This program operates under the authority of the West Virginia Pesticide Control Act of 1990 (Chapter 19, Article 16A of the Code of West Virginia) to regulate pesticides in the public interest. The unit licenses companies and individuals to apply pesticides, conducts monitoring activities, performs inspections and conducts educational training for proper pesticide use.

Grant Bishop
Deputy Director
gbishop@wvda.us

Amy Monday
Administrative Assistant
amonday@wvda.us

Certification and Licensing

Administers examinations and approves continuing education programs to ensure that pesticide applicators are competent to follow prescribed pest control practices. For specific information on the application process, see the links below.

Telephone: 304-558-2209

Dr. Peggy Powell
Certification Supervisor
Recertification Program Approval
ppowell@wvda.us

Jessica Morris
Certification Assistant
Examination & Study Materials
jmorris@wvda.us

Jennifer Shivley
Compliance Assistance Specialist
Precertification Training
jshivley@wvda.us

Kimberly D`Arco
Registration & Licensing Specialist
Private Applicator Certification
kdarco@wvda.us

FORMS
Application for Examination
Certification of Insurance
Registered Technician Application
Employee Termination Notice
Registry of Pesticide Hypersensitive Individuals Applications

CODE/RULES
Pesticide Control Act of 1990 19-16A
Fee Structure 61-12
Certified Pesticide Applicator Rules 61-12A
Licensing of Pesticide Businesses 61-12B
Wood Destroying Insect Treatment Standards 61-12C
Aerial Application of Herbicides 61-12D
Hypersensensitivity Registry 61-12E

LINKS
Licensing Requirements
Exam Locations
Recertifcation Guidelines
Registered Technician Training Program Information
Registered Technician Guidelines
WV Plants (Online Applications for Private Applicator, Commercial Applicator, Public Applicator, and Registered Technician)

Notice on Behalf of State Treasurer’s Office
All fees must be paid in US funds drawn from a US Bank, unless the registrant includes an additional $35.00 to cover the WV Treasurer Office handling cost for processing a foreign check. All returned checks will be subject to a $15.00 banking service fee.

Pesticide Product Registration

Registers pesticides that are manufactured, distributed, or sold for use within West Virginia.
Telephone: 304-558-2209

Kimberly D`Arco
Registration & Licensing Specialist
Product Registration
kdarco@wvda.us

Notice on Behalf of State Treasurer’s Office
All fees must be paid in US funds drawn from a US Bank, unless the registrant includes an additional $35.00 to cover the WV Treasurer Office handling cost for processing a foreign check.
All returned checks will be subject to a $15.00 banking service fee.

FORMS
Guidelines for Pesticide Product Registration
Product Registration Form

CODE/RULES
Pesticide Control Act of 1990 19-16A
Fee Structure 61-12

LINKS
NPIRS
EPA Product Registration

IPM in Schools

Assists schools and child care centers in developing integrated pest management programs. 
Telephone: 304-558-2209.

Dr. Peggy Powell
Compliance Assistance Supervisor
ppowell@wvda.us

Jennifer Shivley
Compliance Assistance Specialist
jshivley@wvda.us

CODE/RULES
Pesticide Control Act of 1990 19-16A
IPM in Schools and Child Care Centers 61-12J

LINKS
IPM Guidelines for Child Care Centers

Health and Safety

Provides safety training to the agriultural community with focus on EPA Worker Protection Standards.  Provides technical assistance with workplace safety issues and compliance.

FORMS
Pesticide Sensitivity Registry
WPS Training Record Sheet

LINKS
WV Plants Website
EPA Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS)
Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC)

Environmental Programs

Coordinates programs for water protection, organizes the pesticide container recycling and waste disposal program and oversees endangered species protection program.  Contact Jennifer Hathaway at jhathaway@wvda.us or 304-558-0670.

FORMS
Application for Waste Pesticide Disposal
Registration of Bulk Pesticide Storage Facility

CODE/RULE
Pesticide Control Act of 1990 19-16A
Groundwater Protection Rules 61-12G
Bulk Pesticide Operation Rules 61-12H
Non-bulk Pesticide Rules 61-12I

LINKS
WV Plants Website
EPA Endangered Species Protection Program
WV Managed Pollinator Protection Plan