Pesticide Education and Safety Program


Vermont Certified Pesticide Applicator Categories

By regulation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established 10 categories of certification for applicators.

Private Commercial
1. Animal and Livestock 1a. Agriculture-Plant
2. Tree Fruit 1b. Agriculture-Animal
3. Small Fruit and Vegetable 2. Forest Pest Control
4. Plant Propagation 3a. Ornamental and Shade Tree
5. Aquaculture

3b. Turf

6. Field Crops 4. Seed Treatment
  5. Aquatic
  6. Right of Way
  7a. Structural and Rodent
  7b. Mosquito and Biting Fly
  7c. Food Processing
  7d. Wood Preservation
  7e. Cooling Towers and Antimicrobials
  8. Public Health
  9. Regulatory
  10. Demonstration, Research and Sales
  11. Aerial
  12. Worker Protection Standard


Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. If you require special accommodations or financial assistance to participate in this program, please contact Ann Hazelrigg at (802) 656-0493 so we may assist you.