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

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The Utah Private Pesticide Applicator License

Utah Rule R68-7-5.(3) Private Applicator - any person or his/her employer who uses or supervises the use of any restricted-use pesticide for the purpose of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by the employer  or (if applied without compensation other than trading of services between producers of agricultural  commodities) on the property of another person.

WPS is an EPA rule that requires training and facilities to keep farm workers and pesticide handlers safe from pesticide effects due to working on the farm. To help people comply with the WPS, UDAF recommends that if you use any pesticide (insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, etc) on an agricultural establishment, you should get a Utah Private Applicator Pesticide License. It does not matter if you apply the pesticide, (even if it is not a Restricted Use Pesticide) or somebody else does - you will be subject to the WPS and YOU will need to obtain a license to make following the rules easier.

ALMOST ALL UTAH PRIVATE PESTICIDE LICENSE APPLICATORS MUST FOLLOW THE WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD (WPS)

HOW TO RECEIVE A UTAH PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATOR LICENSE FOR THE FIRST TIME, OR WHEN YOUR LICENSE HAS EXPIRED

HOW TO RENEW OR RE-CERTIFY YOUR EXISTING (NOT EXPIRED) LICENSE