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Certification Process

• Pesticide Application Certification Details & FAQ

• Qualifications and Requirements for Individuals Seeking Pesticide Application Registration or Certification Credentials

• How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator Certification/Registration Application Pesticide Applicator certification/registration application is intended for use by: 1. Individuals who apply a pesticide in the course of his or her employment or other business activity, 2. Individuals or their employees who apply restricted use pesticides for the purpose of producing any agricultural commodity.

• Commercial Pesticide Application Certification Categories Commercial applicators who apply for certification or register technician status must designate the type of pesticide application(s) they will make on the appropriate MDARD application form.

• Examination Process and Examination Schedule Certified Pesticide Applicator and Registered Technician exams are offered by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) at various locations throughout the state by appointment. Schedule online at

• Renewal Process

• Recertification/Reregistration Credit Requirements/Seminar Attendance Record PDF icon

Certification Training

• Seminar Meeting Dates and Locations Select a Month to get Seminar Meeting Dates and Locations

• Instructions for Recertification Training Seminar Attendance This program provides pesticide applicators with an optional method of renewing their certification/registration credentials. Read on to find out how.

• Training Notification for Nonregistered Pesticide Applicators PDF icon

• List of Study Manuals by Applicator Type PDF icon

• Guidelines for Conducting Training Sessions for Pesticide Recertification Credits

• "Bubble Sheet Gone Bad" Online Training Program for Conducting Pesticide Recertification Training


• Reciprocity Between States The Michigan Department of Agriculture has reciprocal agreements with Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

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