Private Licensing


Private Applicator

A person applying Restricted Use pesticides to produce an agricultural commodity on property they own or control. 

Private Applicator License

Required for persons fitting the description above. In order to fumigate their own grain bins, Private Applicators must also take the Grain Fumigation category exam.

Private Applicator Licensing requirements

  1. Pass the 50-question private applicator exam with a score of 35 or more correct or the 100-question General Standards exam or Aerial General Standards exam with a score of 70 or more.
  2. Watch the mail for your license application.
  3. Return the completed license application form with the appropriate fee to the Illinois Department of Agriculture

Private Applicator License Fee

$60 for a 3-year license