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North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Pesticide Section

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, 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

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.

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