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Minnesota Department of Agriculture- 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, 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.

University of Minnesota Cooperative Extension – Pesticide Safety Program

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).

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