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Colorado Private Pesticide Applicator Exam

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Is This Licensing Exam For You?

Is This Licensing Exam For You?

Are you a Private Pesticide Applicator? / Is this licensing exam for you?

Are you a Commercial, Limited commercial or Public applicator?

If you are making ANY pesticide application for hire or compensation, including pesticide applications as a part of a service you provide, you must be licensed as a commercial applicator and hold the appropriate qualified supervisor license with the Colorado Department of Agriculture. If you work for a municipality or other government entity, and you intend to apply Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs), you must, license as a public applicator and hold the appropriate qualified supervisor license with the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

If you intend to apply RUPs solely on your business property, you must license as a limited commercial applicator and hold the appropriate qualified supervisor license with the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Please call 303-869-9064 if you have any questions on what type of pesticide applicator license best fits your business or production needs. Information on licensing and examination for Commercial, Limited Commercial, and Public applicators can be found at https://www.colorado.gov/ag/dpi

To license as a Private Pesticide Applicator in Colorado:

1. Pass the new online version of the examination with a score of 70% or better. Note: You will have 30 days to complete the online exam. The private pesticide applicator manual can be downloaded and printed for future reference.

2. The next step would be to complete the licensing application; fill out the online application for licensure at:

https://nws.colorado.egov.com/forms/agriculture/pesticide

This site allows you to complete the PA application, make a payment, and upload a copy of your driver license. If this is your first time, contact the Department at 303-869-9064 to obtain your applicator ID #.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture Private Applicator Examination is an open book test that may be taken at home, online, or during a precertification course. However, 3.8(b) of the Rules states:

Examination security provisions: No applicant or licensee testing for a private applicator license, or person proctoring a private applicator test session, shall cause any examination question or answer to be disseminated to any person not employed by the Commissioner by any means whatsoever. No person other than the applicant or licensee may complete the private applicator examination form.


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