NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD
Division of Pesticide Control
PO Box 2042
Concord NH 03302-2042
New Hampshire Licensing Requirements
WHAT IS NEEDED TO COMMERCIALLY APPLY PESTICIDES (FOR HIRE)?
1. Supervisory Level License
2. Register Business or Branch Office
3. Proof of Insurance Coverage
HOW DO I OBTAIN A SUPERVISORY LEVEL LICENSE?
In New Hampshire, under the Pesticide Control Law – RSA 430, and the Code of
Administrative Rules of the Pesticide Control Board, every firm or branch office must have at
least one Supervisory Level License holder. To become licensed at the Supervisory Level, a
person must meet a five-year requirement as described in Pes 302.01. A combination of
license experience, work experience and education may be used to satisfy this requirement.
In addition, the person must fulfill all the requirements of Pes 503.03, including being
designated by the firm or company to be in a managerial or supervisory position, and be
actively supervising employees applying pesticides.
Any person pursuing a Supervisory Level License must first complete a Resume form
supplied by the Division.
Verification of experience and education is the applicant’s
responsibility. Once completed in full, submit the resume form with all verification documents
to the Division. Do not send license or exam application or fees with the Resume
Application. After the resume is reviewed, the applicant will receive a written response,
usually within thirty days, as to whether the five-year requirement has been met.
WHAT EXAMINATIONS ARE REQUIRED?
If the resume is accepted the applicant must schedule to take the written examination.
Once the applicant has passed the written examination, an oral examination will follow at a
later date as scheduled by the Division. A list of study materials will be sent to you with the
acceptance letter. Study materials are available from the University of New Hampshire.
HOW DO I REGISTER THE BUSINESS?
A firm Registration Form will be sent to you with your acceptance letter. This will
register the business or branch office as well as the Supervisory Level License holder. Once