Please follow these steps to add a category to your existing, not expired, valid, pesticide license.
1.) Read all of these steps, then click on PESTICIDE LICENSE CERTIFICATION
2.) You will then click on VIEW COURSES on the USU Extension Education website
3.) Select the box for "Commercial Applicator Courses" or "Non-Commercial Applicator Courses". Private Applicators can select either, but can only add Aerial, or Fumigation categories.
4.) Select the "Category Modules and Exams" box, then
5.) Select the appropriate category module to learn from.
6.) Then you will return to this website and select a Pesticide Licensing Testing Center from the list provided to make an appointment to take the test.
6.) Take the Exam at the testing center.
7.) Call 801-538-7100 and tell them you want to pay $15.00 for "adding a category" to your pesticide license.
After UDAF is notified you have paid for your license and USU Extension notifies us you have taken and passed the test, your new license with the added category will come in the mail.
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.
Henry Nahalewski, Program Manager
All Business licenses are valid for a period of 3 years and must be renewed by December 31st of the expiring year. $25 late fees will be applied after December 31st.
For assistance with this please call or email Amy or Laura using the information above.
A pesticide is defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Insecticide Rodenticide and Fungicide Act (FIFRA) is: "Any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest".
Some UDAF Pesticide Program employees like the definition of: "If it is a word that ends in I-D-E it is a pesticide". Pesticides include: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Rodenticide, and many more. Generally, if it kills something and it is used to kill something, it is a pesticide.
So everybody is a pesticide applicator?Yes, most people use pesticides in their everyday life. If you look at the products you use and see an EPA Reg. number on the label - it is a pesticide. Some pesticides we use are not labeled, or registered with the EPA - these are actually still pesticides. All pesticides need to be used safely and according to manufacturers instructions and good common sense. NOT ALL PESTICIDES REQUIRE YOU TO HAVE A LICENSE, in fact - very few do.
In the Pesticide Program, one thing we do is enforcement of pesticide law. Any registered Pesticide, even those used in the home, have a label and "Directions for Use" on the label. The label is approved by the EPA. The first sentence on the label under "Directions for Use" is always; "It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling." The UDAF Pesticide Program administers this law (FIFRA and the Utah Pesticide Control Act) in Utah. Any use of a pesticide is subject to these laws regardless if the person applying them is licensed or not.
If any pesticide is used in the process of making money, in the State of Utah, you need a Utah Commercial Pesticide Applicator License.
If you use a pesticide for your employer, usually only on the employers property, you may need a Utah Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License, the law only requires this license to apply Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP).
Utah Commercial and Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator Licenses are used for specific purposes. For a description of the categories of licenses please read: How to Certify and Become a Licensed Utah Pesticide Applicator
If you raise a plant for an agricultural purpose, you may need a Utah Private Pesticide Applicator License. If pesticides are used on your property for an agricultural commodity it is highly recommended you obtain a Utah Private Pesticide Applicator License. and review the requirements of the Worker Protection Standards (WPS) carefully with UDAF.