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California Department of Pesticide Regulation

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, which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.

Laws and Regulations, which links to legislation applicable to pesticide use in your state.

Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing, which outlines the requirements for certification and licensing to become a Private Pesticide Applicator in your state.

Forest landowners wishing to apply restricted use pesticides on their property must be licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator.

California Department of Food and Agriculture - County Agricultural Commissions

In California, Private Applicator certification is issued by your county’s Agricultural Commissioner’s Office. Use the link to find the local contact for your county and learn more about the certification process.

University of California Cooperative Extension- Pesticide Safety Publications

Directs you to publications that serve as study guides for the Private Pesticide Applicator exam.

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