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Pesticide Reciprocal Certification

A commercial applicator who is certified under the state plan of another state may become certified as a reciprocal (commercial) applicator in Delaware without a written examination by completing the following:

Please Note:

  • Not all categories of certification are the same between states currently
  • Reciprocal Certification from a state other than your home state cannot be used in acquiring a reciprocal license in Delaware
  • Registered Service Employees or Registered Technicians cannot become Delaware Reciprocal Applicators. (Only Certified Commercial)

Delaware currently recognizes the following states as reciprocal partners:

  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia


Out of State Businesses

For applicators who will be operating within the State of Delaware, with an out of state business license, please check out our pesticide business licensing page for more information.

*Please note that not all categories of certification are the same between states. Download the Delaware Pesticide Application for Reciprocal Certification.

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