UGA Extension Office

Pesticide License

Private Pesticide License

Are you interested in getting your Private Pesticide License?  We can assist you!  Just follow the easy instructions with the link provided.


You are required to obtain Private Pesticide Applicator license if either of the following statements is true (note that you must meet the REQUIREMENT that you will be producing an agricultural, ornamental, or forestryPerson using a pesticide sprayer commodity!):

  • I want to purchase and use a Restricted-Use Pesticide (RUP) on my property or the property of my employer to produce an agricultural, ornamental, or forestry commodity.
  • I want to supervise the use of a Restricted-Use Pesticide (RUP) on my property or the property of my employer to produce an agricultural, ornamental, or forestry commodity.

If you are interested in a Commercial Pesticide Applicator license, visit our Commercial Applicators web page for more information on commercial licensing. If you do not meet the requirements for obtaining either a Private Applicator license or a Commercial Applicator license but wish to know more about properly, safely, and effectively applying pesticides, you may wish to obtain a Georgia Competent Applicators of Pesticides Program (GCAPP) certificate by completing the GCAPP training, which is very similar to the Private Applicator training. See your county Extension office for details.

2021 GTBOP Green Industry Webinar Series

January 14 - Making sense of Pesticide Labels - Dr. Mickey Taylor; and, Invasive adelgids, insecticides and Asian needle ants: Risks to endangered native plants - Dr. Elizabeth McCarty

March 18 Optimizing the use of insect-pathogenic nematodes for turfgrass insect pest management- Dr. Albrecht Koppenhofer; and, Recognizing and combating turfgrass disease issues in the landscape - Dr. Joseph Robert

May 13 - Hard to Kill - Why it is Important to Understand the Mode of Action of Insecticides and Miticides - Dr. Raymond Cloyd; and, Invasive Ornamentals and Non-Invasive cultivars/species - Dr. Gary Knox

July 15 - Managing environmental stresses in the landscape - Dr. Mengmeng Gu; and, Disease management in ornamentals - Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward

September 16 - What should you do if you have a pesticide accident? - Dr. Mickey Taylor; and, Managing ambrosia beetles in nurseries and landscape plantings - Dr. Will Hudson

November 18 - Current research and general management of imported fire ants in nurseries - Dr. Jason Oliver; and, The worse weeds in the landscape and how to control them - Dr. Mark Czarnota

Visit the Center for Urban Agriculture's website for additional information about the Center and all of our activities.


Getting the Best of Pests - Green Industry Webinar 

DATE:  Thursday, January 14, 2021
TIME:  3:00 - 5:00 p.m. U.S. East Coast Time

Registration closes at 2:00 p.m. the day of the webinar.

Announcements will begin at 2:45 p.m.

The webinar begins PROMPTLY at 3:00 p.m.

Click here to Register

CEU'S Awarded for this webinar: 

  • GA - 2 hours Cats 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 31, 35, 41 and 1 hour in 10 (Private)
  • NO CREDIT will be issued for those who do not meet the States mandatory viewing time limitations
The DAY OF the webinar:
  • Log into the webinar using the unique link that appears in the confirmation email or the Join or View Webinar button.
  • Whether watching alone or with a group, each location mustcomplete and return a sign-in sheet(s) to receive CEU credits. Complete the required sign-in sheet and return it via email to immediately following the webinar.
  • Please make sure that when signing in to view the webinar, enter your first and last name.
  • If you must use your phone for audio, make sure your sign-in sheet reflects the phone number that was used.

Keep a copy of the sign-in sheet(s) for your records.