College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
University of Hawaii at Manoa

PESTICIDE RISK REDUCTION EDUCATION

This webpage was updated on January 27, 2017.

Categories of Certification for Pesticide Applicators in Hawaii
   

Before you choose a study packet, figure out which one matches the type of work you do with restricted use pesticides. We offer 21 different study packets, one for each of the 21 categories and subcategories of examinations offered by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. To get started, review the following list of the categories and subcategories. Or, call one of the phone numbers listed below to learn more. (You could waste your time and money if you make a wrong guess.)

   

List of Categories and Subcategories
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Private 1 – General Agricultural – pest control.
Private 2 – Agricultural Fumigation – pest control.
Private 3 – Agricultural Chemigation – pest control.
Commercial 1a – Agricultural Plant – pest control.
Commercial 1b – Agricultural Animal – pest control.
Commercial 2 – Forest – pest control.
Commercial 3 – Turf and Ornamental – pest control
Commercial 4 – Aerial – pest control.
Commercial 5 – Aquatic – pest control.
Commercial 6 – Right-of-Way – pest control.
Commercial 7a – Fumigation – pest control.*
Commercial 7b – Termite – pest control control.*
Commercial 7c – General – pest control control.*
Commercial 7d – Institutional – pest control.
Commercial 7e – Vault Fumigation – pest control.
Commercial 7f – Specialty: Chlorine Gas.
Commercial 7f – Specialty: Sewer Line Chemical Root Control.
Commercial 7d – Specialty: TBT.
Commercial 7f – Specialty: Wood Treatment.
Commercial 9 – Regulatory – pest control.
Commercial 10 – Demonstration, Research, and Instructional – pest control.
Commercial 11 – Chemigation – pest control.
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* Commercial 7a, 7b, and 7c subcategories are only for employees of pest control businesses that are licensed to operate in Hawaii by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

    Hawaii Department of Agriculture telephone numbers:
  • Hawaii island applicators—call Hilo direct 808-974-4143 or 333-2844.
  • Lanai, Molokai, and Maui applicators—call Honolulu direct 808-973-9424 or 973-9409, or toll-free 984-2400 x 39424 or 39409 followed by “#”.
  • Oahu applicators—call Honolulu direct 973-9424 or 973-9409.
  • Kauai applicators—call Honolulu direct 973-9409 or 973-9424, or toll free 274-3141 x 39409 or 39424 followed by “#”.

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