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Please note: Ground Application (Mode of Application) is required as part of other Commercial Pesticide Categories. This is not a stand alone permit. If you are looking for more information regarding Permits that require Ground Mode of Application Application testing see: Agricultural Pest Control – Plant Permit, Aquatic Pest Control Permit, Forest Pest Control Permit, Public Health Permit, and Right of Way Permit.

You will find these categories require a Mode of Application Test (Aerial or Ground Equipment).

Click on the text to link to materials and forms. When necessary the link will bring you to the Alabama Department of Agriculture or to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Store Website to purchase manuals.

Exam Information

Ground Equipment Test  – 50 Questions  –  Cost of Exam is $75.00

In addition to testing at the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries in Montgomery, Computer-based testing is available on a weekly basis at eight testing sites in the state of Alabama. Cost of exams for this method is $125.00 per exam. You may sign up to take the online exams by clicking this link or by visiting visiting http://apply.adaitesting.com; once approved, you will receive an approval email from the Alabama Department of Agriculture.

Study Material Required for This Category

Ground Pesticide Application Located in Chapter 9 of General Standards

Requirements and Other Forms You May Need

Visit the Alabama Department of Agriculture website and scroll down to their Forms and Documents, download these specific forms for this category

Visit the Custom Applicators portion of their website for some Custom Specific Forms you may need.

 

 

Visit the Alabama Department of Ag and Industries website for more information.

Note: This information is created, published, and updated by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and is shared by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Pesticide Safety Education Program as is, for your information. Please direct any questions to the Alabama  Department of Agriculture and Industries. 

Testing Information for Professional Service Examinations

Thank you for your interest in taking the Tree Surgery (TS) exam, which is administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture (ADAI). There are two ways to test in this category:

  • The most convenient way to test is to take a computer-based exam at one of our testing sites. Tests are given on a weekly basis, and we have testing centers in Athens, Auburn, Birmingham, Hanceville, Headland, Millbrook, Mobile, and Pelham. The fee for a computer-based exam is $125 per exam ($75 state fee plus $50 administrative fee). To sign up for an exam, please visit http://apply.adaitesting.com to submit your application, being sure to include a qualification statement if required (follow onscreen instructions). Once ADAI has approved your application, you will receive an approval email; please save this email and follow the instructions therein.  It is during this second phase that you will pay for and schedule your exam.
  • You may take a paper-based exam at the ADAI facility in Montgomery. Professional service exams are given four times a year on the third Tuesday in March, June, September, and December. Preregistration is required; please submit your application and qualification statement (if required) 30 days prior to exam date. You may download and print the Professional Services Exam Application at http://agi.alabama.gov/divisions/pesticidemanagement/certification-and-testing.

For questions related to testing, please contact the Certification & Training Unit at (334)240-7243.

What to Do Once You Have Passed Your Test

Once you have passed the Tree Surgery (TS) exam administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture (ADAI), you need to apply for an annual Professional Services permit if you will be going into business for yourself. The Application for Professional Services Permit-Horticulture can be found under the Professional Services tab of the ADAI website. The fee for this annual permit is $175/year and covers the period of October 1- September 30 and must be renewed before November l each yea r to avoid being delinquent.  For questions related to the Professional Services Permit-Horticulture, please contact Professional Services at (334)240-7269.

  • If for any reason the permit holder decides to not renew the annual permit, the holder is required to notify the department (in writing) of that decision. Please mail such correspondence to the above address.

Note: Tree Surgery is a lifetime category (i.e., the exam results never expire); therefore, please retain a copy of your test results for future reference.

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has an extensive list of forms that are required for pesticide permits. Alabama Extension has created an extensive list of their forms, linked to the forms where possible, and listed the rest in order to have all this information available to you on one page. Visit Alabama Commercial Pesticide Applicator Permits for more information on each category.

ADAI Pesticide Management Contacts

General email address – cert@agi.alabama.gov

Chelsea Wolfe – (334) 240-7243 chelsea.wolfe@agi.alabama.gov

  • General information regarding commercial applicators and horticulture categories and testing information.

Barbara Gates – (334) 240-7240 barbara.gates@agi.alabama.gov

  • Certification (permit cards), reciprocation, and recertification meetings/points

Dorothy Gresham – (334) 240-7286 dorothy.gresham@agi.alabama.gov

  • Custom applicator Information

Joe Debrow – Program Director: (334) 240-7233 joe.debrow@agi.alabama.gov

  • Professional Services applicator Information

Bridget Pope – Structural: (334) 240-7261  bridget.pope@agi.alabama.gov 

  • Professional Services  applicator Information

Lisa Kervin – Horticulture: (334) 240-7269  lisa.kervin@agi.alabama.gov

  • Professional Services  applicator Information

Karen Daniels – (334) 240-7242 OR karen.daniels@agi.alabama.gov

  • Restricted Use Dealer

Forms

Note: Some of the links go directly to the form required and some of the links go to the page that houses the forms. View the whole document below to determine what resources you need.

ADAI Certification and Testing Information Page

ADAI Custom Applicators Information Page

ADAI Pesticide Registration Information Page

These Forms below are available as PDF Downloads on the ADAI site:

  • Pesticide Registration – 25(b) Registration Form 
  • Pesticide Registration – New Product Application A-M
  • Pesticide Registration – New Product Application N-Z
  • Pesticide Registration – Point of Contact Form

ADAI Pesticide Rules and Regulations

ADAI Professional Services Information Page

ADAI Restricted Use Dealer Page

ADAI Clean Day Pesticide Disposal Program

ADAI Worker Protection Standard Information Page

ADAI Ag Container Recycling Council Information Page

ADAI Pesticide Management Main Page Forms

These Forms below are available as PDF Downloads on the ADAI site:

  • Certification – Application for Commercial Applicator Permit (First Permit and Add-On)
  • Certification – Application for Commercial Applicator Permit (Reciprocal)
  • Certification – Application for Commercial Applicator Permit (Renewal)
  • Certification – Application for Professional Services Exam 2018
  • Certification – Change of Information Form for Commercial Applicators (Not Businesses)
  • Certification – Change of Information Form for Commercial Applicators (Not Businesses)
  • Certification – Schedule for Custom Pesticide Applicator Exams 2018-2019
  • Certification – Schedule for Professional Services Exams 2018
  • Custom Applicators – Bond for Custom Application of Pesticides
  • Custom Applicators – Change of Info For Custom Pesticide Applicators
  • Custom Applicators – Custom Business License Application
  • Pesticide Registration – 25(b) Registration Form
  • Pesticide Registration – New Product Application A-M
  • Pesticide Registration – New Product Application N-Z
  • Pesticide Registration – Point of Contact Form
  • Private Applicators – Application for a Private Applicator Permit
  • Professional Services – Bond To Perform Subterranean Termite Work
  • Professional Services – Certificate of Insurance
  • Professional Services – Change of Information Form for Operators
  • Professional Services – Consumer Complaint Form
  • Professional Services – License Application (Branch Office)
  • Professional Services – License Application (Horticultural)
  • Professional Services – License Application (Main Office)
  • Professional Services –  License Application (Sub Office)
  • Professional Services – Official Alabama Waiver Form (Termites)
  • Professional Services – Statement of No Loss
  • Restricted Use Pesticide Dealers – License Application
  • Restricted Use Pesticide Dealers – Log Book
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