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Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management – Pesticide Unit

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. (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

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.

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