Regulatory Requirements Associated with the Treatment of Seeds
Commercial Pesticide Applicator License with a Seed Treatment Category
($60 per year applicator license, $40 per year operator license) Individuals who purchase, use, or supervise the use of pesticides classified for General or Restricted Use for hire are required to hold a Commercial Pesticide Applicator License. Also, individuals making pesticide applications to seeds need the Seed Treatment Category on their license. In addition to successfully completing the general standards and category examinations, individuals wishing to become licensed as a Commercial Pesticide Applicator must also provide evidence of financial responsibility by means of a surety bond or a certificate of liability insurance. Questions regarding pesticide applicator/operator testing and licensing should be directed to the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Environmental Programs at 217-785-2427.