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Pesticide Applicator Exams

Private Applicator a private applicator is a person that applies restricted use pesticides to a private property.  The person either owns the land or is employed by the business that owns the land.  A private pesticide applicator may not charge for pesticide applications.  To qualify as a Private Applicator the individual must be engaged in the production of an agricultural or forestry commodity‚Äč and certify to the Extension Agent that that is in fact a true statement.  The applicant may take an online exam through the UGA Extension Service, print a certificate of completion, and take to a local County Extension Office with photo identification to complete the application.

Here is a four minute how to video for the online testing proceedure.  Printable instructions.


Commercial Pesticide Applicator - a commercial pesticide applicator is a person that charges for pesticide applications(restricted use or general) to other people's property.  Study materials and testing center may be found here.

Georgia Certified Landscape Professional Program


What is GCLP

Apply or Re-test:  Print and Mail or Apply Online

Applicant Resources

Find a GCLP Professional

GCLP Newsletter Archive

Georgia Certified Landscape Professional Webinar Series

Enter Your CEUs

View your CEUs


Upcoming Testing Dates:

November 7 and 8, 2014 Georgia Southern, Statesboro

Friday, Nov 7th Written Exam 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov 8th Hands-on Exam 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

December 11, 2014 UAC EDGE Duluth

Written Exam only 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon


March 21. 2015 Gwinnett Tech

Hands-on Exams only 8:00 a.m.


March 25, 2015 UGA Griffin Campus

Written Exam 9:00 a.m.


Scholarship Opportunity:  The John Strickland Memorial Scholarship application is open for 2014.  

John Strickland was one of our industry's most recognizable figures.  Involved in Georgia's landscape industry since 1976, he was instrumental in the development of the GCLP program and served as both MALTA President and GGIA Chair.  In fond memory of John, one scholarship  a year will be awarded to cover registration fees for the GCLP program and the winning candidate will be honored at the annual certification luncheon in conjunction with GGIA WinterGreen.

Requirements:  Candidate must be a student or professional that is working/studying in an area of landscape contracting and will commit to completion of the GCLP certification program.

Award:  Selected candidate will receive study materials, access to the GCLP web study course, and admission to exams at no charge.

Application:  Email Becky Griffin at with your contact information and a typewritten essay (not to exceed 200 words) about your experience, dreams, and aspirations in landscape horticulture.  Please include any information that demonstrates a financial need.

Deadline:  November 1st

Georgia Certified Plant Professional

What is GCPP

Apply or re-test: Print and Mail or Apply Online

Applicant Resources

GCPP Graduate List

GCPP Newsletter Archive



Upcoming testing date:  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 9:30 am - 1:30 p.m.

Both written and plant identification

Scottsdale Farms, Alpharetta

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