Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Pesticide Program

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Program Manager
(801) 538-7183

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food administers the Utah Pesticide Control Act, which regulates the registration and use of pesticides in Utah. This Act authorizes pesticide registration requirements and the pesticide applicator certification program.

UDAF has primacy for pesticide enforcement under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in Utah. UDAF administers sections of FIFRA under which programs are developed and implemented by cooperative grant agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These programs include the Worker Protection Program, Endangered Species Program, Ground Water/Pesticide Protection Program, Certification Program, and Pesticide Enforcement. 

The Utah pesticide program has been working with Utah pesticide businesses, government agencies and farmers for over a hundred years by overseeing the application of pesticides throughout our beautiful state. Our Pesticide website has information and links for first time licensees, returning pesticide licensees, pesticide business licensees and pesticide product registration. These links provide further detailed information to help aid in answering your pesticide related questions. Enjoy your time exploring our site and thank you for visiting the State of Utah Pesticide website.

Please note:  
The process for Acquiring a Utah Private, Commercial or Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicators License has changed - Please Review the steps for your license below.
Taking an education module from USU Extension Service is now required before testing and an applicator license is obtained.

(1) (a) Protecting the Public, the Environment & Pesticide Information
(b) What is a pesticide and do I need a license?
(c) What kind of license do I obtain? How to Certify and Become a Licensed Utah Pesticide Applicator (<--- list of the types of licenses and categories).
(d) Pesticide Enforcement, Inspection, Investigations & Complaints

(2) Utah Private Pesticide Applicator Licensing & Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

(3) (a) Utah Commercial Pesticide Applicator Licensing

(b) Utah Commercial Pesticide Business Licensing

(4) Utah Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator Licensing

(5) Pesticide Product Registration

(6) Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) Dealers

Pesticide Sales Records - RUP dealers records link

RUP Dealer Application (License type 4004)

For renewals follow the instructions on the notice. If your notice is not received or lost, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(7) Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

(a) Pesticide CEU Events

(b) CEU Approval for Course Sponsors