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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.

Exam Results pdf file

Recertification Training Opportunitiespdf file

Contact the Division of Pesticide Control for information about approved pesticide applicator recertification training seminars. 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 Exam Study Materials

You must contact the Division of Pesticide Control to determine what study materials are needed for your category/commodity group. Study materials are available through the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension's Pesticide Safety Education Program, telephone (603) 351-3831. Applicators should obtain and/or have access to the Rules of the New Hampshire Pesticide Control Board: NH Code of Administrative Rules.

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