pesticide as a restricted-use product.
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Planning The Pesticide Application | Georgia Approval #R16-727

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  All Categories 
Before beginning a pesticide application in Georgia, you should know how to select the right pesticide for the job, review the label, test for pesticide compatibility before mixing, select personal protective equipment, transfer pesticides safely, and clean up after an application.
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Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct | Georgia Approval #R16-728

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  All Categories 
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in Georgia , under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers.
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State Requirements

INITIAL

How do I get my Georgia pesticide applicator's license?

Private Applicators –

  • Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years old
  • Step 2 - Complete necessary training for a license.
  • Step 3 - Send training documentation to the Georgia Department of Agriculture Pesticide Division for processing, and your license will be printed and mailed to you. 
  • Step 4 - Call the County Agent at (404) 656-4958. They will call the Georgia Department of Agriculture Pesticide Division to obtain a temporary license number immediately once you complete the training exercise. Your temporary license will enable you to use restricted pesticides on your property or your employer’s property until your official license arrives in the mail.

Commercial Applicators –

  • Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years old
  • Step 2 - Pass the commercial applicator examination provided by the Georgia Technical Colleges. Click here for more information about our Exam Prep Course!
  • Step 3 - Once you pass the $45 exam, you will need to mail a check or money order of $90 to the Georgia Department of Agriculture. You must pass the general standards examination as well as at least one major category with a score of 70%.
  • Step 4 - Your license will be mailed to you within 2 weeks if all required documents and fees are submitted.

Contractor Pesticide Applicators –

  • Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years’ old
  • Step 2 – You must have a valid Commercial Applicator License
  • Step 3 – Obtain ‘Certification of Financial Responsibility’. The Certification of Financial Responsibility is a form of liability insurance.  The certification can be obtained through most commercial insurance providers.
  • Step 4 – Once insurance has been obtained complete the Georgia Pesticide Contractor License Application and send it with proof of insurance and a $55 application fee to the address on the form.
  • Step 5 – Your Pesticide Applicator License will arrive in the mail within a few weeks. The license is valid for one year.

RENEWAL

Renewal Cycle: 5 years

Renewal Deadline: 5 years from license issuance. 

How do I renew my Georgia pesticide applicator license with continuing education?
Applicators must submit their continuing education to the state of Georgia at least 90 days prior to the expiration of their license. The state of Georgia will mail a renewal notice to all licensed pesticide applicators approximately 90 days prior to license expiration. Continuing education certificates can be sent to:

Georgia Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Inputs - Pesticide Section
19 M.L.K. Jr. Drive, Room 410

Do I need continuing education credits to maintain my Georgia pesticide applicators license?
Yes, private and commercial applicator licenses are valid for a five-year period.  There are two options to meet continuing education requirements:

  • Option 1 – Take the commercial applicator’s exam again or participate in the private applicator training again.
  • Option 2 – Accumulate the required re-certification credit hours during your five-year license period.
    • Private applicators need three recertification hours to renew.
    • Commercial applicators need either six or ten recertification hours per licensed category to renew.

6 Credit Categories

Animal Agriculture
Forest Pest Control
Seed Treatment
Aquatic Pest Control
Right-of-Way
Regulatory
Industrial Structure & Health
Wood Treatment
Antimicrobial

10 Credit Categories

Agriculture Plant
Ornamental & Turf
Public Health
Mosquito Control

Frequently Asked Questions

When do re-certification hours need to be received by the Georgia Department of Agriculture pesticide Division office?

All re-certification hours must be received by the Georgia Department of Agriculture Pesticide Division office 90 days prior to your license expiration. Applicator Licenses must be renewed every year.

Who submits my continuing education to the state?

Applicators are responsible for submitting their own continuing education certificates to the state of Georgia.

Are your courses state approved?

Yes! All of our courses are state approved. Approval numbers are listed after the course title.

What classifications of applicator's licensing does Georgia have?
  • Private Applicator License – needed to purchase, use or supervise the use of any restricted use pesticide on your property or the property of your employer while engaged in the production of an agricultural commodity.
  • Commercial Applicator License – needed to purchase, use, or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides on your property or the property of your employer while not engaged in the production of an agricultural commodity.
  • Pesticide Contractor -. any individual or company that engages in the business of applying any pesticide to the lands of another and receives monetary compensation for those applications. There is no fee for Private Applicator.

A Commercial Applicator License and a Pesticide Contractor License are necessary in order to provide pesticide applications of any kind to the property of another person if you will be collecting a fee for the application.

What are the categories and subcategories for Georgia pesticide licensing?

The State of Georgia currently has 18 categories and subcategories for pesticide licensing. Applicators holding a commercial license will need to pass the core exam along with at least one of these specialties. Click here for a description of each classification.

Category 10 - Private Applicators
Category 21 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control
Category 22 - Agricultural Animal Pest Control
Category 23 - Forest Pest Control
Category 24 - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control
Category 25 - Seed Treatment
Category 26 - Aquatic Pest Control
Category 27 - Right-of-Way Pest Control
Category 31 - Public Health Pest Control – Government Employees
Category 32 - Regulatory Pest Control
Category 33 - Demonstration and Research Pest Control
Category 34 - Arial Methods
Category 35 - Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health-Related Pest Control
Category 36 - Wood Treatment
Category 37 - Antimicrobial Pest Control
Category 38 - Agricultural Commodity Fumigation
Category 40 - Worker Protection Standard
Category 41 - Commercial Mosquito Control
Private Applicators

Does the State of Georgia offer reciprocity with other states?

Yes! Georgia’s reciprocal agreement with other states allows for Georgia licenses to be renewed based on your satisfying the other state’s re-certification requirements.  It is your responsibility to notify the State of Georgia within 90 days of the expiration of your license if these requirements are met. The Georgia Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program reciprocates Commercial Pesticide Licenses with states with an EPA pesticide program if the license category concurs with the State of Georgia.

Georgia Department of Agriculture

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Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Georgia Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program. Our instructor lead video courses are fast, easy, affordable and meet state licensing requirements. We offer the following continuing education courses in full HD video, and they are available when you are!

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