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Pesticide Applicator License Categories


Commercial/Noncommercial Pesticide Applicator License Categories (including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides)

ALL PESTICIDE APPLICATOR'S, INCLUDING STRUCTURAL, MUST CERTIFY IN CATEGORY A.
A CORE BASIC PRINCIPALS of pesticide regulation and application; required for all licensed applicators.
CODE CATEGORY FOR APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES
B General Aerial with an aircraft
C Field Crop Pest Management herbicide, insecticide and / or fungicide to agricultural crops
E Turf and Ornamentals to non-agricultural areas or for ornamental propagation including lawns, parks, athletic fields, golf course, nurseries, greenhouses
F Aquatic* to surface water or to areas where water is present  to control  aquatic pest organisms, plants
G Forest Spraying to forested areas or forest plantations
H Seed Treatment insecticide and fungicide to seed
I Anti-Microbial to HVAC ventilation systems, cooling towers and for indoor mold mitigation & remediation
J Rights-of-Way to rights-of-way including roads, utilities, ditch banks and non crop areas adjacent to surface water
K Agricultural Pest Control—Animal to farm buildings and farm animals
L Mosquito Control for mosquito and black fly control
M Food Processing Pest Control noncommercial only in food processing facilities (not for hire)
N Stored Grain & Fumigation fumigants and other pesticide to stored grain, processed grain other commodities and facilities (fumigation endorsement for structural applicator)
 O  Soil Fumigation to fumigate soil
P Vertebrate Pest Control for control of vertebrate pests
Q Wood Preservatives chemical wood preservative to lumber such as utility poles, fence posts, structural lumber, railroad ties
R Sewer Root Control for root control in sewer lines
S Noncommercial Structural in, on, under or around structures (not for hire)

* An Aquatic Nuisance Control or other permit may also be required by the Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources (MDNR) for individual applications of pesticide to surface waters. Contact the MDNR, Ecological Services Section 651-259-5100 for further information.


Structural Pest Control License Categories

All Pesticide Applicators, Including Structural, Must Certify in Category A.

SPCC Structural Pest Control Company NOTE: A structural pest control company must be licensed and employ at least one Master Structural Pest Control Applicator (SPCA)
CODE CATEGORY FOR APPLICATION OF PESTICIDE OR USE OF A DEVICE TO CONTROL A
SPCA Master pests in, on, under, or around structures.

NOTE: SPCA Master: A new applicant must take the SPCA Master exam and have a minimum of 2 years work experience.
SPCA Journeyman pests in, on, under, or around structures.

NOTE: SPCA Journeyman: A new applicant must take the SPCA Journeyman exam.
  Fumigator Endorsement for application of fumigant in a structure (building or grain facility)