Public Operator License
What is the Purpose of this License?
Government employees who apply any restricted use pesticide or general use pesticides through motorized equipment in the course of their public employment are required to have a Public Operator License.
Who issues this License?
Department of Agriculture
What Activities Require this License?
Applying a pesticide as a government employee.
How Much Will this License Cost?
How Long is my License Valid?
The license must be renewed annually and has a 5 year recertification cycle, during which time the licensee must meet continuing education requirements(see Notes).
Notes / Comments:Within the 5 year recertification cycle, the licensee must gain 40 continuing education credits with a maximum of 15 credits per year or retest.
Pesticides and Fertilizer Program
1111 Washington Street
PO Box 42589
Olympia, WA 98504-2589
Toll Free: 1-877-301-4555
Fax: (360) 902-2093
* Permit information last updated 9/16/2010.
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