MDA Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicators

This license is for persons wishing to apply pesticides in the state of Minnesota. Pesticides include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and other products intended to prevent, destroy, repel or mitigate a pest and substances intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant or desiccant. In the Nursery & Landscape Industry the most commonly held license categories are A (Core) and E (Turf and Ornamentals), and occasionally F (Aquatics).



License Application:

If you do not currently hold a license click on the link below to apply:



License Testing Sites:

To take the Pesticide Applicators exam to obtain a license contact one of these testing locations listed at the link below:




If you already hold a license and need to recertify, click here for a list of upcoming recertification classes:




For more information on pesticide applicator licensure or recertification deadlines contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture at 651-201-6615 or visit the link below:

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