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A man performing a kitchen Inspection for Pests in a public kitchen.

This commercial category includes county, state, federal, or other governmental employees using pesticides in public health programs for the management and control of pest having medical or public health importance, including aquatic areas.

You will find these categories require a Mode of Application Test (Aerial or Ground Equipment). Relevant study material for this testing is incorporated into those category study manuals.

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

Exam Information

General Standards Test 

  • 50 Questions
  • Cost of Exam is $75.00

Public Health Test

  • 50 Questions
  • Cost of Exam is $75.00

Mode of Application (Visit here for Aerial or Visit here for 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 and Industries.

NOTE: Although this category calls for separate Exams, the study material for Public Health and General Standards is found in one study manual.

Study Material Required for This Category


Requirements and Other Forms You May Need

Visit the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries 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.


Featured Image:  Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

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