INDIANA PESTICIDE APPLICATOR STATE REQUIREMENTS

How many continuing certification hours (CCH) are required to renew my Indiana pesticide applicator license?

Yes, requirements differ by license type

Category 1 - Agricultural Pest Management - 20 CCH
Category 2 - Forest Pest Management - 10 CCH
Category 3a - Ornamental Pest Management - 15 CCH
Category 3b - Turf Management - 20 CCH
Category 4 - Seed Treatment - 10 CCH
Category 5 - Aquatic Pest Management - 15 CCH
Category 6 - Industrial Weed Management - 15 CCH
Category 7a - Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health-Related Pest Management - 20 CCH
Category 7b - Termite Control - 15 CCH
Category 7d - Fumigation - 20 CCH
Category 8 - Community-Wide Mosquito Control - 15 CCH
Category 11 - Aerial Application - 20 CCH
Category 12 - Wood Destroying Pest Inspection - 10 CCH
Category 13 - Limited Certification - 10 CCH
Category 14 - Agricultural Fertilizer Application - 3 CCH
Category RT - Registered Technician - 8 CCH

INDIANA PESTICIDE APPLICATOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I become a licensed Indiana commercial pesticide applicator?
  1. Pass the written Core Exam
  2. Pass the appropriate Category exams.
*If you will be applying pesticides or fertilizers to lawns for hire you must pass the Core and Category B exams as well as, meeting the experience requirements.
  • Complete a state chemist-approved multiday training. Contact Purdue Pesticide programs 765-494-4566 or visit the program brochure to meet this requirement.
  • work as an active Registered Technician for at least 90 days OR
  • work as a licensed applicator in any category for at least one year OR
  • complete a formal post-high school, two-year minimum turf program and submit your transcripts to the Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC)
When does my commercial pesticide license expire?

December 31st every year.

What are the applicator categories for Indiana pesticide applicators?

Category 1 - Agricultural Pest Management
Category 2 - Forest Pest Management
Category 3a - Ornamental Pest Management
Category 3b - Turf Management
Category 4 - Seed Treatment
Category 5 - Aquatic Pest management
Category 6 - Industrial Weed Management
Category 7a - Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health-Related Pest Management
Category 7b - Termite Control
Category 7d - Fumigation
Category 8 - Community-Wide Mosquito Control
Category 11 - Aerial Application
Category 12 - Wood Destroying Pest Inspection
Category 13 - Limited Certification
Category 14 - Agricultural Fertilizer Application
Category RT - Registered Technician

 

Does Indiana offer reciprocity for pesticide applicators?
Yes, reciprocity differs by category type, view a full list of reciprocal categories here.
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