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 2022-2023

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

  • November 9, 2022 - Portsmouth VCE 757-393-5314
    • Portsmouth Moose Lodge, Chesapeake VA
    • Categories 3a, 3b, 10, 60
    • Registration coming Fall 2022.
  • January 6, 2023 - Virginia Beach VCE 757-385-4769
    • Public Utilities Operations Building, Virginia Beach, VA
    • Categories 3a, 3b, 7a, 7b, 8, 10, 60
    • Registration coming Winter 2022.

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

Upcoming Commercial Certification Review Classes for 2022

  • August 8, 9, 11 & 12, 2022 - Chesapeake VCE 757-382-6348
    • Chesapeake Central Library
    • Categories 60, 3a, and Core
    • Click here for registration information.
  • January 24, 2023 - Virginia Turfgrass Council
    • Sheraton Oceanfront (35th St.)
    • Click here for registration information.

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.

Check back for more information about our 2023 event.

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 - Our new series begins February 2022. Recordings available.

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

Green Thumb Gardening Series - Join us for this 5-week series in March-April 2022. 

Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale - Thank you for a great event! Check back for details on our 2023 event.

Fall Gardening Festival - September 24, 2022 @ Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Check for more details.

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.

Recruitment for the 2022 class is complete. Check back in Spring 2023 for details on our upcoming 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.