Obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator License

Sara Shields  |  8/23/2014 1:31:42 AM

Obtaining a Private Pesticide Applicator License

Prior to submitting an application for the Advanced Louisiana Master Gardener Program, you must obtain your Private Pesticide Applicator License.

Step 1. Order the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual. Manuals may be purchased online or by contacting the Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator.

Step 2. Schedule to take the pesticide test through the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

To schedule your testing time, complete the following information on the attached form and send to address in bold on the bottom of the form.

Under Purpose: select if initial or retesting

Under Role: Private Pesticide Applicator

Exam Site: Where you want to take the test depending on where you are in the state

Exam Requested: Private Pesticide Applicator

You will then be contacted by LDAF to set a date and time for PPA exam at the location you chose on the form.

Step 3. Travel to the LDAF office to take your exam. A score of 70 percent or higher is considered passing.

Step 4. Upon passing you will receive a notice from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry requesting payment for your license. Once your payment has been received, your Private Pesticide Applicator card will be mailed.

Step 5. You have the option to recertify your Private Pesticide Applicator License every three years for it to remain active. Recertification classes are held between January 1 and March 31 each year. You will be notified by your local extension agent as to when and where recertification classes will be held.

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