Welcome to the Pesticide Licenses and Recertification page. Extension Educators play a significant role in providing Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicators in maintaining their pesticide licenses through the Pesticide Applicator Recertification Programs (PARP). Pesticide applicators must pass required exams conducted through the Office of the State Chemist (OISC) to be able apply restricted use pesticides. Private applicators may also hold a Category 14 license for manure application. Once these are completed, PARP programs provide pesticide applicators and Category 14 applicators with the continuing education credits that are required to maintain their licenses.
This section provides educators OISC contact information, explains the process of PARP recertification and Purdue University’s policy concerning ANR educators obtaining a commercial pesticide license. Information concerning how educators approach pesticide drift complaints is provided to help educators navigate through these situations.