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Pesticide Licensing

Instructions to obtain and maintain a pesticide use license.

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The Division oversees the licensing or permitting of commercial and private pesticide users (applicators) as well as pesticide dealers. Through this process, only persons demonstrating satisfactory competence in the safe and legal use of pesticides within New Hampshire may apply pesticides. Recertification is required to maintain a current license whereby every five years each licensed individual attends educational seminars to ensure they remain up to date in pesticide knowledge. The Division is ultimately responsible for coordinating all required testing, licensing and permitting for pesticide applicators and dealers.

New Hampshire law requires licensing or permitting of commercial and private pesticide applicators as well as pesticide dealers. Through this process, only persons demonstrating satisfactory competence in the safe and legal use of pesticides may apply pesticides. There is an exam requirement for individuals desiring a commercial license, a restricted use permit or a dealer license to sell restricted use pesticides. Licensing can be maintained through recertification whereby every five years each licensed individual attends educational seminars to ensure they remain up to date in pesticide knowledge. This subdivision is ultimately responsible for coordinating all required testing, licensing and permitting for pesticide applicators and dealers.

Exams must be scheduled in advance with the Division of Pesticide Control by contacting (603) 271-3694. Exams are typically given on Friday mornings.

Recertification Training Opportunities

View a list of the Division of Pesticide Control approved pesticide applicator recertification training seminars.pdf file Please note that up to three credits are allowed through on-line education opportunities but the online course needs to be approved by a state pesticide program.

Division approved online educational opportunities are available through UNH Cooperative Extension - eLearning.

Division of Pesticide Control Licensing Information. If you have any inquiries, please contact the Division at (603) 271-3550.

Pesticide Applicator Core Tutorial

This will link you to the Cornell University online training tutorial for the core manual. Please note that Chapter 2 deals with rules specific to New York, and not New Hampshire. Applicators should be sure to obtain the NH Code of Administrative Rules to avoid any confusion.

Study Materials

You must contact the Division of Pesticide Control to determine what materials are needed for your category/commodity group. To print study materials, pesticide applicators may use the Cooperative Extension's Pesticide Safety Education Program, not all materials are here, but some.

Forms

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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109