In Illinois, those who apply pesticides must:

  • be at least 16 years of age;
  • be a resident of Illinois;
  • pass a written exam; and
  • pay a fee.

Pesticide applicators must renew their licenses every three years.

For more information, contact:

Illinois Department of Agriculture
State Fairgrounds
801 E. Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62702-1813
Phone: 217.782.2172, Fax: 217.785.4505