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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

Aquatic

Core

50

100

$20.00

$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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

Regulatory   50 $20.00

 

 

 

K

 

 

 

Agricultural Pest Control - Animal
For pesticide applicators applying pesticides to animals and places where animals are confined.  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

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

Ornamental & Turf

Core

 50

100

$20.00

$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

Seed Treatment

Core

 

50

100

$20.00

$50.00

 

 

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

Demonstration & Research

Core

Category

 25

100

50

$20.00

$50.00

$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

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

N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core

Aerial Methods

Core

Category

50

100

50

$50.00

$50.00

$20.00

S

Soil Fumigation (Commercial)

For pesticide applicators using fumigant pesticides injected or applied to soils or growing media. This category excludes fumigation of raw agricultural commodities.

 

Soil Fumigation

N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core

 

Soil Fumigation

Core

50

100

$20.00

$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,
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 CorePrivate Applicator  50 $10.00
Z (SF)

Private Soil Fumigation

For pesticide applicators, or their employees, using fumigants injected or applied to soils or growing media. This category excludes fumigation of raw agricultural commodities.

Soil Fumigation

N.C. Pesticide Applicator Certification Core

Private Soil Fumigation

Private Applicator

50

50

$10.00

$10.00

 

NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and 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



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