This course will be accepted by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) as 2 hours of recertification credit for currently licensed CFAs and Trained Technicians.

The course contains 2 modules that include recordings that must be watched.  Each module contains 2 videos that are approximately 30 minutes in length and a quiz that you must pass with a score of 7 out of 10, and pass within 4 attempts.

The basics of soil health, compost, soil structure, compaction and soil microbes are discussed.

You are then responsible for submitting the certificate to VDACS.  Instructions for submission are included on the course site.

Certified Fertilizer Applicator Recertification is a cooperative effort of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).


Whitnee Askew, Turfgrass Program Manager

Dr. Mike Goatley, Virginia Tech Turfgrass Extension Specialist


Self-paced training that will be offered online via Canvas


COST: $10.00
PAYMENT METHODS: Credit Cards Only
REFUND POLICY: There are no refunds available for this program. 

What's Next?

Virginia Cooperative Extension utilizes Canvas to offer this online program. After registering for this program, you will receive a registration confirmation email with detailed instructions for accessing the Canvas platform. If you don't see a confirmation email, be sure to check your spam or junk folder.  You can also access the Canvas instructions here.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Whitnee Askew at waskew@vt.edu.   If you have any trouble with registration, please contact our helpline at vceprograms@vt.edu.  

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Whitney Askew at waskew@vt.edu to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

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Section Title
Recertification Fertilizer Applicator: Soil Health (Virtual Program)
Course Fee $10.00
Section Notes

This training is self-paced, and will be offered online via Canvas.

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