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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 & 18.  Listed below are workshop and category descriptions.


Message from Kentucky Department of Agriculture regarding renewal:

In an effort to better serve the Pesticide Applicator License holders in Kentucky, the KDA has been developing a web-based renewal system.  This system will allow many online payment functions and self-service functions for license holders and companies.  Please be aware that no licenses will be inadvertently effected by the delay in the renewal paperwork.  Individuals and companies are still eligible to renew and will be allowed to do so once the information is sent out.  Once you receive your renewal paperwork, you will be able to renew without penalty.  For additional information or questions, please contact KDA at 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.