Reciprocity allows persons residing and certified and credentialed in one state to be certified in another state without being required to pass additional certification examinations.
In Minnesota, a person must be licensed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) before applying pesticides for hire or applying a restricted use pesticide (RUP). Reciprocity streamlines this license process.
MDA has reciprocal agreements with states adjacent to Minnesota: North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Renewal notices will be mailed to applicators before the license expires at the end of the year. Renewals must be received by the designated date or a late fee will be assessed.
An applicator certified via reciprocity must: