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Reciprocity

North Carolina has reciprocal agreements with several states. Reciprocity is only granted to individuals who are residents of a state other than North Carolina. Once you become a resident of North Carolina, reciprocity is no longer an option and therefore you must take the appropriate North Carolina exam(s) to become certified and licensed.

Commercial Ground Applicators

Non-residents of North Carolina can be issued a reciprocal North Carolina ground applicator's license provided they have proof that they were certified by written examination in Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina or Florida. A valid certification card must be presented before a reciprocal license will be issued. The cost of the reciprocal license is $75 per year. Recertification can be maintained through the applicator's home state or through earning the appropriate number of credits in North Carolina.

Aerial Applicators

Residents of Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia and Mississippi can be issued an aerial applicator's license in the subclass of public health only. The cost of the reciprocal license is $75 per year. North Carolina does not have any other aerial applicator reciprocity agreements other than the aforementioned. This reciprocity is granted only upon the declaration of a public health emergency by an appropriate state or local official.

Private Pesticide Applicators

Certified private pesticide applicators can be issued a reciprocal North Carolina private pesticide applicator certification provided they have proof that they are currently certified in another state. The cost of the reciprocal certification is $10 per three-year cycle. A valid certification card must be presented before a reciprocal certification will be issued. Recertification can be maintained through the applicator's home state or through earning the appropriate number of credits in North Carolina.

Pesticide Dealers and Consultants

North Carolina does not have reciprocity agreements for pesticide dealers or pest control consultants.

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NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticide Division, James W. Burnette, Jr., Director
Mailing Address: 1090 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1090
Physical Address: 2109 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 733-3556 ; FAX: (919) 733-9796