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*Instructions for checking your license status and category certifications:*



1. GA DEPARTMENT OF AG http://agr.georgia.gov



2. Menu to the right of the commissionerís picture, place your curser on *
divisions*



3. When the next menu box opens up, place your curser over *plant industry* (at
the end of the menu)



4. When the next menu box opens up, place your curser over *pesticides *(half
way down menu)



5. Click on *pesticides*



6. Youíll see the contact information on your right



7. Scroll half way down to *licenses, compliance information, forms and
facts*

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8. Click on *pesticide applicator licensing and certification*

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9. Youíll see links that will allow you to view your record page by
entering your last name or license number. This page will contain your
issue date, the categories you are certified in, your expiration date, and
the credit hours you have accumulated toward recertification.



*Links to Instructional Training Materials for initial certification:

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1.      Georgia Pest Management Handbook        http://www.ent.uga.edu/pmh/

(for general commercial license)

2.      Worker Protection Standard
http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/htc.html

(for category 40)

3.      Demonstration and Research
https://www.gapestexam.com/examInfo.cfm

and Plant Agriculture                                   *  training
materials are listed under

(for categories 21 and 33)                               *Commercial
Applicators Examination*

                                                                        heading
at the above link



*For initial certification as a whole or just a needed category:*



1.      Collect training materials at above links

2.      Study training materials until you are confident you can pass the
test.

3.      Go to gapestexam.com <https://www.gapestexam.com/index.cfm>

a.       Create an account

b.      Tabs across the top enable you to look at testing sites, read
category information, secure training materials, and register for a test.



*For recertification needed to maintain current license:*

1.      Go through step 8 above.**

2.      At *pesticide applicator licensing and certification *page, choose*
*Pesticide Applicator Recertification
Courses<http://www.kellysolutions.com/GA/Applicators/Courses/courseindex.htm>
**

3.      This site will allow you to search courses by title, category, or
location. Each course listed has the number of credit hours and the
categories that those credit hours can apply toward.



*Attached are the recertification forms for commercial and private
pesticide license.*




Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032
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