Certification Process and Requirements for Supervisors
3/11/2021, E-License, a new online licensing service is live and accepting applications for Pesticide Supervisors. If you already have a Connecticut pesticide certification please contact us by email for your login information. If you do not have an account follow the instructions on the page below, please read carefully.
A supervisory certificate is required for commercial applicators who are responsible for deciding whether or not pesticides are to be employed, how they are to be mixed, where they are to be employed, what pesticides are to be used, the dosage and timing involved in the pesticide use and the methods of application and precautions to be taken in the use of such pesticides. The supervisory certificate allows the licensee to purchase restricted-use pesticides from a registered dealer.
Every company applying pesticides commercially must have a certified supervisory applicator. That individual must either be present at the site during pesticide application or provide specific written instructions to the certified operator. The operator must not apply pesticides without the written instructions. If, during the course of making an application, a treatment is required or requested that is not included in the written instructions held by the operator, the operator must not perform that treatment until he has obtained written instructions pertaining to the new application.
- An applicant must be at least 18 years of age and pass the appropriate examination(s)
- Registering for a new E-License Account
- Application for Supervisory Applicator Instructions
- As of April 2021, the core and safety questions for each exam have been combined with the category specific questions.
- You must score at least 75% to pass the written portion of the exam.
- You have up to 3 hours to take the exam
- Each registration you may attempt up to 3 categories.
- Additional attempts or categories require additional application fees.
- If you pass the written exam, most categories have an oral examination.
- You will be scheduled by email 1 to 4 weeks after you pass your written exam for an oral examination.
- The oral exam is in person and normally takes between 20 and 30 minutes.
- You will be asked questions pertinent to the certification you are looking to obtain by 2-4 board members.
- Questions may include pest identification, regulatory questions, pesticide choice questions, or any material covered in the study material.
Types of Pesticide Supervisor Examinations
|Name of Exam||Exam Categories|
|Agricultural Pest Control||1A: Plant|
|Aquatic Pest Control||5: Aquatic Pest Control|
|Custom Ground Pest Control|
|Demonstration and Research||10: Demonstration & Research|
|Forest Pest Control||2: Forest Pest Control|
|Industrial, Institutional and Structural Pest Control|
|Public Health||8: Public Health (governmental only)|
|Regulatory Pest Control||9: Regulatory (governmental only)|
|Rights of Way||
6: Right of Way
Supervisory applicators must obtain 12 credit hours per certification period for renewal of their supervisory pesticide certificate. Credit can be obtained by attending specific meetings/seminars provided by sponsors at various locations throughout the state.
Annual Pesticide Use Summary Reports
Commercial pesticide applicators are required to maintain records with respect to their use of pesticides and the supervision of pesticide use. This requirement includes submitting an annual Commercial Applicator Pesticide Use Summary Report (Word Form; PDF Form, PDF Instructions). DEEP may refuse to renew certification of a commercial applicator for failure to submit this report. The Pesticide Use Summary report may be submitted electronically at: email@example.com.
For more information please call the Pesticide Management Program (860) 424-3369, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Pesticide Management Program
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Content Last Updated on April 26, 2021