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2021 Pesticide Classes & Schools

  • Turf and Ornamental Test Prep Class

    • Do you have someone who needs to get a Category L Turf and Ornamentals pesticide license? If so, we will be teaching a Turf and
      Ornamentals Test Preparation Class on August 4, 2021, from 8 a.m.–noon. We will cover the material included in the Turf and Ornamental book. The cost is $10.00. Call our office at (828) 697-4891 to register. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will provide testing opportunities at the Mountain State Fairgrounds on August 10 and November 9.
  • 2021 Henderson County Pesticide Recertification Classes

    Private Applicator “V” Training (In-Person Tentatively): This course will cover the two-hours of required pesticide safety information required to recertify a NC private applicator pesticide license.

    • Date: September 14, 2021
      Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
      Location: Henderson County Center, 100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792
      Registration Information: CLICK HERE!
    • Date: September 16, 2021
      Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
      Location: Henderson County Center, 100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792
      Registration Information: CLICK HERE!
      Read more at: a.m.-12 p.m./

Questions concerning these programs should be directed to the Henderson County Cooperative Extension Office:(828) 697-4891.

2021 Online Pesticide Schools and State Wide Courses

Check out the 2021 Pesticide School Registration Form for information about the Spring 2021 Pesticide Schools. Click Here to see the list of Upcoming Pesticide Schools and Exam Locations.

Check the NCDA Course Calendar to Find all Upcoming Pesticide Recertification Courses in NC.

Paraquat training is also currently available online at  Applicators will need to register on the site, watch a 45-minute video presentation, and complete a quiz (final assessment). A certification of completion is awarded with a 100% quiz score (unlimited re-attempts allowed).

Personal Protective Equipment Guidance for Pesticide Applicators during COVID-19

The NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services – Pesticide Section and NC Department of Labor – Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau have been working with the NC Agromedicine Institute to develop guidance for pesticide applicators & handlers regarding the use of PPE amidst COVID-19. The guidance is attached in English and Spanish.



EPA Guidance for Respirator Fit Test Exemption and PPE Shortage Under COVID Restrictions. Offical Guidance Document.

The following is the complete guidance from EPA and is in effect until further notice: