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Listed below are the pesticide license categories, their explanations, study materials needed, exams required, and the number of questions on the required exams.

  Category Explanation Study Manuals Needed Exams Required Number of Questions Price of Exam
A

Aquatic Pest Control
For pesticide applicators purposefully applying pesticides to standing or running water (ponds, lakes, and streams). 

Aquatic, 
N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core,

Manual Order Form (pdf)

Aquatic

50

$20.00
Core 100 $50.00
B Public Health Control
For applicators using pesticides outdoors to protect human health, (e.g. fogging for mosquitoes, spraying outside for flies, controlling roots in sewers).
Public Health Pest. Control,
N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core,

Manual Order Form (pdf)

Public Health

 

Core

50

 

100

$20.00

 

$50.00

 

 

D

 

 

Dealer
For persons selling or offering to sell restricted use pesticides to a certified end user.

Pesticide Dealer,
N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core,

Manual Order Form (pdf)

Dealer
50
$50.00

 

 

G

 

 

Forest Pest Control
For pesticide applicators using pesticides in forests,forest nurseries, and forest seed-producing areas.  Ornamental tree applicators need to test for the ornamental and turf pest control category.

Forest Pest Control,
N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core,

 Manual Order Form (pdf)

 

 

Forest

 

Core

 

 

50

 

100

 

$20.00

 

$50.00

 

 

H

 

 

Right-of-Way Pest Control
For applicators using pesticides in the maintenance of public roads, electric powerlines, pipelines, railway rights-of-way, or other similar areas.

Right of Way,
N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core,

 Manual Order Form (pdf)

Right of Way

 

Core

 50

 

100

$20.00

 

$50.00

 

 

I

 

 

Regulatory Pest Control
For persons working with quarantine or eradication programs involving regulated pests such as fire ants, witchweed, and gypsy moth.  Usually, applicators in this category are state or federal employees.
Regulatory Pest Control,
N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core,

 Manual Order Form (pdf)

Regulatory   50 $20.00

 

 

 

K

 

 

 

Agricultural Pest Control - Animal
For pesticide applicators applying pesticides to animals.  Separate manuals and exams are available for livestock, pets and poultry.
Pests of Live Stock,
Ectoparasites of Pets,
Poultry Pest Management
N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core,

 Manual Order Form (pdf)

Ag Pest Animal

Core

 50

100

$20.00

$50.00

Pet Grooming

Core

 50

100

$20.00

$50.00

Poultry

Core

50

100

$20.00

$50.00

 

 

L

 

 

 

Ornamental & Turf Pest Control
For pesticide applicators using pesticides in the maintenance and production of ornamentals, shade trees, and turf. This category includes commercial pesticide application work on home lawns, public grounds, parks, shade trees, golf courses, cemeteries, and in greenhouses.

Ornamental & Turf,
N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core,

Manual Order Form (pdf)

Ornamental & Turf  50 $20.00
Core  100 $50.00

 

M

 

Seed Treatment
For persons applying pesticides (usually insecticides, fungicides, or bactericides) to seed held for resale.
Seed Treatment,
N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core,

 Manual Order Form (pdf)

Seed Treatment  50 $20.00

 

 

N

 

 

 

Demonstration & Research
For persons who apply pesticides as part of a field demonstration or research program.  University and chemical company personnel fall into this category.  Each person licensed in demonstration and research must be licensed in one or more specialty category.
Demonstration & Research

 Manual Order Form (pdf)

Demonstration & Research  25 $20.00

 

 

O

 

 

Agricultural Pest Control - Plant
For pesticide applicators, applying pesticides in farm situations, such as to fumigate plant beds or apply pesticides to vegetable, fruit, nursery or field crops, and greenhouses.
Ag. Pest Control Plant,
N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core,

 Manual Order Form (pdf)

 

Ag. Pest -Plant

 

Core

 

 50

 

100

 

$20.00

 

$50.00

 

 

P

 

 

Aerial Methods
For pesticide applicators applying pesticides using agricultural aircraft.  An aerial applicator can be certified in any specialty category except seed treatment, wood treatment, and ag pest-animal.
Aerial Applications

 Manual Order Form (pdf)

Aerial Methods  25 $50.00

 

T

 

Wood Preservation and Wood Products Treatment
For pesticide applicators using restricted use pesticides to preserve wood and/or wood products.
The Preservation of Wood,
N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core,

Manual Order Form (pdf)

Wood Treatment  50 $20.00

 

V/ X

 

Private Pesticide Applicator (Safety Training) 
 For pesticide applicators, or their employees, using restricted use pesticides for the purpose of growing an agricultural commodity on lands they either own or rent.
N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core

Manual Order Form (pdf)

Private Applicator  50 $10.00

 

 

NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticide Division, James W. Burnette, Jr., Director
Mailing Address: 1090 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1090
Physical Address: 2109 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 733-3556 ; FAX: (919) 733-9796