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2024 Pesticide Recertification Classes:

Register online below or call the office at 828-456-3575. Classes will be held at Haywood County Cooperative Extension, 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville, NC 28786

Want to find out about the latest pesticide courses in Haywood County?

Sign Up for Pesticide Class Text Alerts!

Commercial Applicator Recertification Courses

Course are $10 and require preregistration.

Commercial Courses:

Check back for future dates!

Classes typically held in early spring.

Private Applicator Recertification Courses

Courses are free and require preregistration.

V Credit Courses:

Check back for future dates!

Need a different date or time?

Surrounding counties also have several private and commercial classes scheduled for this year.

Buncombe Recertification Classes

Henderson County Recertification Classes

You can also view all approved continuing education courses on the NCDA&CS website to find an alternate date, time, or location.

Need Landscape Contractor Credits?

Landscape Contractor Recertification Class Dates: Check back for future dates!

Need a pesticide license?

Pesticide licenses are required in order to use restricted use pesticides in the state of North Carolina. You can hold a PRIVATE applicator license for agricultural commodities grown on land you own/rent or a COMMERCIAL applicator license if you earn money from the spraying of pesticides. In order to be licensed you will need to take a pesticide exam.

Haywood County 2024 exam dates are March 20, July 17, and November 13.

Registration and Full List of Exam Dates

In select locations you may register for a pesticide school (2 days) where you take a class prior to the exam. If registering for a pesticide school you do not need a separate registration for the pesticide exam; however, you will need to pay for the exam at the time of the exam. The exam free is separate from the school registration fee.

Pesticide Manuals and Schools

Need recertification?

Private applicator licenses are valid for THREE years and require 2 hours of V credit and 2 hours of X credit by September 30 of the year of renewal.

Commercial applicator licenses are valid for FIVE years and require various hours based on license categories earned in at least two years by June 30 of the year of renewal. More Information on recertification requirements found here.

Not sure how many credits you currently have? Look up your credits on the public portal search page.

Need to dispose of pesticides?

Haywood County Center sponsors a pesticide disposal day every other year (2025). There will be pesticide disposal days in neighboring counties later this year (2024). Check back for future disposal dates which will be posted here as dates are confirmed. If you need to dispose of pesticides prior to that date, please check out the Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program’s event calendar.