Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training

Certified Applicator Training and Testing Program

This online program provides training and testing to become a Virginia Certified Fertilizer Applicator. There are 10 self-paced training modules and each are accompanied by a test that must be passed at a minimum 70% level.  There is no time limit for the course completion.  All certification components are set to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as they are the certifying agency.

The training is a cooperative effort of Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. 


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  • Cost: $10.00
  • Payment Methods: Credit Cards Only
  • Refund Policy: Refunds are not available for this program.


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Canvas Guest Account Activation Process

After registering for this program, you will receive an email from Virginia Tech Guest Management Service (iam@vt.edu) with the subject line Virginia Tech Guest Account Invitation. It is important that you watch for this email as it has a temporary link for you to activate your VT guest account and set your password. You must active your account within 7 days of receiving the email or the invitation will expire.

Within 6 hours of activating your VT guest account, you will receive an email from Virginia Tech Canvas (notifications@instructure.com) with the subject line Course Enrollment. This email indicates you can now sign in to Canvas and begin the course.

Log in to Canvas course at https://profdev-lms.tlos.vt.edu/courses/1346.

Your username is the email address you used to register for the course. The password is the one you set when creating the Virginia Tech guest account.

To reset your VT Guest account password, visit the Guest Account Management Service - Password Reset page at https://webapps.es.vt.edu/gams/reset.do. Enter the email address you used to register for the course.

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Comments or questions about training:

Mike Goatley
Turfgrass Extension Specialist and Professor
Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences
Virginia Tech
(540) 231- 2951

Comments or questions about obtaining a CFA certificate:

Debra W. Hargrave 
Agricultural Commodities Program Supervisor 
Office of Plant Industry Services, Division of Consumer Protection 
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services