Renewal Class for
Virginia Certified Pesticide Applicators: 3B and 60 (Registered Technician)
This program is now active!
This class is 100% on-line, is free, and is only available to VTC members.
Description of program — Available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week/ 365 days of the year.
The course has seven lessons: Two of the lessons are videos and five of them are written material. Except for the video ones, each lesson consists of several topics. At the end of each lesson or topic is a quiz that must be taken and passed before proceeding. The lessons must be taken sequentially.
Our on-line recertification programs are only available because of the strong support from:
To register, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the words “Pesticide Course” in the subject line. You will be sent a passcode within two working days. The course consists of four lessons, each taking about 30 minutes to complete, and a final exam. All lessons must be completed within 30 days of us sending you the registration information.
Upon successfully completing the course, a certificate of completion be sent to VDACS. A copy will be emailed to you.
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Remember, you proceed sequentially (linearly) through the lessons – reading the material or watching the video and passing each quiz before proceeding to the next step.
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Safety for Humans, Wildlife and the Environment
Environmental Safety and IPM
Two Persistent Issues: Spring Dead Spot and Fire Ants
Focus on IPM
First, do no harm!!!
Below is a picture of a newly installed landscape. It was taken at a Virginia hotel. Mistakes in design and plant selection abound. Pesticide Applicators tasked with maintaining such areas must take care to prevent environmental and plant damage caused by inappropriate applications.
Remember, you can’t fix unworkable designs and installations. But make sure you do not misapply pesticides when maintaining such areas.