Monday, September 25, 2017

NC Landscape Contractor License Exam Training

 NC Landscape Contractor Licensing Exam Training and CEU Classes

Are you looking to become a licensed NC Landscape Contractor?  If so we are holding a 2 day school with 4 separate half day classes to prepare you to take the exam.  If you plan to take the exam on the 3rd Friday of November (11/17)  you will need all of your applications materials in and the Surety Bond approved prior to October 17th to take the exam at this location in November.  These documents must be in 30 days prior to taking the exam regardless of where you choose to take the exams.

For more information and registration visit:

Review Course

Need NC Landscape Contractor CEUs?

These classes were also pre-approved for Continuing Education Credits for existing licensed landscape contractors.  The first three are opportunities to get 3 hours each for Technical Credit (L) and the last of the series will get you 3 hours of Business credit.  You do not need to take all 4 classes to get the credits but you must attend the entire 3.5 hours in each specific class.  As indicated the classes are $30.00 each or the entire course is $100.00

Please note: The fees above are for the training only and do not cover the costs associated with the application and exam fees for those taking the exams.  You must contact the NC Landscape Contractor's Licensing Board to file the application and pay those fees!   We are two separate organizations!! 

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.

Commercial Pesticide School

Commercial Pesticide School

Announcing: The NC State University and NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. will be offering the annual fall Commercial Pesticide School and Exam 

Date: October 11-12, 2017
Location: MILLS RIVER, NC -
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
Commercial Pesticide Schools are held to assist green industry professionals with obtaining their Commercial Pesticide License by offering pre-exam classes. All attendees should have already obtained their study materials and be familiar with the information before attending. Exams will be given on the second day of the school.

To obtain a Commercial Pesticide License in North Carolina, pesticide applicators must study for and take an exam in the Pesticide Applicator Core category as well an exam in their chosen specific applicator category.
Our Pesticide School offers Pesticide Applicator Core training on the first day and specific sub-category training on the second day in these categories:
-Ornamentals and Turf
-Right of Way
- *special this one time - Aquatics*

Classes start at 8:30 a.m. and are over by 4:00 p.m on the 11th and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 on the 12th 
Exception-  The Aquatics class will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on the 11th after the Core Class

All pesticide exams are given on the second day at 1:00 p.m. 

***special note -  We are holding the seldom offered pre-exam study class for the Aquatic Pesticide Applicator exam. This will be offered after 4:00 p.m on day one of the training October 11th. If you need to take the Core Exam you should already be in the Core training that takes place that day from 8:30-4:00.  Contact Andrea Crozier at to  request an additional seat in the Aquatics Class.

**Fees for Pesticide Schools are different from NCDA&CS Pesticide exam fees. Exam fees should be paid at the pesticide school or exam location. 

**Go here to register for school:

To learn more about pesticide licensing visit:

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.