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Pesticide Applicator Licensing
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Guidelines
To legally apply any pesticide (even lawn fertilizers with herbicides) for compensation, you must have a Kansas Pesticide Business License and at least one employee with a Kansas Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification in the appropriate category. Information about Commercial Applicator Licensing is available at the Kansas Department of Agriculture web site.
Private Pesticide Applicator Guidelines
Below you will find instructions/guidelines on how to become certified as a Private Pesticide Applicator, how to renew your certification, or renewing your certification through a CD-Rom program. Please select the one that pertains to your needs.
The test to become certified as a Private Pesticide Applicator is open book and can be taken at any Kansas County Extension Office. The test normally takes two to three hours to complete. We recommend reading the manual before taking the test.
Restricted Use Pesticides
A private pesticide applicator license is required for purchasing restricted use pesticides. Refer to Restricted Use Pesticides in Kansas to find out which pesticides are on the restricted use list.