Pesticide Application Recertification


Private Certification is valid for three years, and Commercial Certification is valid for one year. After this period of time, you must demonstrate that you remained in compliance with changes, and Recertify. To Recertify you can either retake the exam or collect the required number of recertification hours.

Hours Needed for Recertification:

Private Applicators need three (3) recertification hours every three (3) years.

Commercial Applicators need the following hours every year to renew:

Commercial Applicator Categories
Hours
1A
Agricultural
8
1B
Agricultural Animal
4
1C
Fumigation of Soils/Ag Commodities
4
02
Forest
4
03
Ornamental & Turf
8
04
Seed Treatment
2
5A
Aquatic
4
5B
Antifouling Paint
2
06
Right-of-Way
4
     
Industrial, Institutional, Structural & Health Related
7A
General Pest Control
18
7B
Wood Destroying Pest Control
18
7C
Fumigation (non-agricultural)
4
7D
Wood Preservatives
4
7E
Institutional and Maintenance
18
7F
Cooling Towers
4
7G
Miscellaneous
4
08
Public Health
4
09
Regulatory
4
10
Demonstration and Research
8



Where You Get Hours

Applicators may find programs to obtain the recertification training necessary to renew their pesticide applicator certification by viewing our online site containing applicator courses. You may also visit the Delaware Cooperative Extension Horticulture Short Courses for additional information on acquiring hours.  These sites are updated regularly with the programs, conferences and seminars that have been approved by the Department of Agriculture for pesticide applicator certification.

Attending Programs Not Pre-Authorized

If you attend a program that was not pre-authorized for recertification hours, you may still get credit. This only applies to open recertification meetings. Send in a copy of the program and verification of attendance to:

Michael (Ben) Coverdale, Pesticide Compliance
Pesticide Certification & Training Specialist (Agricultural Specialist),
E-mail: michael.coverdale@state.de.us
Business Phone: (302) 698-4575

Credit may be awarded if the material covered at least one of the following topics/issues: pesticide safety, pesticides and the environment, pest information, methods of control or pesticide information.

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