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Minnesota Department of Agriculture- Pesticides http://www.mda.state.mn.us/chemicals/pesticides.aspx
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://www2.mda.state.mn.us/webapp/lis/productsdefault.jsp, which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.
Laws and Regulations https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=17, which links to legislation applicable to pesticide use in your state.
Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing http://www.mda.state.mn.us/licensing/licensetypes/privapp.aspx, 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.
University of Minnesota Cooperative Extension – Pesticide Safety Program http://www.extension.umn.edu/pesticides/private.html
Oversees testing for the Private Pesticide Applicator Certification. Their website has links to study manuals for the exam and a link to take the exam online. If you prefer to mail in the exam, you can pick up a copy at most local extension offices. Cooperative Extension also offers classes for recertification (which is required every 3 years).