Licensing

When licensing is not needed

  • When applying pesticides, other than Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs), to property owned by you or your employer
  • Applications of general use pesticides by public employees with non-powered equipment, except on school properties
  • Advising others on general use pesticides
  • Applying pesticides as a part of landscape maintenance under specific conditions

When licensing is needed

  • Buying, applying, or supervising the use of RUPs
  • Advising others on the use of RUPs
  • Applying pesticides to someone else’s property (private or public land)
  • Applying pesticides as a public employee using machine-powered equipment and/or applying RUPs
  • Applying pesticides on school properties​​​​​​​​

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Pesticide Licensing Guide for Oregon

Explains pesticide licensing, certification, license types and categories, record keeping, exams, training, and related information. Document

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Send information to 503-986-4746

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Deb Clason
Pesticide User Certification & Licensing Assistant
Phone: 503-986-4563
Laurie Gordon
Pesticide User Certification & Licensing Specialist
Phone: 541-617-6097
Rose Kachadoorian
Pesticide Registration & Certification Leader
Endangered Species
Phone: 503-986-4651
Linda White
Pesticide User Certification & Licensing Specialist
Phone: 503-986-4752
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