LDAF

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Click Here to download the Fall 2021 Unwanted Pesticide Disposal Program Informational Flyer.

"LDAF certifies commercial pesticide applicators and licenses businesses"

TYPES OF

Commercial Certifications

Are exams required?

Certification time frame

Are Business Licenses required?

Business license requirements

Private pesticide applicator

1 exam

3 years -

Expires on March 31st of the third year.

No

None

Commercial pesticide applicator

2 or more; General Standards + category

3 years – from date of exam or last recertification.

+ Annual card renewal

Yes, if working in pest control business for a profit.

LDAF Certified applicator + Proof of bond/insurance + registration of equipment.

RUP Salesperson

1 exam

3 years – from date of exam or last recertification.

+ Annual card renewal

Yes, RUP Dealer *

LDAF Certified Salesperson or applicator

Agricultural Consultant

2 or more;

General Standards + category

3 years – from date of exam or last recertification,

+ Annual card renewal

Yes, Ag consultant business

LDAF Certified Ag consultant + register all field scouts.

* RUP stands for "Restricted Use Pesticide"


If you are needing information about a new or current Pesticide Applicator’s License (or renewal of one), please contact the LA Department of Agriculture and Forestry at: 225-922-1234 and ask for the pesticide division. To inquire about your certification status or a new card that you've not yet received, email your questions to Pestcert@ldaf.state.la.us

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