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Pesticide Exam Information

Are you ready to take the certification exam?  Have you studied the appropriate materials? Do you know which exam or exams you need to become certified or licensed?  Are you 18 or older? If so, you may continue reading about how to sign up for exams. All exams are given by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets.  To take any of these exams, you must register by contacting the Agency at least a week (7 days) in advance at

• All exams are CLOSED BOOK
• Please bring a calculator
• Please bring a current, state-issued, picture ID (required)

There is no cost to sit for (take) exams, however there are re-take fees for failed exams and fees for obtaining certification are required.  For individuals that fail exams, a $25 re-take exam fee will be assessed.

Exam Re-takes: An individual that fails (score of less than 75%) an exam can re-take it, but there are waiting periods. A first failure has a one week waiting period; a second failure of the same exam has a 28-day waiting period; a a third failure of the same exam has a one year (365 day) waiting period. Retake fees are required at each re-take exam.  Passing scores of exams are valid for 365 days.

Please see the exam schedule here.  

Exam Locations


  • Vermont Agency of Agriculture, 116 State Street, 1st Floor Conference Room. Entrance to the building is between 8:30 and 8:45 am for a 9 am start time.


  • Asa Bloomer State Office Building, 88 Merchants Row, Rutland – 2nd Floor Conference Room.


  • Emory Hebard State Office Building, 100 Main Street, Newport – Conference Room #250.

St. Johnsbury

  • Vermont Department of Health, 107 Eastern Avenue at the Annex - 1st floor Conference Room.


  • Vermont Agency of Agriculture Conference Room, 94 Harvest Lane, 2nd Floor Conference Room.


  • University of Vermont Extension, 130 Austine Drive.