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North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Pesticide Section http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides/
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/nc/, which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.
Laws and Regulations http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides/Authorit.htm, which links to legislation applicable to pesticide use in your state.
Private Pesticide Applicator Certification http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides/license.htm#Pesticide%20Applicators, which outlines the requirements for certification 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 certified as a Private Pesticide Applicator.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Pesticide Safety Education Program http://ipm.ncsu.edu/pesticidesafety/
Offers an optional two-day pesticide training course. In addition, study materials for the Private Pesticide Applicator exam and information on recertification classes can be obtained through their website.