A commercial applicator applies pesticides:

  • for hire; or

  • on publicly accessible sites such as golf courses, apartment complexes, restaurants, schools; or

  • while working for a government agency

Commercial applicators must be licensed to use both restricted and general use products.

A private applicator applies restricted-use pesticides on his/her own land, or rented land, and produces an agricultural commodity.

Please use the licensing tabs to find more information on how to obtain a license. Use the recertification tab to find various opportunities to gain recertification credits.