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LICENSE REPRIEVE: If your pesticide applicator license expired today, you will automatically be extended to June 1, and are now legally able to apply and purchase pesticides through that date.

Pennsylvania extends pesticide licenses to June 1

Private pesticide applicators will be able to purchase and apply pesticides this spring.

As the situation and response efforts continue to evolve around COVID-19, every aspect of the agriculture industry has felt effects in some way, shape or form.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all pesticide applicator exam sessions have been cancelled, and certain extensions and waivers have been granted:

  • Private applicators with March 31, 2020, expiration dates will be extended to June 1, 2020.
  • For those who are currently licensed and need to renew, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has extended the private applicator renewal date to June 1, 2020. This extension allows private pesticide applicators to purchase and make pesticide applications legally until June 1.
  • For those whose private applicator certification expiration date reads March 31, 2019, or March 31, 2020, you will have until June 1 to obtain the required recertification credits and make payment for the applicators license.
  • For those who have taken exams recently, notification of exam results will be delayed. Those who have taken a pesticide exam and have not heard back from PDA will receive notification once offices are re-opened and exams can be processed.
  • Those who are already signed up to take a pesticide exam at sessions that were cancelled will be contacted by the department to reschedule.

For more details and the most up-to-date information moving forward, visit PDA’s webpage.

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