How to license a new Utah Commercial Pesticide Business:
Note: As of January 1st, 2019 a new law was passed that requires a “Qualifying Party” to be associated with each commercial pesticide business license. Lawn care companies providing ornamental and turf pest control spot treatment services, and using herbicides with labels that contain the signal word “Warning” or “Caution” are exempt from the new 2-year Qualified Party/Applicator rule. To learn more about the “Qualifying Party” in general and how to become a Qualifying Party yourself, see below.
What is a “Qualifying Party?”
During the 2018 Legislative Session, a new law (see Utah Pesticide Control Act 4-14-111(3)(d)) was passed that requires a “Qualifying Party” to be associated with each Commercial Pesticide Business License. There are three ways to become a “Qualifying Party:”
- Maintain a valid Utah Pesticide Applicator’s License for two or more years.
- Maintain a valid Pesticide Applicator’s License from another state for two or more years that qualify for a Utah reciprocal license.
- Provide a copy of a related Associate’s Degree (or higher) and date graduated. Accepted degrees include horticulture, agriculture, entomology, biology, and chemistry. UDAF has the discretion in deciding what other fields of study may be acceptable.
Step 1: Click here to get a renewal form.
Step 2: Have on hand the appropriate fee via credit card or E-check (checks can be left blank): $75 for 1-4 employed licensed applicators; $150 for 5-9 employed licensed applicators; $300 for 10+ employed licensed applicators.
Step 3: Make payment. Click here to the online payments page.
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.
To request approval for CEU's and a CEU course you're offering, click here.
All Commercial Pesticide Applicators are required to keep records on every application they make. Non-Commercial and Private Pesticide applicators are required to keep only records on RUP. These inspections may be done in conjunction with another investigation or as an investigation in itself. RUP dealers’ records are also conducted as described earlier. When requested, applicators must provide UDAF personnel with records.
You do not have to use this form but it contains all the necessary record-keeping elements. Click here for a downloadable sample.
UDAF Pesticide Program is trying to create better outreach to the regulated pesticide community. With that goal in mind, we would like to offer something new to all individual applicators, pesticide companies, and private pesticide applicators that are concerned about pesticides, the opportunity to learn more! We are now offering Compliance Assistance in the form of “Volunteer Inspections.” If you would like to request an inspection please contact a compliance specialist in your area.
These are the Laws and Regulations that are in place and enforced in the State of Utah.
Federal Laws and Regulations
- EPA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act
- Endangered Species Act
- Worker Protection Standards (WPS)
Utah Laws and Regulations
For updates, changes, and all information regarding laws and regulations for pesticides in the state of Utah, please go here.