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Certification & Licensing Update Tennessee Department of Agriculture Kathy Booker, Pesticides Administrator
Who needs to be certified? Those individuals working under a licensee and performing pest control services. Those individuals that use, buy, sell or supervise the use of restricted use pesticides.
Who needs to be certified? Those individuals using restricted use pesticides for the purposes of producing an agricultural commodity on their own property or that of your employer. They are called Private Applicators.
Certification Categories C01 – Agricultural Plant C01 (b) Agricultural Animal C02 – Forest Pest Control C03 – Ornamental & Turf C04 – Seed Treatment C05 – Aquatic Pest Control
Certification Categories C06 – Right of Way Pest Control C07 – Industrial, Institutional, Structural & Health Related Pest Control C08 – Public Health Pest Control C10 – Demonstration and Research & Regulatory Pest Control. C11 – Wood Preservatives
Certification Exams What are the qualifications? Order the study material from the University of TN (Knoxville). Submit the Commercial Certification Exam Application with fee when you are ready to take the exam.
POINT SYSTEM Points required per category: 30 points for categories 7, points for categories 1,3,6,8,10 12 points for categories 2,4,5 9 points for categories 11,13,14,16 All Commercial & Private Applicator certifications will expire on October 21,2005.
POINT SYSTEM All points cannot be accrued in one (1) year. If the required number of points are not accrued within a re-certification year (Oct. 21 to Oct. 21) a re-certification exam will be required the third (3) year.
POINT SYSTEM In-house points will be limited to 50% of your total point requirement. All training must be submitted to the office no later than 45 days prior to the date of the training session.
TRAINING Internal training is provided by and employee within your organization at your location. External training is provided by someone outside of your organization, which may or may not be at your location.
POINT SYSTEM Topics approved for re-certification points: Pests, Pest Control, Pesticides, Pesticide Safety, IPM, WPS, Pesticide Laws and Regulations and Environmental Issues.
Certification Exam Fees The cost of each certification exam or re-certification exam is $ You may pay by check, money order, mastercard or visa.
Exam Sites for Certification Davidson CountyDecatur County Fentress CountyFranklin County Hamilton CountyKnox County Lawrence County Lincoln County Madison CountyMaury County McMinn CountyMontgomery County Rutherford CountyShelby County Warren CountyWashington County White County
License Exam Categories AGE – Agricultural Ground Equipment AQW – Aquatic Weed Control BDC – Bird Control FUM – Fumigation FUS – Fumigation Soil GRC – General Pest and Rodent Control
License Exam Categories HLT – Horticultural, Lawn and Turf HRI – Horticultural Interior WDO – Wood Destroying Organisms WEC – Weed Right of Way PCC – Pest Control Consultant PHC – Public Health Mosquito Control
License Exam Information How do I qualify to take the license exams? 2 years of verifiable work experience under a licensee in the category you are applying for. BS degree or its equivalent with a major or minor in a related field (such as Biology, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Chemistry, Agriculture, etc.
License Exam Information A license from another state similar to the one you are applying for in TN.
License Exam Information The cost of each license exam is $ per category. You may pay by check, money order, mastercard or visa. AGE and HLT are approved by the Pest Control Board, if qualifications are not met.
License Exam Dates January 11-12, 2005 April 12-13, 2005 July 12-13, 2005 October 4-5, 2005 All applications are due the 10 th of the month preceding the exam.
Website Addresses Click on Ag Inputs & Pesticides; click on Downloadable forms for Certification and License Exam applications. To check point status click on Online Pesticide Systems and Commercial Applicators.
Website Addresses To download the Order Form for Study Material Or call at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.