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Pesticide Training

Any person handling, applying or supervising the use of pesticides as part of that person’s job must be certified and licensed by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  Non-commercial pesticide applicators must complete 12 hours of training over a three-year period to remain certified.  Our workshops offer four hours of continuing education training.

The Technology Transfer Program will be offering training and testing for Categories 3, 5 and 6; as well as continuing education for Categories 3, 5, 6, 8 & 18.  Listed below are workshop and category descriptions.

 

Policy: 

In accordance with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), participants may only attend and receive credit for the Pesticide Continuing Education online training course once a season. A new course is released each year around September. 

For additional continuing education hours, please see the KDA approved training calendar: https://www.kyagr.com/consumer/documents/ES_TEST_AGR_CEUSchedule.pdf

 

Update: February 9, 2021

View latest updates from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at https://www.kyagr.com/consumer/pesticide-training-and-testing.html:

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Fees

  • $135 for one Category ($25 of this fee pays for certification)
  • $145 for two Categories ($25 of this fee pays for certification)
  • $155 for three Categories ($25 of this fee pays for certification)
  • $110 Pesticide Continued Training

Fee includes all materials, refreshments, and lunch. NOTE: Payment is required in advance, except employees of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.