Certification, Recertification and Licensing

What is a certified, private, commercial and/or licensed pesticide applicator?

  1. certified pesticide applicator is one who purchases and/or uses or supervises the use of a restricted-use pesticide.
  2. A private applicator is one who purchases and/or uses or supervises the use of a restricted-use pesticide on their own property or anyone
    else's property as long as they do it without direct compensation for their services.  These include farmers, greenhouse or nursery operators.
     
  3. A commercial applicator is an individual who purchases and/or uses or supervises the use of restricted-use pesticides, who do not fall under the definition of a private applicator. 
  4. A licensed pest control operator is an individual engaged in commercial pest control with a chartered company that charges a fee for their services or engaged in pest control with a non-chartered company or establishment, such as, a food processing plant, prison or school. 

 

   For more information, contact Ruth Correll at 615-444-9584 or acorrell@utk.edu