State of Tennessee Department of Agriculture

pesticide applicator license tennessee

Recertification

The recertification requirements for Commercial Applicators in the State of Tennessee are as follows:

-No more than 50% can be acquired from online training.

-Point assignment is based on one (1) point* per hour of certification in related topics. You may not earn more than 75% of your total point requirement at any one school. Training requirements have been established to meet federal and state guidelines.

-Recertification points will be allowed only for an update on approved topics in your category related to pests, pest control, pesticides, pesticide safety, environmental issues (water quality, endangered species, etc.) and pesticide law and regulations. All points cannot be accrued in one certification year (each Oct. 22 to Oct. 21).

 

For those certified prior to October 21, 2008 & before October 21, 2009 you must accumulate:

Category 1  Agricultural Plant  18pts.
Category 2  Forest Pest Control  12pts.
Category 3 or LHA  Ornamental & Turf  18pts.
Category 4  Seed Treatment  12pts.
Category 5  Aquatic Pest Control  12pts.
Category 6  Right of Way  18pts.
Category 7  Structural Pest Control  30pts.
Category 8  Public Health  18pts.
Category 10  Demo & Research  18pts.
Category 11  Wood Preservatives  9pts.
Category 12  Pesticide Dealer  18pts.
Category 13  Antifouling Paint  9pts.
Category 14  Microbial Pest Control  9pts.
Category 16  Sewer Line Treatment  9pts.

 

For those certified on or after October 21, 2009 & before October 21, 2010 you must accumulate:

Category 1  Agricultural Plant  12pts.
Category 2  Forest Pest Control  8pts.
Category 3 or LHA  Ornamental & Turf  12pts.
Category 4  Seed Treatment  8pts.
Category 5  Aquatic Pest Control  8pts.
Category 6  Right of Way  12pts.
Category 7  Structural Pest Control  20pts.
Category 8  Public Health  12pts.
Category 10  Demo & Research  12pts.
Category 11  Wood Preservatives  6pts.
Category 12  Pesticide Dealer  12pts.
Category 13  Antifouling Paint  6pts.
Category 14  Microbial Pest Control  6pts.
Category 16  Sewer Line Treatment  6pts.

 

For those certified on or after October 21, 2010 & before April 21, 2011 you must accumulate:

Category 1  Agricultural Plant  6pts.
Category 2  Forest Pest Control  4pts.
Category 3 or LHA  Ornamental & Turf  6pts.
Category 4  Seed Treatment  4pts.
Category 5  Aquatic Pest Control  4pts.
Category 6  Right of Way  6pts.
Category 7  Structural Pest Control  10pts.
Category 8  Public Health  6pts.
Category 10  Demo & Research  6pts.
Category 11  Wood Preservatives  3pts.
Category 12  Pesticide Dealer  6pts.
Category 13  Antifouling Paint  3pts.
Category 14  Microbial Pest Control  3pts.
Category 16  Sewer Line Treatment  3pts.

 

Continuing Education

The following courses and appropriate continuing education points have been approved by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

  • Pesticide Applicator Safety – 1 pt in all categories
  • Environmental Protection – 1 pt in all categories
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Its Role in Pesticide Application – 1 pt in all categories
  • Managing Pesticide Drift – 1 pt in all categories
  • Pesticide Families – 1 pt in all categories
  • Texas Department of Agriculture Laws and Regulations – 1 pt in all categories NEW!
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) – 1 pt in all categories
  • Beetles that Attack Wood: Identifying Beetles That Will Reinfest – 1 pt in categories 7, 10 and 12
  • Beetles that Attack Wood: Identifying Beetles That Will Not Reinfest – 1 pt in categories 7, 10 and 12
  • The Eastern Subterranean Termite- 1 pt in categories 7, 10 and 12
  • Life History and Habits of Carpenter Ants – 1 pt In categories 7, 10, and 12
  • Facets of IPM in Field Crops – 1 pt in categories 1, 10 and 12
  • Grasshoppers on Pastures and Rangeland – 1 pt in categories 1, 10 and 12
  • The Greenbug – 1 pt in categories 1, 10 and 12 NEW!
  • Sorghum Midge – 1 pt in categories 1, 10 and 12 NEW!
  • Insect Pests That Attack Cotton-The Boll Weevil – 1 pt in categories 1, 10 and 12
  • Insect Pests That Attack Cotton – The Cotton Fleahopper – 1 pt in categories 1, 10 and 12
  • Know Your Cotton Plant – 1 pt in categories 1, 10 and 12
  • Principles of IPM in Field Crops – 1 pt in categories 1, 10 and 12
  • Principles of Pest Control on Lawn and Turf – 1 pt In category 3, 10 and 12
  • Sucking Pests of Ornamental Shrubs – 1 pt in categories 3, 10 and 12
  • Recognition and Control of Some Small Vertebrate Pests Small Mammals – 1 pt in categories 7, 8, 10 and 12
  • Identifying Cockroaches In and Around the Home – 1 pt In categories 7, 8, 10, and 12
  • Fleas Life Cycle, Habits, and Control – 1 pt in categories 3, 7, 8, 10 and 12 NEW!