Pesticide Applicator

  • Commercial Pesticide Applicator

  • Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification Categories

  • Private Pesticide Applicator

  • Registered Technician

  • Home Inspections For Wood Destroying Organisms

  • Worker Protection Standards (WPS)

The law associated with this area of our program is the Kansas Pesticide Law.

We certify private and commercial applicators to use pesticides.

To qualify for certification, a commercial pesticide applicator must show adequate knowledge of the type of pesticide application that he or she intends to perform. By educating, training, and testing people who apply certain pesticides, we are able to assure consumers that the person applying pesticides to their lawn, home or workplace is knowledgeable and qualified.

The following lists are provided to facilitate identification of authorized purchasers of restricted use pesticides:

Endangered Species

Please check EPA's Endangered Species web site often.

Recycling Pesticide Containers

Proper disposal and recycling of used pesticide containers is an area in which all pesticide dealers and applicators should pay close attention to.  For more information associated with recycling pesticide containers, visit the Ag Container Recycling Council web site.

Electronic Record Keeping Policy

A new policy regarding Kansas Pesticide Law and electronic record keeping became effective October 1st, 2014.  This policy addresses any documentation required under Kansas Pesticide Law, how it relates to electronic record keeping, and specifics about Statement of Service Requirements.  The policy letter can be found here: Electronic Record Keeping.

Pesticide Applicator Determination

The new paraquat and dicamba labels are more restrictive than the restricted use pesticide product labels we’re used to. A significant change is that their use is limited to certified applicators. That is, there is no use of these products (e.g., mixing, loading, application) that may be performed by an individual without a current pesticide applicator certification — even if that individual is supervised by someone with a current pesticide applicator certification. This restriction applies to both commercial and private applications.

The KDA pesticide and fertilizer program has made the following determination. In addition to having all uses performed by a holder of a current Kansas 1A certification, a Kansas pesticide business licensee may have any or all uses performed by a holder of a Kansas private certification when those uses are supervised by an employee having a Kansas 1A commercial certification and working out of the same location as the individual being supervised. Names and certification numbers of both must be on the statement of service if the application was made by the private certified applicator and, because the applicator doesn’t have a Kansas 1A commercial certification, he/she must be listed on the pesticide business license as an uncertified applicator.