Study Packet for the Pesticide Applicator Category:
Commercial 9 Regulatory Pest Control Exam
After you read the notes on this webpage, click on the LINK TO STUDY
PACKET below. Another webpage will open and show you the
list of study guides that make up a complete study packet for the commercial 9 regulatory pest
control category. They are about handling restricted use pesticides
properly. You may use them as study material for the Hawaiʻi Department
of Agriculture’s examination for the commercial 9 category. You must
pass both parts of that exam to qualify to be certified to buy or use
restricted use pesticides covered by that category.
Commercial 9 category
Commercial 9 regulatory pest control applicators are federal, state or
other governmental employees who use or supervise the use of restricted
use pesticides in the control of regulated pests prescribed under
chapter 150A, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, and the Federal Plant Pest Act.
If this category description does not describe the work you do with
pesticides, you may need to be certified in a different category or an
additional category. To learn more about categories of
certification, consult an environmental health specialist at one of
these Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture telephone numbers (area code
- Hawaiʻi island applicators--call Honolulu direct 808-973-9424 or 973-9409.
- Lanaʻi, Molokaʻi, and Maui applicators--call Honolulu direct
808-973-9424 or 973-9409, or toll-free 984-2400 x 39424 or 39409
followed by "#".
- Oʻahu applicators--call Honolulu direct 973-9424 or 973-9409.
- Kauaʻi applicators--call Honolulu direct 973-9409 or 973-9424, or toll free 274-3141 x 39409 or 39424 followed by "#".
Why become certified?
Being certified as a commercial 9 applicator allows you to buy, use, or
supervise the use of restricted use pesticides covered by the that
To become certified for the commercial 9 regulatory pest control
category, you must pass the Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture’s two-part
certification examination, complete and submit an application form, and
pay the fees. You must be at least 18 years old when you take the exam.
The Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture staff will score your exam and if
you pass, qualify you to get a plastic-coated card as proof of your
certification. The card will show your name, picture, signature,
certification number, your applicator category, and an expiration date.
You can show your card when you buy restricted use pesticides in Hawaiʻi. It expires after five years.
Examination for certification
Sign up for an examination date either by using the Department's web portal at https://inforps-dp.hawaii.gov/PesticidesEducation/#/homepage,
or by contacting an environmental health specialist at one of the
Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture offices listed above. Ask about signing up for the restricted use pesticide certification exam for the
commercial 9 regulatory pest control category.
The examination tests your ability to interpret pesticide labels and
apply label information to pest management problems. It covers proper
handling, storage, and disposal, first aid, calibration, laws and
regulations, emergency response, and pesticides in the environment.
Fees for examinations and certification cards will be collected by the
person who conducts the exams or issues the certification card. For more
information about fees, consult an environmental health specialist at
one of the Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture offices, listed above.
What's in this packet?
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You're welcome to print copies of any or all of the study guides, or have someone print them for you.
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