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Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management – Pesticide Unit http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/agricult/pesticide.htm
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://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/agricult/pdf/regpests.pdf, which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.
Laws and Regulations http://www.dem.ri.gov/pubs/regs/index.htm#Agriculture, which links to legislation applicable to pesticide use in your state.
Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/agricult/faqs.htm#pesticides, which outlines the requirements for certification and licensing to become a Private Pesticide Applicator in your state. (Scroll down to the pesticides section). 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. You can find information on this website about the required training and exam.
University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension – Health, Environmental and Pesticide Safety Training http://cels.uri.edu/pls/PLS_Pat.aspx
Offers the required two-day core training and subsequent exam that is necessary for certification. The website has information on dates and locations of the training as well as available recertification courses.