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Montana Department of Agriculture Pesticides Program

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. Information on recertification (which is required every 5 years) is also provided.

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

Montana State University Cooperative Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program

Oversees the testing and training for certification. Landowners may choose to take a graded exam or to take a six-hour training session and then an ungraded exam in order to become certified. Through this website, you can access materials for the exam and also find your local county extension office to learn about training dates. Extension also offers classes for recertification.

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