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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 be eligible for renewal.

Our workshops offer six hours of continuing education training. The Technology Transfer Program will be offering training and testing and continuing education for Categories 3, 5, and 6.



In accordance with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), participants may only attend and receive credit for the Pesticide Continuing Education 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:



View latest updates from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at

New laws and regulations regulating the sale, use, and storage of pesticides as well as changes to training and certification standards were implemented January 1, 2023. Read updates that apply to training offered by T2 and official guidance from the Department of Agriculture



Pesticide Continuing Education

  • $110

Pesticide Training & Testing

Fee includes cost for exam(s). Each exam is $25. 

  • $135 for testing in one category
  • $160 for testing in two categories
  • $185 for testing in three categories

Fees include:

All materials, refreshments, and lunch.

NOTE: Payment is required in advance, except employees of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.