Individual Commercial Pesticide Reciprocal Applicator - Not For Hire
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The Pesticide Certification and Licensing Program is frequently reevaluating certification standards in other states in order to determine if different certifications can be reciprocated. Even if you have been reciprocated before, please visit this website, in order to view what certifications are required in other states in order to be reciprocated in Wisconsin this licensing cycle. If this information is not provided for your state or you are still unsure if you can be reciprocated, please contact the Pesticide Certification and Licensing Program before applying for a Reciprocal Individual Commercial Applicator’s License.


Not-for-hire applicators are owners or employees who apply non-agricultural pesticides to their own land or buildings.

If this is your first time applying for a pesticide applicator Not- For-Hire license, please start the process by clicking “Start New Application”. This will walk you through the licensing process step-by-step. Please note, due to renewals the “Start New Application” button will be disabled from Mid-October until February of each year. When the “Start New Application” button is disabled, new applicators will need to apply via the paper application which can be found here.

Learn how to re-apply for your existing license online in this video.

If you currently hold a license and are looking to renew your license, you should click “Re-apply for Existing License."

If you did not hold a license last year, but held a license previously, you will need to submit a paper application which can be found here.

If you require assistance, email

Authority: s. 94.704 and 93.135, Wis. Stats., ss. ATCP 29.25and 29.26(10), Wis. Adm. Code
DARM-BACM-020w (rev 08/2023)
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