The Certification of Pesticide Dealers in
On July 1, 1983, the following requirement went
into effect: No person shall distribute, sell or offer for sale;
or supervise the distribution, sale, or offering for sale, of
any Federal or State restricted-use pesticide to an end user
(someone who will be using the pesticide in NJ) without being
certified and licensed as a pesticide dealer with the Pesticide
Control Program (PCP).
Dealer certification is accomplished by studying training
manuals developed for that purpose, which can be obtained
at any County
Cooperative Extension Office. The two training manuals
to use to prepare for the Dealer exam are the "Pesticide
Dealer Manual" and the "Pesticide Applicator Training
Manual - Core Manual."
The Dealer exam is a closed book exam. This means you cannot refer to your training manual during the exam.There is a 1 hour 45 minute time limit for taking the exam. Exam sessions are held monthly throughout the state. For more information visit the Exam
Sign-Up page. You can also call the PCP at (609) 984-6614 to sign-up for the Dealer certification exam.
Once you have passed the Pesticide Dealer Certification Exam,
you will be automatically sent an application to apply for the
Certified Pesticide Dealer license. The application to apply
for the Certified Pesticide Dealer license must be completed
and returned with the required license fee. This is an annual
license, with the license year running from November 1st to
October 31st. If a Certified Pesticide Dealer fails to get licensed
for two consecutive years once certified, the dealer loses certification
and will have to retake the certification exam to be eligible
for a license once again.
Important Note: There is a requirement for a Pesticide
Dealer Business license, in addition to the requirement for
a Certified Pesticide Dealer license, for every outlet where
restricted-use pesticides are distributed to end-users. Every
Pesticide Dealer Business must employ at least one licensed
Certified Pesticide Dealer. Check out the Pesticide
Dealer Business License page.
If you have any questions pertaining to Certified Pesticide
Dealer licensing or Pesticide Dealer Business licensing, please
call the PCP at (609) 984-6601.