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 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.
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.