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1 Certification & Licensing Update Tennessee Department of AgricultureKathy Booker, Pesticides Administrator
2 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.
3 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.
4 Certification Categories C01 – Agricultural PlantC01 (b) Agricultural AnimalC02 – Forest Pest ControlC03 – Ornamental & TurfC04 – Seed TreatmentC05 – Aquatic Pest Control
5 Certification Categories C06 – Right of Way Pest ControlC07 – Industrial, Institutional, Structural& Health Related Pest ControlC08 – Public Health Pest ControlC10 – Demonstration and Research &Regulatory Pest Control.C11 – Wood Preservatives
7 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.
8 POINT SYSTEM Points required per category: 30 points for categories 7, 1218 points for categories 1,3,6,8,1012 points for categories 2,4,59 points for categories 11,13,14,16All Commercial & Private Applicator certificationswill expire on October 21,2005.
9 POINT SYSTEM All points cannot be accrued in one (1) year. If the required number of points are notaccrued within a re-certification year (Oct. 21to Oct. 21) a re-certification exam will berequired the third (3) year.
10 POINT SYSTEM In-house points will be limited to 50% of your total point requirement.All training must be submitted to theoffice no later than 45 days prior to thedate of the training session.
11 TRAININGInternal 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.
12 POINT SYSTEM Topics approved for re-certification points: Pests, Pest Control, Pesticides,Pesticide Safety, IPM, WPS, PesticideLaws and Regulations andEnvironmental Issues.
13 Certification Exam Fees The cost of each certification exam orre-certification exam is $15.00.You may pay by check, moneyorder, mastercard or visa.
14 Exam Sites for Certification Davidson County Decatur CountyFentress County Franklin CountyHamilton County Knox CountyLawrence County Lincoln CountyMadison County Maury CountyMcMinn County Montgomery CountyRutherford County Shelby CountyWarren County Washington CountyWhite County
15 License Exam Categories AGE – Agricultural Ground EquipmentAQW – Aquatic Weed ControlBDC – Bird ControlFUM – FumigationFUS – Fumigation SoilGRC – General Pest and Rodent Control
16 License Exam Categories HLT – Horticultural, Lawn and TurfHRI – Horticultural InteriorWDO – Wood Destroying OrganismsWEC – Weed Right of WayPCC – Pest Control ConsultantPHC – Public Health Mosquito Control
17 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.
18 License Exam Information A license from another state similar to the one youare applying for in TN.
19 License Exam Information The cost of each license exam is $ per category. You may pay bycheck, money order, mastercard or visa.AGE and HLT are approved by the PestControl Board, if qualifications are not met.
20 License Exam Dates January 11-12, 2005 April 12-13, 2005 July 12-13, 2005October 4-5, 2005All applications are due the 10th of themonth preceding the exam.The application due date is not the date of your exam. Read your confirmation letter for your exam date.
21 Website Addresses www.tennessee.gov/agriculture/regulate Click on Ag Inputs & Pesticides; click onDownloadable forms for Certification andLicense Exam applications.To check point status click on Online PesticideSystems and Commercial Applicators.
22 Website Addresses http://eppserver.ag.utk.edu/psep/psep.htm To download the Order Form for Study MaterialOr call at the University ofTennessee in Knoxville.