UGA Extension Office

Pesticide Applicator Training and Certification Information, Pesticide Safety

Do you have a pesticide question? Bug sprays? weed killers? disinfectant?  These answers and lots more information can be found at the National Pesticide Telecommunications Network. Also, Pesticide information including recognition and management of pesticide poisoning. Call toll-free: 1 (800) 858-7878

Are you a state, county, and city Parks & Recreation employee or a Road & Highway crew member or a Georgia Master Gardener or a homeowner who might apply pesticides around the outside of their homes and gardens?

Everyone in Georgia who handles and applies general use or unclassified pesticides should be trained in how to correctly and safely and effectively use pesticides.

The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the University of Georgia’s Pesticide Safety Education Program have developed the Georgia Competent Applicators of Pesticides Program (GCAPP). This training is for all Georgians to learn how to properly, safely, and effectively use pesticides.

Georgia Competent Applicators of Pesticide Program (GCAPP)

Sign up for GCAPP training are outlined on our Homeowner & Public Service Safety Training page.

How to obtain a GA Private Pesticide Applicator license:

UGA Pesticide Safety Education website link: GA Private Pesticide Applicators

Already have a Private Pesticide License? Need info on certification, recertification and pesticide credit hours and programs?

How to obtain a GA Commercial Pesticide Applicator license


Need Re-certification Credit as a GA Commercial Pesticide Applicator?