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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.


Message from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture regarding Pesticide Sprayer Licenses:

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the KY Department of Agriculture is addressing the testing, certification and licensure of all pesticide operators and applicators in the following manner until further notice:

For Commercial and Non-Commercial Licenses

These measures will remain in effect until further notice. Please direct any questions to the Division of Environmental Services by calling (502) 573-0282.


  • $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.