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PA Pesticide Certification & Licensing Program
Pesticide Certification & Licensing Program
The PA Department of Agriculture is responsible for pesticide certification and licensing within the Commonwealth.
The Pennsylvania Pesticide Control Act covers all aspects of the regulation of pesticides in the Commonwealth including:
Pesticides are substances that control, kill, or mitigate pest organisms. They include, but are not limited to, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and rodenticides.
Applicator certification can be divided into two groups:
- Commercial and Public Applicators
Certification as a commercial or public applicator is required if:
Certification as a private applicator is required if:
- An applicator intends to purchase and/or apply restricted use pesticides for the purpose of producing an agricultural commodity on land which is owned or rented by that person or their employer.
Additional details on Pennsylvania's Pesticide Control Act (pdf) or Pennsylvania's Pesticide Certification and Licensing Program.
PaOneStop, an online software tool which allows farmers to map their operations and assists with compliance on nutrient management regulations.