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Bureau of Licensing & Registrations

CERTIFICATION EXAMS Revised ALERT (issued January 11, 2021)**
The Department and Rutgers University are pleased to announce that the new online Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam Registration (PACER) system is NOW AVAILABLE for your use.  Anyone interested in taking a Pesticide exam must register through the PACER system at

  • The registration PACER system and exams are available 24/7.  
  • All exams will be administered via remote proctoring including real-time student ID verification and activity monitoring to uphold the Department’s exam standards and security. 
  • Exam applicants will be assessed a nominal fee for each exam. 
  • All exams are CLOSED book.
  • The Department no longer offers any pesticide certification exams.

**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:

  • Invoice Numbers for Unpaid License Invoices - Businesses
  • Invoice Numbers for Unpaid License Invoices - 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.


It is recommended that Private Certified Pesticide Applicators process the “$0.00” fee for their license using the Pay for a License online service. The “$0.00” fee must be processed for a license to be generated.  Alternatively, the “$0.00” invoice may be signed and returned to Treasury but this will increase processing time significantly.  Failure to process the “$0.00” fee will prevent a license from being created or mailed.
Click here for the link to the easily accessible Pay for a License service to process the required “$0.00” Private Applicator fee.


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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