UGA Extension Office

Pesticide Applicators License

Pesticide Safety Education Program

Once you access the website link above, choose one of the categories in the menu bar for more information.

Before you begin, please make sure you have a valid email address and access to a working printer.

If you would like us to assist with the application, you will need to bring the following items to the Extension office:
  • a printed copy of your certificate from the Pesticide Certification Training
  • Private Pesticide Applicator's License Application
  • One form of Secure and Verifiable documentation (Driver's License, U.S. Passport, Birth Certificate, or other form of I.D - same documentation you will present for affidavit)
We will submit your paperwork to the Georgia Department of Agriculture and you should receive your license shortly thereafter.
How long does a Private Pesticide Applicator license last and how do I renew it?
  • The initial Private Applicator license is good for five years.
  • Currently three hours of recertification credits must be earned no later than 90 days before your license expires.
  • If you fail to earn sufficient recertification credits before your license expires, you must repeat the Private Applicator Training Program.
  • To renew a Private Applicator license, you must earn three (3) hours of recertification credits every five years.  No more than 1 hour may be from webinar attendance.
  • Recertification credits can be earned by attending certain growers' meetings given by county Extension offices or by attending short courses and other meetings or viewing video recordings of those meetings that have been approved by the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Pesticides office.
Credit hours can be earned by attending any of our local production meetings. If you are not currently on our mailing list and would like to be added, please email our office at or call our office at 229-776-8216
A searchable database available through the Georgia Department of Agriculture where you can search by applicator last name, license number, or commercial license category. Approved online classes are listed on this web page as well. In addition, there is a searchable database for recertification courses by course title, course date, or commercial category.