Farmers and Farm Managers
Licensing / Certification
In Minnesota, pesticide applicators must be licensed.
- complete an application form;
- pay required fees;
- take and pass required exams; and
- meet financial responsibility requirements.
For more information, visit:
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Select "Licensing, Inspections, Certifications;"then "Pesticide Applicator Licensing."
Some states require licenses for people who apply pesticides. Requirements vary by state. In general, those who apply pesticides must be at least 18 years old and pass a written exam. Some states also require that pesticide applicators take a training course of 16 hours or more.
Certifications are examinations that test or enhance your knowledge, experience or skills in an occupation or profession.
There are 14 certifications related to this career.