The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is the authority regulating pesticide use in Minnesota. Persons applying pesticides in Minnesota may need to obtain a license from MDA to do so. One step in obtaining any license is successfully completing certification exams. By taking and passing a certification exam a person demonstrates they are qualified to hold a license.
The MDA issues different license types with specific categories depending on the intended application site. Persons must determine what type of license they need (Structural, Commercial, NonCommercial) and the categories in which they need to certify.
Private Applicators apply and test through the University of Minnesota. See Private Certification
Questions regarding Pesticide Applicator Licensing call 651-201-6615 or email Pesticide.Licensing@state.mn.us