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Reciprocity Information

Note: If you are a resident of New York State, you do not qualify for reciprocity; however, you may qualify to take the certification exam. Please refer to the Pesticide Applicator/Technician Information page in the left hand column for further instruction.

Reciprocal licenses are for initial pesticide applicator certification only. If the individual has ever held a pesticide certification in New York in the past, they do not qualify for reciprocity. In addition, reciprocal licenses can only be issued to certified pesticide applicators that reside in the state they are seeking reciprocity from. For example, an applicator living in New Jersey holding pesticide applicator certification in Connecticut would not be eligible for reciprocity. The department currently has reciprocity agreements with the following states: NJ, PA, OH, VT, RI, CT and IN. Use the chart below to determine which New York pesticide certification category(ies) you are eligible to apply for by finding the category(ies) you are currently Certified in under your home state and follow that row accross to the left to see which category number(s) you will want to request on your New York State reciprocity application.

Category Equivalents

NY NJ 1 2 PA OH 1 2 VT CT RI IN 1
1A 1A 1+2+3 2A+2B+2C 1A NA 1A 1
1B 1B 4 9 1B NA 1B 13
1C 8F NA 9 NA NA NA NA
1D NA 20+21 10C+2A+2F NA NA NA 7D
2 2 5 4A 2 NA 2 2
3A 3A+3B 6+7 6A+6C+8 3A+3B NA 3A+3B 3A+3B
3B 3B 7 8 3B NA 3B 3B
3C 3C 22 6B NA NA 4 13
4 4 8 2D 4 NA 5 4
5A 5 9 3A 5 NA 5 5
5B 5 9 3A 5 NA 5 5
5C 5 NA 3A 5 NA NA 5
5D 7F NA 3C 5 NA NA 13
5E 8E 26 3D 5 NA NA 13
6A 6B 10 5 6 NA 6 6
6B 7E 19 4B 7D NA NA 13
7A 7A 11 10A+7 7A NA 7A+7D 7A
7B 7C 13+20 10C NA NA 7C 7D
7C 7B 12 10B NA NA 7B 7B
7D 7E 19 4B 7D NA 7B 13
7F 7D 11 10A+10C 7C NA 7A+7D 7A
7G 8D NA NA 7E NA NA 13
8 8A+8B 15+16 7+10D 8 8 8 8
9 9 17 NA 9 9 9 NA
10 10 18 NA 10 10 10 NA
11 11 25 1 11 NA NA 11
12 Dealer
Cert.
27 NA 10 NA NA NA
21 NA Private
Cert.
1+2 6 Private
Cert.
Private
Cert.
NA
22 NA Private
Cert.
4 2 OR 3 Private
Cert.
Private
Cert.
NA
23 NA Private
Cert.
3 3 Private
Cert.
Private
Cert.
NA
24 NA Private
Cert.
6 4 Private
Cert.
Private
Cert.
NA
25 NA Private
Cert.
5 4 Private
Cert.
Private
Cert.
NA
31 NA Private
Cert.
8 1 Private
Cert.
Private
Cert.
NA
41 NA Private
Cert.
11 5 NA NA NA

1 - Home state certification in current and prior year required.
2 - May add categories through reciprocity.