Tenessee Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses
Tennessee Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct (#32711)
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored. It is important for certified applicators to know under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products. You also need to understand the importance of communication and how to communicate with customers about what you are doing.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour in Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
How do I get my Tennessee pesticide applicator's license?
Certified Commercial Applicators –
- Step 1 – You must be at least 18 years of age
- Step 2 – Complete the Application for Commercial Pesticide Exam with the $150 fee.
- Step 3 – Pass a certification exam.
- Step 4 – Complete $25 state exam and at least one category exam.
Private Pesticide Applicators –
- Step 1 – Attend an education seminar at the county extension office.
- Step 2 – Pay $30 to the extension office and $10 to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Do I need continuing education credits to maintain my Tennessee pesticide applicators license?
Private Applicators – must renew every 3 years through a course at the county Extension office.
Certified Commercial Applicators – must renew every 3 years by obtaining differing levels of education depending on the category of applicator. Applicators can take no more than 50% of their CE courses online. Applicators cannot earn more than 75% of their points at one school.
A detailed list of required points can be found here.
Renewal Cycle: Annually
Renewal Deadline: December 31st
Who submits my continuing education to the state?
Certified Training Institute will submit continuing education to the state at the end of each month.
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 Tennessee have?
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture recognizes the following classification of applicator licensing:
- Certified Commercial Applicator – an individual who is salaried and does not receive direct compensation for the application of pesticides.
- Private Applicator – An individual who applies or supervises the application of pesticide on their own or another’s property without compensation.
What are the categories and subcategories for Tennessee pesticide licensing?
The State of Tennessee currently has 16 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.
- Agricultural Plant
- Forest Pest Control
- Ornamental & Turf
- Seed Treatment
- Aquatic Pest Control
- Right of Way
- Structural Pest control
- Public Health
- Demo & Research
- Wood Preservatives
- Pesticide Dealer
- Antifouling Paint
- Microbial Pest Control
- Sewer Line Treatment
Does the State of Tennessee offer reciprocity with other states?
Tennessee offers reciprocity with Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and South Carolina. More information can be found here.
Here is short preview from the Pesticide Labeling course.