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Pesticide License

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Pesticide

Are you interested in obtaining your Pesticide License?  

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Which license do I need, Private or Commercial?

A Private Pesticide Applicator license is needed if either of the following statements is true...

  • I want to purchase and use a Restricted-Use pesticide (RUP) on my property or the property of my employer to produce an agricultural, ornamental, or forestry commodity.
  • I want to supervise the use of a Restricted-Use pesticide (RUP) on my property or the property of my employer to produce an agricultural, ornamental, or forestry commodity.

A Commercial Pesticide Applicator license...

  • is required if you want to apply a Restricted-Use pesticide (RUP) and you do not qualify as a private applicator.
  • is required if you work for or as a licensed Pesticide Contractor applying any pesticide to the lands of another for a fee unless you work under the supervision of someone else who has a Commercial Pesticide Applicator license.
  • does not permit you to charge a fee unless you also have a Pesticide Contractor license.
  • is required for Restricted-Use pesticide purchases, and these must be confined to only those categories for which you are authorized by your license.

Georgia Private Pesticide License

Please visit the following link   https://extension.uga.edu/programs-services/pesticide-safety-education/private-applicators.html  to obtain your Georgia Private Pesticide License.

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Georgia Commercial Pesticide License

What are the specific requirements for obtaining a Commercial Pesticide Applicator license?

Please visit the following link:  https://extension.uga.edu/programs-services/pesticide-safety-education/commercial-applicators.html  for information on how to obtain your Georgia Commercial Pesticide License.