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Bureau of Licensing & Registrations

**PESTICIDE CERTIFICATION EXAMS Revised ALERT (issued November 20, 2020)**

Please be advised that in response to the ongoing COVID 19 coronavirus emergency and consistent with Federal, New Jersey State and local government direction, the Department continues to take every precaution to limit the possible spread of the virus. Based on continued governmental guidelines and restrictions, the Department will no longer be offering in-person pesticide certification exams.

In accordance with Pesticide rule amendments at N.J.A.C. 7:30 and in partnership with the Department, all pesticide certification exams will only be available online through Rutgers University’s Office of Continuing Professional Education. Exam applicants will register through an online Rutgers portal and will be assessed a nominal fee of $115 per exam.  Registration services and exams will be available 24/7.  Student ID verification and activity monitoring will be conducted via remote proctoring to uphold the Department’s exam standards and security.  The Department and Rutgers continue to work on finalizing data transmission issues and hope to have the exam registration portal available soon.  Please check back to this website for updated information including the link to the portal when it becomes available. 

**PESTICIDE PAPER LICENSE DELAYS  ALERT (updated November 12, 2020)**

Be advised that due to staff limitations related to the COVID 19 health emergency, processing and mailing of pesticide licenses may experience significant delays.  Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for license arrival via mail.  During that time as always, you may access and print the status of your payment and license. This printed information will be honored by enforcement inspectors until such time that your actual license is received.  To find and print your license status use Online Reports and select one of the following as appropriate from the alphabetical list of reports.  There are two reports for each to be searched by either name or license number:

  • Applicator Business
  • Certified Pesticide Dealers
  • Commercial Certified Pesticide Applicators
  • Commercial Pesticide Operators
  • Pesticide Dealer Information
  • Private Certified Pesticide Applicators

Should you still need to pay for a license, find reports in the list for:

  • Look Up Your License Invoice Number - Businesses
  • Look Up Your License Invoice Number – Individuals

With an invoice number you can Pay For Your License Online

**PESTICIDE CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (CEU) revised ALERT (issued September 28, 2020)**

Based on the current COVID 19 public health emergency, the Department has extended an interim policy allowing 100% online CEUs for remaining credits to accommodate for applicators whose 5-year recertification cycle ends October 31, 2020 and 2021. To verify if you are eligible, please click

Numerous online CEU courses are available and the Department continues to work directly with course providers to maintain an adequate number of online courses and CEUs while ensuring providers adhere to minimal online modality standards including student ID verification and class monitoring. For a list of available online CEU courses and providers, please click HERE.

Based on this interim policy, license recertification dates will not be extended. The Department anticipates that those licenses expiring in 2022 and beyond will be held to the standard maximum of 25% online training CEUs, however further policy adjustments will be considered based on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Private Certified Pesticide Applicators can now apply for their license using the Pay for a License online service. Even though Private applicator licenses have a $0 fee, one still has to apply for the license using the $0 invoice generated for that purpose.
Click here for the link to the Pay for a License service.


The Application for the Initial Registration of a Pesticide Product is now a web form and replaces former application forms VPX-014A & VPX-014B. Note: ALSTAR system subscribers do not have to submit initial product registrations by using this web form.

About Us
The Bureau of Licensing and Registrations (BL&R) provides administrative support for the following professional licensing and/or certification programs: What We Do
The BL&R performs the required administrative process functions to meet the licensing and/or certification program demands:
  • Reviews and processes applications
  • Issues certifications, licenses, permits and registrations
  • Tracks individual continuing education credits
  • Performs customer assistance, educational outreach, and training
  • Facilitates licensing Board, advisory, and stakeholder meetings
  • Provides automated online reports and payment procedures

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