Mike Goatley, Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, recently led the development of a free online training and testing program (Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training, FACT) that upon successful completion of the tests for each of ten subject areas, meets the requirements of becoming a Virginia Certified Fertilizer Applicator as administered through the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).  The link to the FACT website is http://www.ext.vt.edu/fact and complete instructions on how to access the system, enroll in the training, complete the training and testing, and contact information for any questions are provided.