Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Pesticide Services (OPS)


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We are a service company that can help you file with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Pesticide Services (OPS). We are not associated with this nor any other government agency. We offer paid services and software to help you file. You are not required to purchase our service to file - you may file directly with this agency without using our service.


Contact Information

Physical address:
102 Governor Street
Lower Level
Richmond, VA 23219

Phone: 804-786-3798

Web: Home Name search
Email: opsclrt.vdacs@vdacs.virginia.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Pesticide Services (OPS) in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Virginia Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification - Commercial For-Hire (C)

Agency:Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Pesticide Services (OPS)

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by June 30.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail.

Virginia Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification - Government Employee (G)

Agency:Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Pesticide Services (OPS)

Registration Not Required

Not required



Government employees are exempt from renewal application and fees however must complete the recertification course requirement.

Virginia Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification - Not-For-Hire Commercial (N)

Agency:Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Pesticide Services (OPS)

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by June 30.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail.

Virginia Pesticide Business License

Agency:Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Pesticide Services (OPS)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Submit a current certificate of insurance showing that the firm has liability insurance coverage that meets state requirements.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Qualifying Individual Requirements:

All businesses that apply or recommend pesticides commercially, or sell restricted-use pesticides, must designate a certified commercial applicator in their employ to be responsible for the safety of pesticide applications, recommendations, or sales.

If a retailer of general use pesticides does not have a commercial applicator on staff, a designated employee must take andpass the Virginia Pesticide Business License Exam.

Initial Registration

Form:

Pesticide Business License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$150

Notes:

The applicant for a Pesticide Business License or his employee must also pass a written examination prior to being issued a business license

Required Attachments:

Certificate of Insurance showing a minimum of $100,000 for property damage, $100,000 for personal injury to or death of one person, and $300,000 per occurrence.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal forms are mailed. 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$150 

Due:

Annually by March 31.

Virginia Pesticide Registered Technician Certification

Agency:Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Office of Pesticide Services (OPS)

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially by June 30.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail.

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