Pesticide Safety Education Program

The Pesticide Safety Education Program at Clemson University provides training and information for pesticide applicators and county Extension Pesticide Training Coordinators throughout the state.

A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for defoliating or desiccating plants, preventing fruit drop, inhibiting sprouting, or for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any insects, rodents, fungi, bacteria, weeds, or other forms of plant or animal life or viruses, except viruses on or in living man or other animals.

The Virtual Initial Private Pesticide Applicator Training/Exam is available on the 1st and 3rd Mondays and their respective weeks each month. The practice test must be taken by 3:00 PM on Thursday and the exam is offered 9-3 on Fridays. Trainees have one hour to complete the exam after starting it. The registration link only works during weeks the course is open.

Register Here for Initial Private Pesticide Applicator Training

To find information regarding pesticide licensing and exams, visit the Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Upcoming Pesticide Training