The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is the authority regulating pesticide use in Minnesota. The MDA certifies applicators as competent and qualified to obtain a license by initial testing; applicators whom the MDA deem as qualified may obtain a pesticide applicator license. The MDA issues different license types with specific categories depending on the intended application site.
Commercial pesticide applicator licenses are for pesticide applicators who apply any pesticide (including herbicides) “for hire”. For hire means you charge or invoice for the service. To become licensed an applicant must:
Noncommercial licenses are for all pesticide applicators that apply restricted use pesticides (RUP) as part of their job on property owned or contracted by their employer. To become licensed an applicant must:
Structural Pest Control Applicator licenses are for applicators that apply pesticides on or in structures. To become licensed an applicant must:
*To become licensed as a Master, the applicator must work for 2 years as a Journeyman under a Master.
Structural Pest Control Company licenses are for companies that apply pesticides in and around structures. To become licensed a company must:
Questions regarding a pesticide applicator license call 651-201-6615
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org