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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

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.

NOTE. This information is created, published and updated by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and is shared by PSEP 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 Wood  Destroying Organisms (WDC or WDB) exam, which is administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture (ADAI).  Please note that WDC is the certified operator category, which an applicator must have in order to own a company that performs wood-destroying organisms work.  WDB is for those persons wishing to manage a branch office of an already-established business.

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 instruction s). 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) 10 business days prior to exam date.  You may download and print the Professional Services Exam Application at http://www.agi.alabama.gov/divisions/pesticide-management/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 Wood Destroying Organisms (WDC or WDB) exam administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture (ADAI), you must apply for your Commercial Applicator Permit in order to be certified; the fee for certification is $45 per category. The Application for Commercial Pesticide Applicator Permit is located under the Certification & Testing tab of our website:

http://www.agi.alabama.gov/divisions/pesticide-management

Please note  that if you do not apply for your certification within one year of passing the exam, your exam will be void and you will be required to retest in order to apply for certification.

 If you will be starting a business (WDC), you need to apply for an annual Professional Services-Structural permit.  This application can be found on the same website listed above, under the Professional Services tab.  This annual permit covers the period of October I – September 30 and must be renewed before November I each year to avoid being delinquent.  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.

Once you are certified in WDC/ WDB, in order to be eligible to apply for renewal, you must obtain a minimum of 30 continuing education points during your three-year renewal cycle; if you do not obtain the required number of points, you will be required to take a recertification exam prior to applying for renewal.  A list of recertification meetings and CEU guidelines is maintained on our website under the Certification & Training tab.

For questions related to certification, please contact the Certification & Training Unit at (334)240-7240.

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