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Pesticides Section

Exams and Schools

Call NCDA & CS / Pesticide Section (919)733-3556 to schedule an appointment and to confirm what licensing category is needed.

Four pesticide exams are now available in Spanish: the Private Applicator Exam, the Core Exam, the Ornamental and Turf Exam, and the Designated Trainer Worker Protection Exam.  

ALL EXAMS BEGIN AT 1 P.M. unless otherwise noted. Exams are also held the second day of each School.

Please note:

  • Picture identification such as a driver's license must be shown at the time of the exam.
  • Please bring a number 2 pencil and a hand held calculator.
  • Cellphone or PDA use will not be permitted.
  • All government employees must know the correct name and business mailing address of the agency for which they work.

    Training material may be obtained from NCSU, Department of Horticulture Science, Box 7609, Raleigh, NC 27695, Telephone (919) 515-3113. Click here to visit NCSU's web site for pesticide programs



    2020 Exam Schedule


    Online Registration for Exam

Explanation of the Exam & License Fees

Schools and Manuals are provided by NC State University:

Register Online for Pesticide Schools w/Credit Card

Pesticide School Schedules & Registration

Order Manuals Online with Credit Card

Study Manual Order Form



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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