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Certification and License Renewal
for Commercial Applicators
This is the time of year when all Commercial Pesticide Applicators need to renew their pesticide applicator license with the Office of Indiana State Chemist. As such, it is also a good time to review your current Continuing Credit Hours (CCH’s) going into the end of the year.
Your certification remains in force through December 31 of the fifth year following renewal. However, the applicator license and business license must be renewed each December. You should now have received that renewal invoice from the State Chemist Office and it must be paid by December 31, 2012 to avoid a penalty.
Certification renewal can be accomplished by either retaking the Certification examination in the respective category, or by accumulating the minimum number of CCH’s before expiration of your certification for that category
The minimum number of CCH’s required for renewal of each category relevant to members of the Indiana Professional Lawn & Landscape Association, is as follows.
Category 2 10 CCH’s
Category 3a 15 CCH’s
Category 3b 20 CCH’s
Category 5 15 CCH’s
Category 6 15 CCH’s
Category 7a 20 CCH’s
A commercial applicator can accumulate CCH’s only in the category in which he or she is certified at the time of participating in a specific training program.
A commercial applicator can accumulate a maximum of one-half (1/2) of the total number of CCH’s required at any one training program.
CCH’s accumulated by a commercial applicator in excess of the total number of CCH’s required shall not be carried forward to the next certification period.
IPLLA encourages every commercial applicator to keep close track of your individual accumulated CCH’s as well as the five year expiration date of your commercial applicator license.
The CCH program is one of the best ways possible to maintain your commercial applicator license and to keep yourself up-to-date on changing trends and new technology available to our industry.
Executive Director – IPLLA
Member – Indiana Pesticide Review Board