Private Pesticide Applicator
For the Kansas law associated with this area of our program, go to the Kansas Pesticide Law and left mouse-click on the file. If you prefer to download the file, right mouse-click on the file.
A private pesticide applicator certification may only be used to apply or supervise the application of a restricted use pesticide product according to label directions for the purpose of:
Producing an agricultural commodity
On property owned or rented by the private certified applicator or such person's employer; or
If applied without compensation other than trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities, on property owned or rented by another producer of an agricultural commodity.
The following list of private certified applicators is provided to facilitate identification of authorized purchasers of RUPs:
Private certification may be obtained by passing an open book examination at a county extension office. Contact the county extension office in advance to ensure the office will be open and allow 2-3 hours to complete the examination. The county extension office will collect the $25 fee and mail the completed examination to KDA for grading and issuing the certification card. Private applicator certification expires on the individual’s birthday in the 5th calendar year after it is issued.
The private applicator study manual (Publication MF-531) is available Kansas State University by calling (785) 532-5830 or by ordering at the KSU Publications and Video Web Site. Some county extension offices may also have manuals available.
Renewal applications are mailed to the applicator’s home address. Please inform KDA of any address changes to make sure you receive your renewal material.
Please check EPA's Endangered Species web site often.