Pesticide Safety Education Program

A Commercial Applicator Certification is required if you work for hire to apply “restricted use” pesticides to control pests on public and/or private property.

A Commercial Applicator License is required if you work for hire to apply “general use” pesticides to control pests on public and/or private property.

A Pesticide Dealer License is required if you sell “restricted use” pesticides.

A Private Applicator Certification is required to use “restricted use” pesticides on agricultural commodities (e.g. vegetables, fruit, turf).


Training Requirements

All applicators listed above are required to attend the core training which consists of 2 days with an exam in the afternoon of the second day. Individuals that would like to become commercially certified are required to attend additional category training and testing in their specialty area.

Preregistration is required by mail. Please use the registration form below. If you need a confirmation, contact Margaret Siligato at (401) 874-5997 or siligato@uri.edu.


Registration Form

Location: Click Here for MapQuest.com directions to 2150 Kingstown Road, Kingston, RI 02881. East Farm is about ½ mile south of the Rt. 138 and Rt. 108 intersection. Follow signs to Pesticide Training in Building 75 when on East Farm Rd.

Recertification Reminder: Commercial applicators are required to obtain 8 recertification credits within every 5 year period after your initial license or certification. Private applicators are required to obtain 6 recertification credits every 5 year period after your initial certification. Use the registration form and indicate that you are recertifying. Applicators can attend any sessions listed below for recertification credits.

For more information, please contact:

Margaret Siligato at URI
(401) 874-5997
Robin Mooney at DEM
(401) 222-2781-x4513

(Sign language interpretation/personal FM systems/disability assistance call 72 hours in advance. For TDD 874-2285)