Information for SC Private Applicators
How do I become licensed?
1- Take SC private applicator training and exam
To be certified as a private applicator, you must be at least 18 years-old, complete the proper training and pass an exam. Pay the pro-rated portion of the fee for the remainder of the five-year certification block in which the license is being issued.
2 - Have a valid SC commercial, non-commercial, or dealer license
If you have a SC commercial, non-commercial or dealer license, you may obtain a private applicator’s license by submitting the proper application form and paying the pro-rated portion of the fee for the remainder of the five-year certification block in which the license is being issued. No additional training or exams are required.
3 - Reciprocate from another state
If you have a private pesticide applicator license in any other US state or territory, you may apply for a private applicator's license in South Carolina. You must reside out of the state of SC to qualify for this method of licensing.
To apply for a private reciprocal license, you will need to complete and return the following items:
- Reciprocal Private License Application
- Affidavit Form
- Provide a copy of your current pesticide license from the state in which you are reciprocating from
- Private license fee is $8.00. You may pay the license fee online or mail a check/money order payable to: Clemson University to the address listed on the application. If you pay online, you may email your application and other required forms to Tammy Henderson at email@example.com.
4 - Be a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA)
If you are a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA), you may receive a SC private applicator license based on this certification. Contact Tammy Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
How do I earn recertification credits?
Private applicator licenses are issued in five-year blocks that end in 2009, 2014, 2019 etc. Licensing fees are pro-rated and expire at the end of the block in which they are issued. You must complete five Continuing Certification Units (CCUs) of training during each five-year block.
How do I verify Continuing Certification Units (CCUs)?
Click here for the status of CCUs for the current five-year block.