Certified Pesticide Applicator Training
A Pesticide Applicator is someone who purchases, uses and/or supervises the use of Restricted Use Pesticides. Certified pesticide applicators fall into three classes:
- Certified Private Pesticide Applicators, who use and/or supervises the use of pesticides on property that they or their employers own, rent or lease, or if applied without compensation other than trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities.
- Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicators, who apply or supervise the application of pesticides for other individuals for pay, and only in the category(ies) in which they are certified.
- Certified Noncommercial Pesticide Applicators, who apply or supervise the application of pesticides as an employee of a government agency, either federal, state, or local, and only in the performance of their duties as a government employee. As in the case of commercial applicators, noncommercial applicators may apply pesticides only in the category(ies) in which they are certified.
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According to the South Carolina Pesticide Control Act, all certified pesticide applicators must undergo a specified amount of recertification training in order to maintain their licenses.
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