Private Applicator Certification FAQs
Who is Required to Have Private Applicator Certification?
- Anyone that applies a pesticide other than a restricted use pesticide for the purpose of producing an agricultural commodity that has a gross sales potential of exceeding $1,000 to land one owns or rents.
- Anyone that applies a pesticide other than a restricted use pesticide for the purpose of producing an agricultural commodity that has a gross sales potential of exceeding $1,000 to land owned or rented by the applicator’s employer.
- Anyone that applies or purchases a Restricted Use Pesticide.
- Anyone that applies any pesticide for someone else and not compensated other than trading of services between agricultural producers.
Am I Required to Obtain Further Training and Certification for Predator Control Devices?
- To use cyanide capsule predator control devices (M-44) it is required that you attend a training course approved by the Department of Agriculture and complete a written examination, scoring at least 70%. Certification necessary to use these devices must be renewed every two- (2) years. Additional record keeping requirements (Link to Private Applicator Record Keeping) apply to applicators using cyanide capsule predator control devices (M-44).
How Do I Obtain a Private Applicator Certification?
- Private Pesticide Certification can be obtained by attending a training course provided by the SD Cooperative Extension Service or completing an open book examination.
- Private Pesticide Certification may also be obtained by completing the “Private Applicator Web Training” found on the internet.
- If you are a PRIVATE pesticide aerial applicator, you must completed the Private Aerial Pesticide Applicator Application form.
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