All Structural, Commercial and Non Commercial licenses become Non-Valid on December 31st and must be renewed annually. Applicators must also recertify in each use category in which they are licensed. Private Applicators see Private Certification
Printed on each license identification card is a Valid date and Categories/Attend Workshop By date. To check the license status and Categories/Attend Workshop By date of an applicator, look on the license identification card or go to License Lookup.
Recertification workshops are held for most certification throughout the year. Persons renewing licenses with Categories C and H should note that attending a recertification workshop allows for license renewal for three years.
Persons renewing their license with Categories E, F, G, I, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q and R should note that attending a recertification workshop allows for license renewal for two years.
Persons renewing their license with Categories B, S, and Structural Pest Control should note that attending a recertification workshop allows for license renewal for one year.
Persons attending a qualifying workshop are also credited for category A.
If you are unable to attend a recertification workshop or no workshop is offered by the December 31st recertify-by date, a person must retest for recertification in all held categories prior to license renewal.
Recertification credit for retesting is equal to credit given for attending a recertification workshop. Retesting fees are set at a rate approximately equivalent to the fee for attendance at a recertification workshop.To schedule an exam contact MDA or see Testing Locations
Questions regarding a pesticide applicator license call 651-201-6615 or Pesticide.Recertification@state.mn.us.