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Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training

Updated December 09, 2022
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Amanda Bachmann

SDSU Extension Pesticide Education & Urban Entomology Field Specialist

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) is the lead agency administering the pesticide certification program required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). SDSU Extension partners with DANR to offer training programs.

Those who apply pesticides for hire or as a government employee that applies pesticides while performing work duties, must have a commercial applicator license.

You are considered a commercial applicator if you:

  • Engage in the business of applying pesticides to the lands of another;
  • Advertise as being in the business of applying pesticides to the lands of another at any time;
  • Apply pesticides while in the performance of duties as a governmental employee; or
  • Otherwise act as a commercial applicator.

Commercial applicator certification and licensure is valid for two years and must be renewed by March 1. View upcoming training opportunities below.

2023 Recertification Opportunities

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