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Title: Commercial Pesticide Applicator License
Alternate Title:
Description:
Commercial pesticide applicator licenses are for pesticide applicators who apply any pesticide (including herbicides) “for hire". For hire means charging or invoicing for the service. Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

Subject: Pesticides
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:12:02 PM
Modification Date: 5/28/2024 8:51:23 PM
Agency Name: Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/
Agency Description: The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is to enhance all Minnesotans’ quality of life by equitably ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength and resilience of our agricultural economy.
Agency Phone: 651-201-6000
800-967-2474
Agency Fax: Agency URL: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/
Agency Address:
625 N. Robert Street

St. Paul
MN
55155
Division Name: Pesticide Licensing
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL: https://www2.mda.state.mn.us/webapp/erenewal/apply.jsp
Renewal URL: https://www2.mda.state.mn.us/webapp/erenewal/login.jsp
Versa URL:
Requirements:
Review:

Determine Your License Type:
  • Commercial: applicator makes pesticide applications for-hire (customers are billed or invoiced)
  • Noncommercial: applicator makes applications of Restricted Use Pesticides as part of his/her job on property owned or controlled by the employer; or for two or more governmental units sharing resources through a joint powers agreement.
  • Structural: applicator makes pesticide applications in, on, or around structures 
  • Private Applicators (typically farmers)
          How to Apply for a Pesticide Applicator License with MDA
  • Apply online Fees and surcharges are non-transferable and nonrefundable.
  • Complete and submit the application for appropriate license application; for more information see license type. Pay license fee and ACRRA surcharge, if applicable, before taking the exam. Fees and surcharges are non-transferable and nonrefundable.
  • Scheule exams
         Pesticide Testing Locations
  • Licenses are issued to applicators that receive a passing score in Core Exam (Category A) and at least one additional exam category. Aerial applicators must pass the Core Exam (Category A), Aerial (Category B) and at least one other category.
Commercial Pesticide Applicator
Commercial pesticide applicator licenses are for anyone who applies any pesticide “for hire.” For hire means you charge or invoice for the service. To become licensed, an applicant must:

  • New Applicators: Pay application and surcharge fees, these fees and surcharges are non-transferable and nonrefundable. MDA strongly encourages new applicators to apply online prior to the testing appointment. Otherwise complete the application form including the name, address (physical address and mailing address, if different) and phone number of your employer.  Provide your Social Security Number. Certify that the financial requirements are met. Confirm that that testing location can accept payments if approved by testing location bring the completed application and payment to the testing appointment.  If the location does not accept payments on behalf of MDA you will need mail in the application form with payment to MDA, contact pesticide.licensing@state.mn.us to obtain proof of payment before scheduling an exam.
  • Scheule exams
         Pesticide Testing Locations

  • Renewing Applicators:  licensed in the pervious calendar year will find renewal instructions on their renewal form. These fees and surcharges are non-transferable and nonrefundable. If the applicator is required to retest, you will need to bring the renewal form and payment or payment receipt to your testing appointment.  To request a duplicate renewal form contact pesticide.licensing@state.mn.us

  • Additional Notes: that applications of fertilizer require a fertilizer licensing

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Noncommercial Pesticide Applicator
Noncommercial licenses are for all pesticide applicators that apply Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs) as part of their job on property owned or controlled by their employer; or for two or more governmental units sharing resources through a joint powers agreement. Any pesticide application  to a golf course (RUP or general use) must be performed by a licensed applicator. To become licensed, an applicant must:
  • New Applicators: Pay application and surcharge fee, these fees and surcharges are non-transferable and nonrefundable. MDA strongly encourages new applicators to apply online prior to the testing appointment. Otherwise complete the application form including the name, address (physical address and mailing address, if different) and phone number of your employer.  Provide your Social Security NumberConfirm that that testing location can accept payments if approved by testing location bring the completed application and payment to the testing appointment.  If the location does not accept payments on behalf of MDA you will need mail in the application form with payment to MDA, contact pesticide.licensing@state.mn to obtain proof of payment before scheduling an exam.
  • Scheule exams
         Pesticide Testing Locations

  • Renewing Applicators: licensed in the pervious calendar year will find renewal instructions on their renewal form. These fees and surcharges are non-transferable and nonrefundable. If the applicator is required to retest, you will need to bring the renewal form and payment or payment receipt to your testing appointment. To request a duplicate renewal form contact pesticide.licensing@state.mn.us

Rules:
Statutes: 18B.33

Forms:
Fees:

Annual license application fee - $50 (not refundable).

Annual Agricultural Chemical Response and Reimbursement (ACRRA) surcharge - $14

Late fee of 50% of the application fee is added to the application total if RENEWAL applications are not received by the MN Department of Agriculture by March 1.

See Pesticide and Fertilizer License/Certification Fees


Period of Issuance:

From date of issuance through December 31.


Length of Determination: License processing time is approximately 3 weeks.
Other Info:
Activity: Pesticide
Commercial Pesticide Applicator
License Detail URL:

Pesticide Applicator Licensing

Licenses & Inspections Locator

Online Licensing System -License Lookup

Online Licensing & Payment Options

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)


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