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Licensed Pesticide Dealer FAQs | South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Licensed Pesticide Dealer FAQs

Who is Required to Have a Pesticide Dealers License?

Anyone that distributes a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) in or to South Dakota must obtain a Pesticide Dealers License from the S.D. Department of Agriculture.

How Do I Obtain a Pesticide Dealers License?

A Pesticide Dealers License can be obtained from the Department of Agriculture by:

  • Completing a “Licensed Pesticide Dealers” application and submitting it to the Department of Agriculture
  • Completing and scoring at least 70% on an open examination approved by the Department of Agriculture.
  • Submitting a fee of $50 for each location distributing pesticides in the state to the Department of Agriculture.

How Do I Maintain My Pesticide Dealers License?

In order to maintain the validity of a Pesticide Dealers License, Licensed Dealers must:

  • Attend a certification short course biennially; or
  • Re-take an open-book examination approved by the Department of Agriculture; and
  • Submit a biennial fee of $50 for each location distributing pesticides in the state.

What Are My Responsibilities as a Licensed Pesticide Dealer?

Restricted Use Pesticides may only be sold to certified applicators. If a Restricted Use Pesticide is to be received by someone other than a certified applicator, the certified applicator must provide written permission for the person to receive the pesticide on his or her behalf.

Licensed Pesticide Dealers are required to keep records of all Restricted Use Pesticide sales. Records must include:

  • Dealers Name and Address; and
  • Dealers License Number; and
  • Name and Address of the Certified Applicator; or
  • Certification Number or License Number of the Certified Applicator; and
  • Date of Sale; and
  • Trade Name of Pesticide; and
  • EPA Registration Number of Pesticide; and
  • Quantity Sold.

Records must be retained by the Licensed Pesticide Dealer for at least three (3) years and must be made available to the Department of Agriculture upon request.

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