If you have questions about the test or licensing, please contact the Illinois Department of Agriculture at (217) 785-2427 (voice and TDD). For study materials or for questions about this testing location, call the University of Illinois Extension office at 815-842-1776, or stop by the office at 1412 S. Locust Street, Pontiac.
A private pesticide applicator's license is required for anyone using Restricted Use pesticides to produce an agricultural commodity on property they own or control. Applicants must attempt a private applicator examination and obtain a score of at least 70% correct once every three years.
Persons applying General or Restricted Use pesticide in the course of employment must be licensed by the Department of Agriculture as a commercial pesticide applicator.