Obtaining Reciprocity Certification in North Dakota
If you want to apply a restricted-use pesticide in North Dakota, you must hold a North Dakota certificate. A valid certification in another state may help you obtain a North Dakota certificate but it does not substitute for one.
North Dakota may issue a certification on a reciprocal basis, without examination, to nonresidents who are certified to use restricted-use pesticides under an EPA-approved program. Whether reciprocity exists or not depends on other state’s regulations and how similar they are to North Dakota. Eligibility for an individual holding a certificate is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Out-of-state applicators and dealers must meet all requirements for certification in North Dakota. These requirements include:
- A certification fee
- Proof of a valid pesticide license or certificate from state of residence
- A copy of a government issued picture identification
- Proof of financial responsibility (applicators only), and
- An appointment of agent