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Commercial Applicator Recertification Schedules

In-Person Recertification Training Resumes with Modifications

We are resuming in-person recertification training, beginning with the October 6, 2020, class in Raymond. The October 14, 2020, class in Biloxi has been cancelled but keep watching this webpage for further information on upcoming classes in 2020. The 2021 recertification training schedule will be announced in mid-November.

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 social distancing guidelines (participants must remain 6 feet apart). The use of face coverings will be required at all indoor and outdoor Extension events until further notice. Complete a registration form online to reserve a seat in a class. If mailing a payment, include a printed copy of the registration form.

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 social distancing guidelines. Note: The October 14, 2020, Biloxi training and testing sessions have been cancelled.


2020 Commercial Applicator Recertification Schedules





Thursday, January 9, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 
Thursday, October 8, 2020

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


Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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



Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 

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


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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

Phone 601-857-2284


Thursday, February 6, 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 
Thursday, November 12, 2020

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


Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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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