Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Reciprocal License

How an Out-of-State Pesticide Applicator Can Become Licensed in Utah 

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) will reciprocate with any state that will reciprocate with us, the United States Department of Defense (DOD), or the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This will allow individuals holding a valid commercial license from any state, DOD or BLM to obtain a license in the State of Utah on a reciprocal basis. To apply for a Utah license an applicant must provide the following:

  1. Complete the Application for Commercial / Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicators.
  2. Supply a copy of current State, DOD, or BLM pesticide license (front and back on both).
  3. Supply a legible copy of government-issued photo identification (front and back on both).
  4. Pay for pesticide applicator license here
  5. Email the completed application (along with copies of pesticide license and photo ID) to UDAF at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  6. Request a Letter of Good Standing from the State, DOD, or BLM licensing department, to be emailed directly to UDAF at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The letter must indicate:
  • That the applicator tested in that state.
  • Expiration date for the license.
  • If applicator has no outstanding fines, fees, or pending actions for enforcement.


NOTE: If you are applying for a Commercial Pesticide Applicators license you must hold a valid Commercial Pesticide Business License with UDAF or work for a company who does. The business license fee is $75 for 1-4 commercial applicators, $150 for 5-9 commercial applicators, or $300 for 10 or more commercial applicators. The business application process can be done online here.

Reciprocal licenses will be good until December 31 of the year that their current applicator license will expire, unless their expiration is longer than 3 years.

UDAF reserves the right to require examination (testing in Utah) of individuals for just-cause or if comparable license categories do not exist between the two states. Call 801-538-7100 for further information or questions.