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Illinois Department of Agriculture – Pesticides http://www.agr.state.il.us/Environment/Pesticide/pestuses.html
Find all the laws and regulations related to pesticide use in your state. There is also a searchable database for state-registered pesticides and certified pesticide applicators (commercial and private). In addition, information on becoming certified and licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator is available. Specific links of interest include:
Registered Pesticides http://www.agr.state.il.us/Environment/Pesticide/productsearch.php, which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.
Laws and Regulations http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1596&ChapAct=415%26nbsp%3BILCS%26nbsp%3B60%2F&ChapterID=36&ChapterName=ENVIRONMENTAL+SAFETY&ActName=Illinois+Pesticide+Act%2E, which links to legislation applicable to pesticide use in your state.
Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing http://www.agr.state.il.us/Environment/Pesticide/training/privappl.html, which outlines the requirements for certification and licensing to become a Private Pesticide Applicator in your state. Information on recertification (which is required every 3 years) is also provided.
Forest landowners wishing to apply restricted use pesticides on their property must be licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator.
University of Illinois Cooperative Extension- Pesticide Safety Education Program http://web.extension.illinois.edu/psep/
Provides training and testing for individuals wishing to become a Private Pesticide Applicator. This site has information on dates and locations of training as well as a link to an online training course.