A private applicator is one who purchases and/or uses or supervises the use of a restricted-use pesticide on their own property or anyone else’s property as long as they do it without direct compensation for their services. These include farmers, greenhouse and nursery operators. A private applicator becomes certified by attending an educational seminar at the county Extension office. The cost of certification is $50 payable to the county Extension office AND $25 payable to the TN Department of Agriculture. To schedule a private applicator training, please contact the Extension office at 384-7936. If card expires you must certify with the cost to county extension of $50.00 and TDA cost is $25.00.
On the KATE website, you can certify your private applicator cards that are expired. You may also certify your private applicator card at the Robertson County Extension, just call in advance.