Certified Pesticide Applicator

This 24-hour course is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills required to pass the required exam for licensure as a State of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator. Following the course, students receive a certificate of completion. After successfully passing the state exam CORE & subcategories, students will receive a State License allowing them to use restricted chemicals.

This three-day training will cover the Commercial Applicator Core principles, Category 3A – Turfgrass Pest Management, Category 3B – Ornamental Pest Management.

Group discounts are available – call to find out more information, 313.221.5876

Course Facts:

Course Duration: 24 Hours

License Fees: $75 for Commercial Applicator

Testing Fees: $50 for Commercial Applicator

Course Materials: Students enrolled in this course will receive a comprehensive study guide covering the course lectures and exam materials. Hands-on demonstrations and best practices will be covered during the course.

Individuals must be 18 years of age or older.

Pesticide Applicator Certification/Registration Application


Job Opportunities:
Commercial Pesticide Application is a high-growth, high-demand area in the landscaping industry.

Wages can range from $12 -$18 / hr for entry level applicators.
Individuals must pass a minimum of two exams.
1. The general standard exam (CORE); and

2. A minimum of one category and/or subcategory exam in the applicant’s area of pesticide application. Additional standards are required for individuals who use fumigant pesticides or apply pesticides by aircraft.

Submit the completed application and appropriate fee.

We also can provide additional training in the following areas:

Category 1A – Field Crop Pest Management

Category 1D – Livestock Pest Management

Category 6 – Right of Way

Category 7A – General Pest Management

Category 7B – Wood Destroying Organisms Management

Category 9 – Regulatory Pest Management

This class prepares students for work in the landscaping industry with a specialty license to use restricted chemicals.