How do I get a commercial pesticide license in South Carolina? There are 2 ways to obtain a commercial license in SC:
A.) Take SC Exams, then complete the application process. or
B.) Reciprocate on your current pesticide license from a state in which SC has a reciprocal agreement.
For Option A: Taking SC exams?
You will need to take the Core and Category exams. To register to take the exams you will need to contact Holly Lizotte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-646-2164. If needed, study material can be ordered through PSA Publications at Clemson’s Marketplace.
Once exams have been completed and passed, the required forms for a commercial pesticide license will be mailed or emailed to the examinee. To apply for a commercial license, you will need to return the completed forms with your payment to our licensing department.
To apply for a commercial license you will need to complete and return the following items:
For Option B: Reciprocating from another state?
To obtain a reciprocal commercial pesticide license, you must have a current license from one of the states in which South Carolina has a reciprocal agreement with and complete the following forms to apply for a reciprocal license.
To apply for a reciprocal license you will need to complete and return the following items:
(Please note that if you have taken category 7A and are applying for a 7A – Structural Pest Control Business license or applying to be a DCA, there are additional forms you will need that can be found on our business licensing page.
For commercial and/or business licensing questions not found on this website, contact Connie Kelley at email@example.com or 864-646-2155 or contact Karen Claflin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-646-2137.