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Individuals wishing to become certified commercial applicators are required to take a series of exams administered by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture. The first mandatory exam is the General Standards exam. In addition, if a person will be spraying roadside or utility rights of way, the Right of Way exam must be taken. If aquatic areas such as water impoundments, drainage, or irrigation canal are to be sprayed, an aquatic’s license is required and the Aquatic exam must be taken. There is no charge to take the general standards test. The cost for the Aquatic and ROW exams is $25.00 each when taken at the Baton Rouge home office. The cost of each exam, when taken at a district office away from Baton Rouge, is $50 each and is payable to the LA Department of Agriculture and Forestry. The study guides for all of these exams can be ordered through the LSU AgCenter. (225) 578-5920. To order them online, please click on the following websites:

General Standards:

https://store.lsuagcenter.com/p-38-national-pesticide-applicator-certification-core-manuel.aspx

Aquatic:

https://store.lsuagcenter.com/p-41-training-manual-for-aquatic-herbicide-applicators-in-the-southeastern-united-states.aspx

Right of Way:

https://store.lsuagcenter.com/p-47-roadside-right-of-way-vegetation-management-catagory-6.aspx

The cost of the study guides is as follows:

General Standards: $16.35

Aquatic: $8.72

Right of Way: $13.08

All checks are made payable to the LSU AgCenter.

LDAF Testing Sites

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry requires individuals that wish to take the applicators exams to go to one of the seven district offices in Louisiana to take the exam(s). Listed below are the locations and contact information where the test are given. If taking exams at any office other than Baton Rouge, you must pre-pay your exam fee of $50 per exam and make an appointment approximately two weeks from the date you wish to take the test. There is no fee to take the general standard test. If you wish to take the exams in Baton Rouge, the exam fee is only $25 each, and no appointment is necessary. For your convenience, site locations and phone numbers are listed below:

ALEXANDRIA

515 Forestry Road, Woodworth, LA
(318) 487-5090

MONROE

754 Hwy 80 E
(318) 348-7595

BATON ROUGE

5825 Florida Blvd.
(225) 922-1274

NEW ORLEANS

1100 Robert E. Lee
(504) 286-1125

CROWLEY

110 S Western Ave.
(337) 788-7529

OPELOUSAS

1610 Creswell Lane
(337) 948-0230

SHREVEPORT

740 Covington Road, HAUGHTON
(318) 949-3225

Board of Directors

Ryan Duhon, President

LADOTD
337-262-6114
ryan.duhon@la.gov

Ryan Ducote V. President

ECO-PAK
(337)252-3381
rducote@ecopakllc.com

Sherri Braddock-Executive Director


(225)937-1482

Board Members

Gueth Braddock

Ken Rust (2024)

Louisiana Pond Mgt
Baton Rouge
225-615-0035
kennethrust@cox.net

James Avault (2023)

City of Baton Rouge
225-389-3158
jwavault@brgov.com

Dearl Sanders (2024)

LSU Ag Center, Retired
(225) 281-4033
dsanders@agctr.lsu.edu

Daniel Hill (2023)

LDWF
225-931-9397
dhill@wlf.la.gov

Bill Pondrom (2022)

Brushmasters
(337) 369-6060
bill@brushmastersllc.com

Ryan Ducote (2022)

EKO-PAK
(337) 252-3381
rductoe@ekopakllc.com

Advisors

Tom Bateman

ENTERGY
(225) 978-2181
tbatema@entergy.com
Randy Roark
DeRidder, LA
(337) 328-7569

Joe Ingrao

LDAF
(225) 952-8046(O)
jingrao@ldaf.state.la.us

Harry Schexnyder

LDAF
(225) 925-3763

Doug Wood

Bayer Environmental Services
(318) 331-4715
douglas.wood@bayer.com

Lucas Madison

Corteva Products
Lucas.madison@corteva.com
870-715-9686

Daniel Hill

LDWF Aquatic Plant Cont.
(225) 765-2328
dhill@wlf.la.gov

Roby Shields

Louisiana Vegetation Mgt.
(225) 752-8843 (O)
(225) 413-1328 (C)
robyshields@bellsouth.net

Ron Strahan, PhD

LSU AgCenter
(225) 229-4070
RStrahan@agcenter.lsu.edu

Alex Perret

LDWF
(225) 978-1430
aperret@wlf.la.gov