Private Pesticide Certification Exam Information

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is designated as the state's lead agency in the regulation of pesticide use and application. If you are interested in taking the exam to obtain your private pesticide license you will have to contact either the Opelousas office at 337-948-0230 or the Baton Rouge office at 225-922-1924 or click here to be connected to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry website for additional information.

You will have to fill out an application for testing and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry is the only agency designated to administer the exam. A link for the application can be found on the right side of this page as well as a link for the study pesticide core manual, which is sold through the LSU AgCenter.

By clicking the link below you will be directed to the application that you need to fill out and submit to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry in order to take your exam.

Application for Commercial and Private Pesticide Exam

Exam applications should call a parish office in advance to verify if a core manual is currently available at that office. At this time the Evangeline Parish office has no manuals available for applicants but you can use the link below to purchase a manual.

The cost is $30.00 plus tax. The private pesticide applicator certification exam study manual is a great professional reference, and it contains practice exams and answers.

National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual

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