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Commercial Pesticide Applicators

All Utah commercial pesticide applicator licenses must be associated with a licensed commercial Utah pesticide business.

Commercial Applicator - any person who uses any pesticide for hire or compensation.

All Utah commercial pesticide applicator licenses must be associated with a licensed commercial Utah pesticide business.

All Pesticide Applicators must be 18 years of age to receive a Pesticide Applicators License.

Not sure what type of license you need? Click here.

Have you been hired by a pesticide company to spray pesticides for hire? Are you wanting to start a career in the pesticide field? This section will help you get licensed and prepared for work in the pesticide industry. Every potential applicator must first take training offered by USU Extension. There is a fee paid to USU Extension. Upon passing the exams at a testing center, you must submit this application and pay the UDAF licensing fee here. You can email your completed form OR mail it to: Utah Department of Agriculture and Food c/o Pesticide Program, 350 North Redwood Road, SLC, UT 84114. Failure to do so could result in citation.

I Have Completed the USU Pesticide Modules:
Congratulations on getting the modules done! You are one step closer to acquiring your license. Click here to find the testing center in your area! Upon passing the exams at a testing center, you must submit this application and pay the UDAF licensing fee here. You can email your completed form OR mail it to: Utah Department of Agriculture and Food c/o Pesticide Program, 350 North Redwood Road, SLC, UT 84114. Failure to do so could result in citation.

I Need to Get the USU Pesticide Modules Done:
The first step in getting your Commercial Pesticide Applicator License is to go through the Utah State University Pesticide Modules. These modules are the education process you MUST go through to acquire your Commercial Pesticide Applicator License. This course is required and there is a fee.  You will need your own personal email (using someone else's email may be considered cheating) to register for this course - USU Extension will not accept a company email for more than one person. Click here to go to the USU Pesticide Certification Modules. Upon passing the exams at a testing center, you must submit this application and pay the UDAF licensing fee here. You can email your completed form OR mail it to: Utah Department of Agriculture and Food c/o Pesticide Program, 350 North Redwood Road, SLC, UT 84114. Failure to do so could result in citation.

There are a total of 15 categories that can be held under a Utah Pesticide Applicator’s License. Each one has specific reasons for them to be held. Click here for a downloadable list of each category and description.

Have you been working in the pesticide industry? Do you need help finding CEU events? This section will help you continue your work in the pesticide industry.

There are two methods you can use to renew your Commercial Pesticide Applicator License when the time comes. Please note: All Pesticide Applicator Licenses are good for 3 years INCLUDING the year attained and always expiring on December 31st, of the 3rd year.

Method 1

The first way to renew your Commercial license is to acquire an appropriate number (24) of Continuing Education Units for the license type you have.

Need more CEUs? Click here to find a CEU event near you.

Have the appropriate number of CEU? If you have your renewal form, click here to submit with CEUs. Click if you need a renewal form.

Click here for obtainable online CEUs

Method 2

The second way to renew your license is to simply retake the appropriate modules and tests that are appropriate for the license type and categories held.

Do you need to take the USU Extension Pesticide Modules? Click here to go now.

Have you completed the appropriate modules? Click here to find a testing center.

Looking to work in the State of Utah? Moving to the state of Utah? This section will help you learn how to move your license to a State of Utah pesticide applicator license. The State of Utah will reciprocate a Pesticide Applicator’s License from most states if the steps are followed. Please call us with any concerns at (801) 538-7185.

  1. The first step in getting an out of state pesticide applicator’s license, reciprocated in the State of Utah is to have a “Letter of Good Standing” from the state the license is coming from.
  2. Next, have on hand the $65.00 fee via credit card or E-check (checks can be left blank).
  3. The third step in getting an out-of-state license reciprocated in the State of Utah is to scan in your Driver’s License, Current License (Front and Back) from the state UDAF is reciprocating with. Also, if applicable, your FAA Pilot’s License for the aerial category.
  4. The final step is submitting the above-mentioned information and forms, and, if applicable, your FAA Pilot’s License to UDAF-Pesticide@utah.gov or you can also take pictures of each item and attach them to an email as photos. If that doesn’t work you can mail each item to: Department of Agriculture - Pesticides, 350 N Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84116