Renewal of Pesticide Dealer License

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Posted on December 17th, 2012 by Bill Riden in Applicators

All licensed pesticide dealers in Pennsylvania should have received (or will be receiving soon) their renewal notice for the 2013 Pennsylvania Pesticide Dealer License. One of the changes on this year’s renewal is the requirement to have a certified dealer manager on staff.

The new pesticide regulations effective December 11, 2012 require any person attempting to purchase a restricted use pesticide for resale or distribution to have a current and valid pesticide dealer license. The purchase and sale of restricted use pesticides also requires the dealer to have at least one certified dealer manager on staff at each dealer location.

A point of clarification, this year’s dealer license renewal requires the dealer to have a certified dealer manager if they want to renew their license. That is correct.  However, if the dealer only sells general use pesticides, the pesticide dealer license is not required. A pesticide dealer license is only required by a dealer buying and selling restricted use pesticides.

Please contact Bill Riden, our Pesticide Education Specialist at, if you have any questions or need more information.

Until next time,
Be Safe!