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CHECK YOUR CERTIFICATION POINT STANDING: website below, you can use your certification number, social security last four or last name to access.


TN Department of Agriculture - Regulatory Services - downloadable forms

Forms for exams, licnese, charter, certification cards and study materials along with other items may be found by going to this web site:


2013 Board & License Exam dates: January 15th & 16th, April 9th & 10th, July 16th &17th, October 8th & 9th.  The Licensing Board always meets on the Monday before the license exams.  More iinformation on pdf file:

License exam dates 2013

**CERTIFICATION INFORMATION: Anyone holding an active certification MUST have accrued a least 1 ceu in that category BEFORE October 21, 2012, because you cannot earn all your required ceu's in only one certification year. Even if you become certified in October of this year, you still MUST earn 1 ceu before October 21st. Applicators becoming certified after October 21, 2013 within the 3rd year of the certification cycle, must earn ceu's at more than one meeting because you cannot earn more than 75% of your total point requirement at any one school. If you should have any questions, please give our certification section a call 615-837-5232

http://psep.utk.edu find: Training Dates, Study Materials, Study Material Order Forms, TDA Forms & Fact Sheets, Upcoming Meetings and more for certification and licensing.PESTICIDE SAFETY AND EDUCATION PROGRAM found at

Pesticide Certification Core Study Material has been updated January 1, 2010. It can now be obtained by mail form & Payment . mail to:
To: Pesticide Safety Education Program - 2431 Joe Johnson Dr, 205 PSB - Knoxville, TN 37996-4560 phone (865) 674-7138 Fax (865) 974-8868 Web: http://agriculture.tennessee.edu/emarketplace  you can find pricing information here

TO GET SCHEDULED FOR AN EXAM: call 615-837-5148 or visit the website at www.tn.gov/agriculture  to get your application under downloadable forms. The fee to take the certification exam is $15.

Rules of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries - Chapter 0080-6-14 Pest Control Operators:

Rules & Regs

Rule change on Round Up (Glyphosate) and Lawn Maintenance

GlyphosateEffective July 29, 2009


On April 14, 2011 Governor Haslam approved the changes for House Bill 1240 regarding 61-21-102 (22) which now reads as listed. This change became effective on April 14, 2011.

"Under the direct supervision" means any application or sale of a pesticide by a certified applicator acting under the instructions and control of a private applicator, or commercial pest control operator who is available if and when needed, if the applicator or operator is physically present or in the direct communication by conventional means of communications.


Proposed Rule Changed

Proposed disclosure of treatment draft

Pesticide Spraying on Waters.The pesticide-spraying language, taken from a bill (H.R. 872) that passed by the House in March 2011, would bar the agency from requiring National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits for pesticides that already are registered for use, sale, and distribution under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.

That bill was approved in June 2011 by the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, but it stalled after Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) placed a hold on the legislation.

The NPDES permitting requirements took effect Oct. 31, 2011, after a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned a regulation allowing permitting exemptions for farmers and public health officials who apply pesticides on or near water (National Cotton Council v. EPA, 553 F.3d 927, 68 ERC 1129 (6th Cir., 2009); (212 DER A-37, 11/2/11).


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