Virginia Certified Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer multiple opportunities each year for Commercial Pesticide Applicators to renew their licenses.

Commercial Pesticide Recertification Classes for 2019-2020

Due to COVID-19, our March and May Recertification Classes have had to be canceled. We will try to reschedule them prior to the June 30 license expiration. Online recertification options can be found at VDACS Recertification Courses

  • March 25, 2020 - Norfolk VCE 757-683-2816  CANCELED
    • Categories 3a, 3b, 10, 60
  • May 5, 2020 - York/Poquoson VCE 757-890-4940  CANCELED
    • Categories 3a, 3b, 6, 8, 10, 60
  • June 11, 2020 - Chesapeake VCE 757-382-6348  CANCELED
    • Categories 3a, 3b, 10, 60

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.

2020 VAHWQP Kick-off Meeting

Due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled.

May 21, 2020 at 6:00pm

  • VCE Office Conference Room
  • 2449 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Registration information here.

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 - March and April sessions canceled.

Rain Barrel Workshops - Postponed until further notice.

Green Thumb Gardening Series - Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event has been canceled.

Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale - Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event has been canceled.

Fall Gardening Festival

  • October 3, 2020 @ Hampton Roads Agricultural Research & Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd., Virginia Beach, VA

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.

2020 Virtual Orientation Session

July 13, 2020 @ 2:00pm via Zoom

Due to COVID-19, we will be holding Orientation online for the Fall 2020 Volunteer Training. Click here to register for the session. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation containing information about joining the session.

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