UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Pesticide Testing

Private Pesticide Testing by video is available by appointment -
Monday through Thursday at 1:00 p.m. It will take about 3 to 4 hours of your time. Call Teresa for an appointment (229) 436-7216.

Private Pesticide Testing by CD - We have the Interactive CD, Applying Pesticides Correctly for Private Applicators and GCAPP. You watch it and take the test at the same time. You can do this in our office or you can take a copy of the CD with you to use at home. When you have completed the CD test, print out a certificate, bring it to us along with the CD and we will send your certificate in for your license.

Private Pesticide Testing Online - The Georgia Private Pesticide Applicator Exam may be completed online by going to Please ensure you are connected to a working printer before you begin the exam.  You will be required to print a certificate of completion and take it to your local County Extension Office with the appropriate identification as required by the Department of Agriculture
Your County Extension Office will assist you in your application submission.
Online Exam Instructions: (you need to have a current email address).

Go to
Select Create New Account and complete registration form.
To verify your new account, you need to go to your email site and select the link provided in the email sent to your address.
Enter in PPE2014 when asked for an enrollment key.
Review the 12 videos and take the 3 mini quizzes before taking the final test.   The final test will not be available until you have taken all 3 quizzes.
Successfully complete the final test and then a Certificate of Completion will be available in a link at the bottom of the page.
Print your certificate and take it, along with a signed and notarized affidavit and the required identification to your County Extension Office.

Commercial Pesticide Testing is offered locally at Albany Technical College. George Paul, Horticulture Instructor, is the person to talk with; you can email him at or call (229) 430-3540.

Pesticide License Credit Hours - To check how many credit hours you have or need (and the due date) for your pesticide license you can go to Georgia Dept. of Ag website and enter your name. Or you can call Teresa at (229) 436-7216 and she will find your info for you.
~You can also check for upcoming programs that offer pesticide credits at this same website.

Upcoming Events
May 22 - May 23 ServSafe Manager Training Griffin, GA - (118.0 miles) UGA Spalding County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office.
May 23 UGA Extension Gwinnett Category 24 Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Applicator Training Lawrenceville, GA The program will only cover category 24, ornamental and turf portion of the exam, not the general standards. The training will include hands-on material, handouts and a practice exam.
May 23 - May 24 Manager ServSafe Training Americus, GA - (35.0 miles) This training program certifies food handlers in restaurants, school, hospital and nursing home cafeterias, and other food service businesses to prevent causing or spreading foodborne illness. The ServSafe® Program is a recognized food safety sanitation course developed by The Educational Foundation of The National Restaurant Association
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Extension Publications
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use (B 931) Pesticide and fertilizer recommendations are often made on a pounds per acre and tons per acre basis. While these may be applicable to field production of many crops, orchardists, nurserymen and greenhouse operators often must convert these recommendations to smaller areas, such as row feet, square feet, or even per tree or per pot. Thus pints, cups, ounces, tablespoons and teaspoons are the common units of measure. The conversion is frequently complicated by metric units of measure. This publication is designed to aid growers in making these calculations and conversions, and also provides other data useful in the management, planning and operation of horticultural enterprises.
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