Government Tools

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Commercial Applicator License ApplicationOnline License Application – Commercial applicators not only have to be certified, they also have to be licensed. To apply for a license, fill out this DATCP form and mail to DATCP.

Need to take a certification exam? Easily schedule your exam online here: Certification Exam Scheduling

How to Comply Manuals – DATCP provides several “How to Comply” manuals. They provide manuals for Agricultural, Aquatic & Mosquito, Turf and Landscape and Structural applicators. These manuals provide checklists and have other information to help you comply with the regulations involved in pesticide use.

Landscape Registry – Property owners can be notified of landscape applications by registering on the Landscape Registry. Commercial applicators who apply pesticides in Turf & Landscapes have to check this Registry and provide notification of application to people who have signed up and are within one block of where they will be applying pesticides. List of registered properties.

Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

Environmental Enforcement Specialists – List of DATCP’s inspectors by region.  DATCP’s Environmental Enforcement Specialists are a great source of information. Also, they are great at asking about “gray” areas.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Consolidated Lists of Lists – This consolidated list of chemicals subject to reporting requirements under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. Remember, that SARA Title III stuff we mentioned in the emergency section of the training? Some pesticide inventories have to be reported to Wisconsin Emergency Management and your county’s Local Emergency Planning Committee. At certain levels Emergency Management Plans are required.

Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

The Federal Worker Protection Standard is a law meant to protect agricultural workers from exposure to pesticides. It has been significantly revised over the past couple of years. The following links take you to more information about WPS.

Worker Protection Standard How to Comply Manual

Worker Protection Standard Quick Reference Guide – If you own or manage a farm, production forest, greenhouse or nursery and employ non-family members you have to comply with WPS.  This Quick Guide can help you figure out what you have to do to be compliant.

WPS Respiratory Protection Guide – Under the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) as revised in 2015, there are new requirements for pesticide handlers when pesticide labels require the use of a respirator.

Pesticide Educational Resource Collaborative (PERC) – Need training materials for WPS?

WPS Safety Posters