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Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources – Pesticide Program http://www.mass.gov/agr/pesticides/index.htm
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.kellysolutions.com/ma/, which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.
Laws and Regulations http://www.mass.gov/agr/pesticides/regulations.htm, which links to legislation applicable to pesticide use in your state.
Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing http://www.mass.gov/agr/pesticides/licensing/index.htm, which outlines the requirements for certification and licensing to become a Private Pesticide Applicator in your state. Information on yearly renewal and 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. You can order study materials and learn about test locations on the site.
University of Massachusetts Cooperative Extension – Pesticide Education Program http://www.umass.edu/pested/training_workshops/index.htm
Offers an optional training for the certification exam, along with classes for recertification.