Link to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Pesticide Services (VDACS OPS) website for full instructions and description:  https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pesticide-registered-technician.shtml

Summarized Instructions:

  1. Order the Core Manual
  2. Study the Core Manual
  3. Receive at least 40 hours of training on the safe and proper application of pesticides under direct, on-site supervision of a Certified Commercial Applicator
  4. Complete Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Pesticide Services (VDACS OPS) application: https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pdf/technicianpacket.pdf
  5. Once  Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Pesticide Services (VDACS OPS) sends you an authorization letter, take a touch screen exam at a local DMV
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