Pesticide Recertification Opportunities 2020-2021

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Agents in Wilkes, Surry, Stokes, Yadkin, and Forsyth Counties are partnering to deliver pesticide recertification opportunities for license holders in the region. Many of these will be held virtually via the Zoom platform, while some offer a limited in-person class option. Those outside the region are welcome to join virtual meetings.

To receive credit for attending a virtual meeting, applicators must provide license information as required and have their cameras on for the duration of the meeting.

Registration is required for ALL classes.

Below is the schedule of classes, with venue/format and credits offered, as well as registration links. Please note that registration is not yet open for some events. Please contact your local Cooperative Extension Center with any questions.

August 17, 2021 – 2 hr X + V meetings

Virtual via Zoom

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – 2 hr V class. Visit the Eventbrite Page to register.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – 2 hr X class (X, O, N, D credit categories offered). Visit the Eventbrite page to register.

August 24, 2021- Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training- Stokes County

Offering 4 hr credits towards A, B, D, G,H, I ,K,L, M,N,X license categories

Register via the Eventbrite page

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Past meetings

December 1, 2020 – Pesticide Class with Landscape Focus

9–11 a.m.Credits offered: 2 hrs L,N,D,X,O and 1 hr H, G

December 10, 2020 -Pesticide Class with Landscape Focus, 9 – 11 a.m.

Pesticide credits: 2 hours of A, B, D, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, T, X; North Carolina landscape contractor’s credits: 2 hours technical

January 12, 2020- Piedmont Winter Grains Meeting, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Click here for more information.

January 13, 3030 – Tobacco GAP Meeting

Forsyth County Extension Center. Contact the Forsyth County Extension Center for more information: 336-703-2850.

January 21, 2020 – Hemp Meeting and Research Update

8 a.m.–noon

Research update from NC State Extension specialists on: hemp strain trial results, pest and disease management updates, drying and post-harvest information. Plus, a panel featuring growers and industry professionals. One hour (N,D,O,X) pesticide credit will be available for licensed applicators ).

February 9, 2021 – “V” Training for Private Applicators

1- 3  p.m.

2 hours V credit offered

Click this link to join the meeting.

February 18, 2021- “V” Training for Private Applicators

6–8 p.m.

2 hours V credit offered

Virtual meeting only, via Zoom

Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Click here to register through Eventbrite.

March 4, 2021 – Brushy Mountain Tree Fruit Meeting

Held virtually via Zoom. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 2 N,D,O,X credits offered (pending approval). Pre-registration is required. A limited number of seats will be available at the Wilkes County Extension Center for viewing the meeting, for those who cannot do so from home.

All state, NC State, and county COVID-19 protocols will be enforced.

See this page for more information.

March 11, 2021 – Vineyard Manager Update

Virtual via Zoom

9 a.m.–noon

2 N,D,O,X credits offered. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register click here.

April 6, 2021 – 2 hr X + V meetings

Virtual via Zoom (with possible limited in-person in Stokes County)

10 a.m.–noon – 2 hr X class

1–3 p.m. – 2 hr V class

For more information and to register for one or both classes, see here.


**Important: If your certification expires in 2020, 5 self-paced online training opportunities are available for a limited time. These online training sessions are NOT an option and you will NOT receive credit if your certification date is any year other than 2020. These classes cannot be repeated for additional credit. Cost: $15/each. Each class will earn 1 hour of pesticide credit in the following categories: A, B, D, G, H, K, I, L, M, O, N, T, and X. REMINDER: In order to recertify, your credits cannot all be earned in the same calendar year.**

These are available at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Pesticide Sections page.

Remember that private applicators who needed to rectify in 2020 have until November 30, 2020, to complete all credits. There may be online opportunities to do so. This page shows all upcoming recertification classes.