Alabama Pesticide Information

Ornamental & Turf Pest Control Commercial Applicator Permit Information

This category includes pest control in maintenance and production of ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers, and turf. Note: Applicators certified in OTPC cannot charge a fee for services (i.e. golf course employees, city maintenance employees.).


Click on the text to link to PDF's, materials and forms. When necessary the link will bring you to the department of Ag Website or to the ACES Store to purchase manuals.


# of Questions
Cost of Exam
Ornamental & Turf Pest Control Exam - Supervisor (or)
Ornamental & Turf Pest Control Exam- Custodial

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.


Study Material Required:

Ornamental & Turf Pest Control Manual ANR-0796
Common Insect and Disease Pests of Turfgrasses and Ornamentals ANR-0910
Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses ANR-0616

80-1-13 Sales and Use of Pesticides

80-5-1 Standards of Assessment of Civil Penalties

Chapter 28 Title 2  Code of Alabama 1975



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.