pesticide noun. substance used for destroying insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants or to animals.

commercial pesticide applicator

DTC designed this course to prepare students with the knowledge and skills required to pass the mandatory exam for licensure as a State of Michigan Commerical Pesticide Applicator. Commercial Pesticide Application is a high-growth, high-demand area in the landscaping industry. Following the course, students receive a certificate of completion. After successfully passing the state exam CORE and subcategories, students will receive a State License allowing them to use restricted chemicals. This three-day training will cover the Commercial Applicator principles, Category 3A - Turfgrass Pest Management, Category 3B - Ornamental Pest Management. Students enrolled in the course will receive a comprehensive study guide covering the lectures and exam materials. Hands-on demonstrations and best practices will be covered. We also can provide additional training in the following areas:

  • Category 1A - Field Crop Pest Management
  • Category 1D - Livestock Pest Management
  • Category 6 - Right of Way
  • Category 7A - General Pest Management
  • Category 7B - Wood Destroying Organisms Management
  • Category 9 - Regulatory Pest Management

Pesticide Applicator Certification/Registration Application can be viewed and downloaded here.




24 Hours

8 am-4 pm

additional external fees

License and Testing Fees to the State of Michigan: $125

commercial pesticide applicator