Pesticide Applicator

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.

Expand the lists below for additional information.

  • Commercial Pesticide Applicator

  • Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification Categories

  • Private Pesticide Applicator

  • Registered Technician

  • Home Inspections For Wood Destroying Organisms

  • Worker Protection Standards (WPS)

Pesticide Applicator Determination

Please read and adhere to the restricted use pesticide (RUP) block at the top of the product label.  Some of the RUP labels limit the use of that product to a certified applicator and/or prohibit use by a supervised uncertified applicator.  Paraquat and the RUP dicamba products are included.  Unless otherwise stated in the RUP block, there is no use of these products (e.g., handling, mixing, loading, application) that may be performed by an individual without a current pesticide applicator certification in the appropriate category/subcategory.  This restriction applies to both commercial and private applications.

NOTE: An applicator is only considered certified when using a pesticide within their certification category/subcategory.  When using a pesticide outside of their certification, they are uncertified.  Therefore, if an RUP block limits any of the uses to a certified applicator and/or prohibits supervision of an uncertified applicator, those uses may only be performed by an applicator with the proper certification.