The Colorado Pesticide Applicators' Act requires that a person may not use restricted-use or state-restricted-use pesticides unless licensed (certified) by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA). The Colorado Private Pesticide Applicator License is required of individuals who use or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides on land in agricultural production that is owned, leased, or rented by them or their employer.
CDA has a two-part system for private pesticide license renewal:
Colorado Private Pesticide Applicator Licenses are issued for three years. Continuing Education Credits (recetification credits) can be obtained at any time during the three year license cycle.
All Colorado Private Pesticide Applicator licenses expire on the applicator’s birthday. Renewal application forms are mailed to the Private Applicator two (2) months before the expiration date. If a licensee does not receive the renewal notice, a copy may be requested by calling the Pesticide Section at 303-869-9064. It is important that licensees inform CDA of any address change.
To renew a license, the licensee must complete the renewal notice and send it back to the CDA Pesticide Section with renewal fee ($75.00) and have accumulated the required seven (7) recertification credits.
If you do not acquire the required continuing education credits or let your license lapse you must retest in order to be licensed through the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Call CDA 303-869-9064 for further information.
Agricultural Insect (101)
Agricultural Diseases (102)
Agricultural Weed (103)
Seed Treatment (104)
Livestock Pest Control (105)
Aquatic Pest Control (108)
Industrial & Right-of-Way (109)
Public Health Pest Control (110)
Research and Development (111)
Metam Sodium for Sewer Root Control (113)
Turf & Ornamental
Turf Pest Control (206) – 2 credits
Ornamental Pest Control (207) – 2 credits
Structural Wood Destroying Organisms (301)
Outdoor Vertebrate Pest Control (302)
Residential/Commercial Pest Control (304) – 2 credits
Stored Commodities (305)
Wood Preservatives (306) Interior Plant Pest Control (307) Post Harvest Treatment of Potatoes (308)
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Mountain West PEST is excited to provide live online recertification credit training via Zoom Webinars. Live online webinars have been developed and approved for core and category credits. If your category is not listed as an "upcoming" webinar, please contact MWPEST (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Applicator Workshop Schedule
Upcoming Webinars (live online)
Please check back additional webinars will be scheduled.
Upcoming Workshops (in-person)
Core Credit Workshops
Core Credit Workshops provide ALL seven (7) Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) required recertification core credits:
The Core Credit workshops are open to Private and Commercial Applicators and unlicensed technicians or anyone else interested in learning more about pesticides.
Please call or email Sandra at 970-266-9573 or Sandra@MountainWestPEST.com for more information.
Commercial Applicator Category
Mountain West PEST has received Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) approval for recertification credit hours in the following pest management categories: