Virginia Certified Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer multiple opportunities each year for Commercial Pesticide Applicators to renew their licenses. Commercial Pesticide Licenses expire every two years on June 30.

Upcoming Commercial Recertification Classes for 2021-2022

We will hold the following classes in-person. Registration is required. Check back for more details or contact the office listed below.

  • November 17, 2021 - Portsmouth VCE 757-393-5314
    • Categories 3a, 3b, 10, 60
  • December 8, 2021 - Virginia Beach VCE 757-385-4769
    • Categories 3a, 3b, 7a, 7b, 8, 10, 60
  • March 9, 2022 - Norfolk  VCE 757-683-2816
    • Categories 3a, 3b, 10, 60
  • April 20, 2022 - Hampton VCE 757-727-1401
    • Categories 3a, 3b, 5a, 6, 10, 60
  • June 15, 2022 - Chesapeake VCE 757-382-6348
    • Categories 3a, 3b, 10, 60

*Online recertification options can be found at VDACS Recertification Courses.

Upcoming Commercial Certification Review Classes for 2022

  • February 16, 2022 - Oceanfront Sheraton, Virginia Beach
  • August 9-12, 2022 - Location TBD
    • Categories 60, 3a, and Core

Well Water Testing

Do you have a well? Do you know what's in your water? Through the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, we offer an opportunity for affordable water testing, help interpreting water test results, and information about addressing problems.

2022 VAHWQP Kick-off Meeting

More details coming soon.

For more information on the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, click here.

Gardening Classes and Workshops

Want to learn more about gardening? Check out our many opportunities offered to the public. Click on the titles below for more information.

Get Gardening! Online Classes (via Facebook Live)

Gardening Talks - View the online talks.

Rain Barrel Workshops - Kits and instructions are available for purchase.

Green Thumb Gardening Series - Please check back for details on the 2022 series.

Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale - Please check back for details on our 2022 Sale.

Fall Gardening Festival - Visit our virtual resources (2020). Join us October 2, 2021 for our live event!

Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Are you interested in learning more about horticulture in order to educate the community? Join us for an orientation session to find out how to apply for the Virginia Beach program.

2021 Fall Training Class

Our recruitment for the 2021 Fall Training Class has ended. Please check back in Spring 2022 for details of our next class.

To learn more about what our volunteers do in our community, visit the Virginia Beach Master Gardener website. Also, check out virtual tours of some of our projects below.

Annual Trial Garden Tour

Children's Garden at the Farmers Market Tour

Kitchen Garden Tour

To learn more about the Virginia Extension Master Gardener Program, click here.