Alabama Pesticide Information

Demonstration & Research Commercial Applicator Permit Information

For Applicators that demonstrate the use of pesticides or supervise their use; for applicators conducting field research. (i.e. Extension Agents, Specialists and Commercial Representatives.)


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Name # of Questions Cost of Exam
General Standards 50 $75.00
Demonstration & Research Exam 50 $75.00

In addition to testing at the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries in Montgomery, Computer-based testing is available on a weekly basis at eight testing sites in the state of Alabama. Cost of exams for this method is $125.00 per exam. You may sign up to take the online exams by visiting; once approved, you will receive an approval email from the Alabama Department of Agriculture.

Note: Although this category calls for separate Exams, the study material for D&R and General Standards is found in one Study Manual.


Study Material Required:


Requirements and other Forms:


Visit the Alabama Department of Ag Industries website for more information related to training, test dates, and any additional requirements needed to become certified.