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Commercial Applicator Recertification Schedules

In-Person Recertification Training Resumes with Modifications

We are resuming in-person recertification training but advise that the schedule may change at any time as COVID-19 guidelines for meetings evolve. Please preregister as early as you can and visit this site for updates on a regular basis. If you preregister for an event we have to cancel, we will notify you and help you reserve a seat in a later class or find alternative means to recertify.

Recertification training begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Preregistration for recertification training is required because class size is limited at all locations to meet physical distancing guidelines. The use of face coverings is encouraged, but not required, at indoor Extension events until further notice unless the county or municipality where the event takes place is under a mask mandate. Complete a registration form online to reserve a seat in a class. If mailing a payment, include a printed copy of the registration form and make checks payable to MSU Extension.

Please contact the Mississippi Pesticide Safety Education Program ( | telephone (662) 325-5829, (662) 325-0795) if you have questions or need further instructions. If you have specific questions regarding the status of your license or certification, including any extension you may have received, contact the Bureau of Plant Industry at (662) 325-3390.

Certification Testing

Exams for individuals seeking first-time certification will be given at all locations according to the schedule below (training is only for applicators who need to be recertified). Testing sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. The use of face coverings will be required. Seating is limited to meet physical distancing guidelines. 

2021 Commercial Applicator Recertification Schedules





Thursday, January 14, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Recertification Training
Extension Building (next to Shelter Insurance)
394 Hwy 51 South, Batesville, MS 38606 (Map/Directions)

Panola County Extension Office
245-C Eureka Street (Map/Directions)
Phone 662-563-6260


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Coastal Research and Extension Center
1815 Popp's Ferry Road (Map/Directions)
Phone 228-388-4710



Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 

Forrest County Extension Office
952 Sullivan Drive (Map/Directions)
Phone 601-545-6083


Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Central MS Research and Extension Center
1320 Seven Springs Road (Map/Directions)

Phone 601-857-2284


Thursday, February 11, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021 
Thursday, August 12, 2021 
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Delta Research and Extension Center
82 Stoneville Rd. (Map/Directions)
Phone 662-686-9311


Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

North MS Research and Extension Center
5421 Hwy. 145 South (Map/Directions)
Phone 662-566-2201

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Filed Under: Agriculture, Pesticide Applicator Certification, Coronavirus May 11, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- There is a new online pathway for agricultural producers and applicators to obtain pesticide use certification.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service Pesticide Safety Education Program, in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC), has launched an online Private Applicator Certification program in Mississippi.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Insects-Crop Pests, Weed Control for Crops, Pesticide Applicator Certification, Weed Control March 6, 2020

The Dicamba Applicator Training required for individuals who plan to apply dicamba herbicide products in Xtend cropping systems is open online and scheduled at several sites across Mississippi.

The online modules are available at

The face-to-face workshops will be March 16-17 in Tunica, Coahoma, Hinds, Lee and Washington counties.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Farming, Pesticide Applicator Certification, Waste Management February 25, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Farmers in Monroe and Tunica counties can dispose of unused hazardous agricultural products at two separate events.

The Waste Pesticide Disposal events, organized by the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will accept insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. Household chemicals, rinsates, and empty and bulk containers will not be accepted.

Filed Under: Crops, Pesticide Applicator Certification February 26, 2019

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Dicamba Applicator Training required for individuals who plan to apply dicamba herbicide products in Xtend cropping systems has been opened online and scheduled at several sites in the Delta and north Mississippi.

Filed Under: Pesticide Applicator Certification, Insects, Turfgrass and Lawn Management January 4, 2019

Agricultural professionals are invited to attend the 2019 General Pest Management Workshop Jan. 24 at the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Raymond.

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