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Commercial/Non-Commercial Pesticide Application Recertification Training (includes Commercial Applicator Technicians)

Recertification Training for Commercial/Non-Commercial Applicators:

Commercial and Non-Commercial applicators that have and want to maintain a license must be retrained (recertified) every 3 years in most cases. 

Two options for commercial/non-commercial applicator recertification:

Option 1: We now have online recertification available at the link below. Follow the directions carefully. The online training will give you a full 3-year certification, but remember that you can only get a 1-year license. Therefore, each year you will have to renew your license via the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s online license renewal form.

 Online Training

Training is  provided by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Please contact Ples Spradley with questions.

Option 2:  Attend an in-person recertification training at one of the following locations. All meetings start at 10:00 a.m. sharp and will end by 3:00 p.m. If you arrive after 10:00 a.m. you will be turned away at the door, so please plan your travel accordingly. 

  • December 14, 2022 at the Brinkley Convention Center
  • January 11, 2023 at the Little Rock State Office
  • January 18, 2023 at the Little Rock State Office

The online training gives a full 5-year certification just like the face-to-face training. 

Please be aware that after you have completed the online training you MUST obtain and fill out a license application forms DP-30 (Individual Commercial License) or DP-27 (Individual Non-Commercial License) and send it along with the required license fee, to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture (formally known as the Arkansas State Plant Board). The DP-30 and DP-27 forms can be downloaded by clicking on the buttons below. 

Download DP-30 License form

Download DP-27 License form

 In-person Recertification Training Registration

Option 3:  Retake the exams.  Contact the Arkansas Department of Agriculture Plant Industries Division, Pesticide Section, for more information. 

Questions about turf and ornamental licensing?

Call Seth Dunlap at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture Plant Industries Division 501-225-1598   

  •  Recertification for Turf & Ornamental Categories ( Class 4, 5, 6, 9A, 9B, 10)

Turf and ornamental applicators who already have a license and need to be recertified before July 1.

Course Content:

  • Class 4-Ornamental Tree and Turf Pest Control
  • Class 5-Weed Control
  • Class 6-Golf Course Pest Control
  • Class 9A- Non- Commercial Ornamental Tree and Turf Pest Control
  • Class 9B- Non-Commercial Weed Control
  • Class 10- Non-Commercial Golf Course Pest Control

Turf and ornamental recertification training date: (Classes:4,5,6,9A,9B,10) 
The meeting is for applicators that already have a license and need to be recertified before July 1.

  • When:   TBA
  • Where: State Extension Service office at 2301 S. University Little Rock, AR 72204.
  • Cost:  $50.00 ( check or money order only), payable at the door.

How to register for turf and ornamental recertification training

You may preregister for the meeting by calling 501-671-2232.

Recertification training for the turf and ornamental categories is  available in January at the following annual meetings:

If you have never had a license in the turf & ornamental, structural, household & rodent, or fumigation categories, contact Seth Dunlap at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture Plant Industries Division for more information ( 501-225-1598).