What is the Difference?
Pesticide Applicator License Renewal
You will receive an update of your Recertification status at least once a year with your License Renewal Invoice. The "Recertification Update Form" will tell you when your 5-year period is up for each area you are certified in, how many units you have accumulated, and how many more you need. You will be able to pay for your license online using the Invoice you receive by clicking HERE
If you do not receive your Annual Invoice, you can look up you information to make an online payment. New Jersey-licensed pesticide applicators can access their Pesticide License Information electronically by going to the ‘DEP DataMiner Pesticides‘ web page. To look up your own Pesticide Applicator License status, scroll to the report for your type of license titled specifically as either:
- Invoice Numbers for Unpaid License Invoices - Individuals
- Invoice Numbers for Unpaid License Invoices - Businesses
Pesticide Applicator Recertification
In order to maintain valid Pesticide Applicator Certification in the state of New Jersey, pesticide applicators must earn a minimum of 24 recertification credits by attending continuing education courses.
Commercial Pesticide Applicators must accumulate 8 Core credits and 16 category credits (per each category certified). Private Pesticide Applicators must accumulate 8 Core credits and 16 ‘PP2’ credits.
The total 24 recertification credits must be accumulated by the applicator within a five year period subsequent to passing their certification exam. The five year period begins the November 1st following passing the exam, and ends five years later on October 31th. If the full complement of recertification credits is not earned within that five year period, certification as a pesticide applicator in New Jersey expires. Certification in these cases can only be acquired by passing the required exams again.
New Jersey-licensed pesticide applicators can access their course history electronically by going to the ‘DEP DataMiner Pesticides‘ web page and access their current license information and recertification status Applicators can check to see how many recertification units they have accrued by CORE, CORE Category, or PP2; as well as make sure that their license is still current. The DataMiner webpage for Pesticides has many reports. To look up your own Pesticide Applicator License status, scroll to the report for your type of license titled specifically as either:
- Commercial Certified Pesticide Applicators – Specific Information
- Private Certified Pesticide Applicators – Specific Information
Recertification Courses for New Jersey Pesticide Applicators
The NJPMA offers New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) approved recertification courses. Course topics offered for recertification credit include: Core (private or commercial certifications), as well as many of the commercial pest control categories. Recertification credits can be earned by either attending an NJDEP-approved recertification course, or by completing an NJDEP-approved online training webinar offered by the NJPMA.
To find recertification courses open to the public, applicators can browse our list of In-Person courses or workshop as well as our Online Webinars and Zoom meetings at www.NJPMA.com.
For Additional Assistance, Please Contact The NJDEP
IMPORTANT NJ DEP Phone Numbers:
DEP Licensing Process - (609) 984-6507
General DEP Questions - (609) 984-6507
Schedule Your Exam with the DEP - (609) 984-6614
Questions related to courses should be emailed to email@example.com.
Please visit the NJDEP website www.pcpnj.org for periodic updates of invoice numbers and credits.
Bureau of Pesticide Control -Compliance and Enforcement, Licensing and Registration
Chief - McConville, Michael: 609-984-6568 - Mike.McConville@dep.nj.gov
Robert Harkins: 609-633-9876 -Robert.Harkins@dep.nj.gov (Northern Enforcement)
Nancy Santiago: 609-984-6914 -Nancy.Santiago@dep.nj.gov (Southern, Enforcement, Agriculture, School IPM)
Hollie Ezze: 609-984-6666 - Hollie.Ezze@dep.nj.gov (Licensing and Registration, Permits, Southern Enforcement)
Stephen Bross - Reciprocal License and Outreach: 609-984-6953 - Stephen.Bross@dep.nj.gov
Brittney Strano - Operators and Product Registration: 609-984-6652 - Brittney.Strano@dep.nj.gov
Andrea Wagner - Continuing Education: 609-984-6614 - PestCertCourses@dep.nj.gov