Welcome to the registration page for Spotted Lanternfly Training. This course is presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. After successfully completing the course, you can submit your training credential and a completed Spotted Lanternfly Permit Application to spottedlanternfly@vdacs.virginia.gov to receive your permit.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences (VDACS) has established a quarantine for Frederick County and the city of Winchester. A Spotted Lanternfly Permit, issued by VDACS, is now required to move regulated materials out of the quarantine area. Other states with quarantines for spotted lanternfly may also request this permit for materials and goods brought from the quarantine area in Virginia.


This course is provided in a series of four self-paced modules. Each module contains a video presentation and a required quiz at the end to test your knowledge of the presented material. A score of at least 80% (answer 4 out of 5 questions correct) is required to successfully complete a module.

Module 1: Identifying the Spotted Lanternfly

Module 2: Recognizing Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses

Module 3: Phenology and Host Range of Spotted Lanternfly in Virginia

Module 4: Regulatory Information


Virginia Tech utilizes the Canvas learning management system for online courses.


You will receive an email from Virginia Tech Guest Management Service (iam@vt.edu) with the subject line Virginia Tech Guest Account Invitation. It is important that you watch for this email as it has a temporary link for you to activate your Virginia Tech guest account and set your password. You must active your VT guest account within 7 days of receiving the email or the invitation will expire.


If you do not receive the email from iam@vt.edu, you should contact 4Help. To reach 4Help, go to https://4help.vt.edu, or call (540) 231-4357.


Within 6 hours of activating your VT guest account, you will receive an email from Virginia Tech Canvas (notifications@instructure.com) with the subject line Course Enrollment. This email indicates you can now log into Canvas and begin the course.


Log in to Canvas and access the course at https://profdev-lms.tlos.vt.edu/. Your username is the email address used to create your Virginia Tech guest account. The password is the one you set when creating the account.


Contact Eric Day if you have questions about the course and issued Training Credential.

  • Eric Day, Manager, Insect Identification Lab
    Department of Entomology
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Virginia Tech
    (540) 231-4899


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Spotted Lanternfly Training
May 03, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Course Fee non-credit $6.00
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