North Carolina has the following Pesticide Applicator Categories:
|DoD Category||North Carolina State Equivalent and Number|
|2 Forest||Forest Pest Control (G) (NCDA)|
|3 Ornamental and Turf||Ornamental and Turf Pest (L) (NCDA)|
|3a Soil Fumigation||No Equivalent|
|5 Aquatic Plant and Animal||Aquatic Pest Control (A) (NCDA)|
|6 Right-of-Way||Right-of-Way Pest Control (H) (NCDA)|
|6a Grassland and Non-Crop Agricultural Land||No Equivalent|
|7 Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health-Related||Household Pests (Phase P), Wood Destroying Pests (Phase W) (SPC)|
|7a Stored Product Fumigation||Fumigation (Phase F) (SPC)|
|8 Public Health||Public Health Pest Control (B) (NCDA), Household Pests (Phase P)|
|10 Demonstration and Research||Demonstration and Research (N) (NCDA)|
|11 Aerial||Aerial (P) (NCDA)|
Certifications granted by North Carolina Department of Agriculture (NCDA)
Certifications granted by North Carolina Structural Pest Control Division (SPC)
Contractor's license is required.
Subcontractor's license is required.
Explanation of Licensing Categories
A - Aquatic Pest Control. For pesticide applicators applying pesticides in and around water (ponds, lakes, and streams). A separate manual and examination are available for persons who apply paints containing tributyltin (TBT) to boats and ships.
B - Public Health Control. For applicators using pesticides outdoors to protect human health. For example, fogging for mosquitoes, spraying outside for flies, controlling rats in sewers, and similar jobs would require certification in this category. Usually applicators in this category are governmental employees.
D - Dealer. For persons selling or offering to sell restricted use pesticides to a certified end user.
I - Regulatory Pest Control. For persons working with quarantine or eradication programs involving regulated pests such as fire ants, witchweed, and gypsy moth. Usually, applicators in this category are state or federal employees.
K - Agricultural Pest Control - Animal. For pesticide applicators applying pesticides to animals. Separate manuals and exams are available for livestock, pets and poultry.
L - Ornamental & Turf Pest Control. For pesticide applicators using pesticides to maintain ornamentals, shade trees, and turf. This category includes commercial pesticide application work on home lawns, public grounds, parks, greenhouses, shade trees, golf courses, and cemeteries.
M - Seed Treatment. For persons applying pesticides (usually insecticides, fungicides, or bactericides) to seed held for resale.
N - Demonstration & Research. For persons who apply pesticides as part of a field demonstration or research program. University and chemical company personnel fall into this category. Each person licensed in demonstration and research must be licensed in one or more specialty areas.
O - Agricultural Pest Control - Plant. For pesticide applicators, applying pesticides in farm situations, such as to fumigate plant beds or apply pesticides to vegetable, fruit or field crops.
P - Aerial Methods. For pesticide applicators applying pesticides using agricultural aircraft. An aerial applicator can be certified in any specialty area except seed treatment, wood treatment, and ag pest-animal.
T - Wood Preservation and Wood Products Treatment. For pesticide applicators using restricted use pesticides (creosote, pentachlorophenol, and inorganic arsenicals) to preserve wood and/or wood products.
V - Private Pesticide Applicator (Safety Training). For pesticide applicators, or their employees, using restricted use pesticides for the purpose of growing an agricultural commodity on lands they either own or rent.
X - Private Pesticide Applicator (Specialty Training). For pesticide applicators, or their employees, using restricted use pesticides for the purpose of growing an agricultural commodity on lands they either own or rent.
§ 106-65.25. Phases of structural pest control; prohibited acts; license required; exceptions.
(a) The Committee shall classify license phases to be issued under this Article. Separate phases or subphases shall be specified for: