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Alabama Pesticide Information

Alabama Private Applicator Permit

What is a private applicator?

A private applicator uses or supervises the use of any restricted use pesticide for producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented or on the property of another person if applied without compensation

Who needs a private applicator permit?

  • farmers
  • nursery owners
  • pond owners
  • forested land owners

Materials & Qualifications

The private applicator study materials can be picked up at your local county Extension office, downloaded or ordered at the ACES Store website.

  • Must be able to read and comprehend the subject matter in English—no tests are given orally
  • Must obtain a passing grade of 70 percent or higher on the test
  • Must successfully complete training and testing, then submit an application for a permit.

How to obtain your Private Applicator License

Option #1

Beginning January 1, 2014 - Cost: $20*

  • Contact your county Extension office to register for the next training course available.
  • Statewide training/testing dates will be January 1–September 30 of each year
  • No training courses will be offered October 1st–December 31 of any year.

* An additional $25 fee must be forwarded by the applicant to the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) to receive the permit.

Click here for the complete list of available training/testing courses in the state.
Locate the nearest available training course to your county from the drop down list.

Locate the nearest available training course to your Region on the map.

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Option #2

Beginning January 1, 2014 - Cost: $10*

  • If unable to attend a training session, applicants shall secure the appropriate training manual, permit application, and schedule a testing date with the nearest Cooperative Extension System office.

* An additional $25 fee must be forwarded by the applicant to the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) to receive the permit.

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Option #3

Beginning January 1, 2014 - Cost: $60

($25 Permit Fee Included)

FAQs about the Private Applicator Online Training Program
  • The private applicator training course can be taken online here. A certificate and application can be printed and mailed to ADAI at the end of each course with a grade of 70 or above.
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